Monday, February 21, 2011

The Stay at Home Mom Chronicles : Sleepy Conversations

I'm realizing that my days around here seem to run together.
Ordinary moments unfold around me daily
and I need to stop and relish in them.
One day, my boys will be out living life
and I will miss these everyday experiences.

So, I am taking the time to document
the simple moments that pass between us.
I'm calling this little collection of memories...

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Some of the best conversations that I've had with Griffin
have been when he is settling down at bedtime.
For some reason, when he is tired
his little mind just opens up.

I love to curl up next to him
and before we tell bed time stories
he'll say
"Watcha' want to talk about?"

Then, we have grand conversations.
I adore the sleepy halo of thoughts that surround
his messy hair.

This ritual is starting to happen with Koen too.
I suppose that the snuggling lends itself to sweet bedtime talks.
Although, ours are much different being that he is 22 months old.

The other night, as he was relaxing in my arms
and we rocked dreamily,
his little hand patted my arm as he quietly whispered...

"Nice, mama, happy."

The he held up his palm and announced

"Hi five."

We slapped a high five
and then he settled down and fell asleep.

I will always cherish the
sleepy conversations that I have with my boys.


Anonymous said...

Little boys are so sweet. Mine are growing too fast. *sniff sniff*

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

So sweet.

singedwingangel said...

For mine it was a poem I made up one night when nothing else worked. Even today my 18 yr old who has bipolar and sleep issues will come to me and ask me to do the poem for him so he can go to sleep

Dixie Mom said...

You are a good momma. Enjoy those moments. Mine are gone. I was always preoccupied with getting my own sleep and now the moments have slipped away.
Great memories your making there...

R Montalban said...

I too love my conversations with my lovely and the games we play which I think I will do a post on but need to get the right images!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Bedtime conversations are my favorite now too. When I was VERY pregnant with Oliver and when he was first born they were really chaotic..but now that there is an established routine, we're back to our bedtime routine of bath/teeth brushing/bedtime stories. We snuggle and read and have some girl talk.
You are right-on to cherish such times and it's a sign of how connected they are with you that they love it too.

Amy said...

Oh my goodness...sweetest conversation ever!! Love that you are chronicaling these memories.

Alyssa said...

Awwww Sweet *tear* I don't want to think about my little boy growing up. He's always going to be my little boy that loves momma hugs right...right?

Anonymous said...

This sounds so sweet :)