Tuesday, April 24, 2012

If I could...

=> remember what it's like to be part of a community where caregivers and kids can hang out, socialise, and feel like we are not alone sometimes when parenting just feels like a chore and a daily grind...



=> remember how much fun it was to bake with kids at playgroup this morning...





=> remember how adorable children look when they are interacting and making friends...



=> remember that Kien does have his off days and needs the security of his mama's arms...



=> remember his love for sandpits, then perhaps he wouldn't have been on my hip for most of the morning...



=> forget the numerous times we've had to clean up puke and change sheets in the middle of the night - including last night, and twice the night before, and the night before that, and the night before that...

=> push through my tiredness and not count the number of nights on one hand where in the last 28 months I've not been woken up several times...

=> not be in despair when my child is having night terrors and screams for half an hour - at 1am...

=> see the forest through the trees and remember this is all just a fleeting moment in time...





=> appreciate that going for a 3 hour walk in the beautiful sunshine so my son would sleep is a rewarding experience worth remembering...



If I could cherish what I have, write it all down, take it all in, and remember how privileged I am for the opportunity.

~~~~~

Linking up for Lyrical Sunday this week.

6 comments:

LatteJunkie said...

Such important things to remember, especially when it's going rough. It's a beautiful visual to remind yourself with. I need to do one for Monkey.

I hope Kien feels better soon. Vomiting is never fun for anyone and it must be hard for you and him.

Thinking of you

xxxx

Carlos said...

I know how hard it is to provide the best quality of life there is. Sleepless nights are part of my life :) I just wish I could say with certainty is all right!

... Beautiful picture of the butterfly!

PS I hate having to prove I am not a robot to write a comment.

heywarc iewilie ??? really?

Michelle said...

I love your pictures as always, such an awesome post. Poor Kien being sick, I remember getting night terrors when I was little. I hope you get a good nights sleep really soon!!! If you haven't already, check out somewhere like Mother Well http://www.mother-well.co.nz/ It feels like it was so long ago that I had a little man waking and screaming every night! xo

Lien - all new adventures said...

@ Carlos, I've been thinking about turning word verification off and since your last comment I have :-)
So much easier, ay?

@ Michelle, thanks, I've been meaning to check that place out.

@ LatteJunkie, he didn't vomit tonight - woohoo! No more milk in the bed at bedtime is the policy now.

Sarah of Catching the Magic said...

Absolutely beautiful images and words, all so, so true. Hopefully your gorgeous son is feeling so much better now and you're enjoying a great weekend,

All the best, Sarah

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