Monday, August 2, 2010

Getting back to One

Its funny how hard it is to have a child, how long the days seem and how difficult to incorporate an extra person into all your plans.

How will I ever go to the grocery?  Get dinner on the table?  Have a spare moment to myself?  Following a busy, needy little person around consumes my every moment.

Its so hard to have one, that is, until you have more than one.

Yesterday, the big 3 went with Grandma and Grandpa to an extended family reunion and little J and I found ourselves alone with one another.  What a treat!  After spending a church service walking the hallways and playing in the drinking fountain, we picked up lunch to share on the back porch, just my boy and me.  We took a wagon ride around the block while J munched an apple.  He splashed in a bucket of water and brought me rocks while I worked on Daddy's sweater.

When he spent more time on my lap than exploring the bushes, I carried him up to his snug little bed and tucked him in with a kiss.

How fun to have some one on one time with my little guy - and not quite the hassle I once imagined it to be.


  1. I have thought this SO many times when one of our children are out for the day(or even hours!) how easy it feels..haha..and how I used to think it was unbearably hard to have that one(or two)..:)Its amazing our capacity to keep growing as people and God's grace over us as we raise our little ones.

  2. Oh you are so right. Took my Ruby to Target alone yesterday and I just kept wanting to cry, she is so amazing and smart and wonderful. Somedays Ijust miss it in between breakign up fights and cleaning up messes. Lol, and I might hate you for how far you are on J's sweater already. I have no motivation and keep falling asleep while knitting!

  3. Sara - I've got the body and one sleeve done. EZ's seamless sweaters are from the bottom up, so the yoke is last. I'm not motivated at all, its the only project I've been working on and I usually only manage a row or two before losing interest, lol!

    I know what you mean about missing it during regular life. I spent a solid 1/2 hour on the couch with Jonah yesterday, tickling and singing and playing and (of course) nursing. It was so precious! I can't remember the last time I did that.


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