Monday, December 28, 2009

Special Moment with a One-Eyed Penguin

Ahhh, Christmas Break, the time in the middle of the school year when I get to be a stay-at-home mom for two weeks. I have taken time to finish making Christmas presents and to get the house in order after the first 4 months of school and the Christmas festivities. I have read one book and started another, had a lazy pj day, and a wonderful relaxing day with my sister at the spa. But Ava (1) just gave me a subtle little reminder of why I really love these two weeks off.

I was on the computer looking for some inspiration for a cake to make and she toddled up to me with a one-eyed stuffed penguin and a Beatrix Potter boardbook wanting me to read to her. I don't think she has ever sat still long enough to hear an entire story. But this time she did. Before I was done, her sweet little head began to bob. I noticed that her eyes were slowly beginning to close. By the end of the story, she was sound asleep in my arms still clutching her one-eyed friend.

I know it's simple. I know that babies fall asleep in their mothers' arms all the time. But it's so very special to me. I know I miss so many of these opportunities when I am at work, which is why I cherish every one that I am here for.

6 Sweet Comments:

  1. Oh how I feel for you. I know exactly what you mean. Those types of moments are the most precious!

  2. that is the sweetest photo, ever. Enjoy your time off!

  3. Chasity - what a sweet sweet post. I am a working mom as well and can totally relate to looking forward to the holidays so I could be at home during the day. I was a single parent for ten years and worked full-time the entire time my son was young. Now he's a happy, healthy teenager. Its good that you cherish those moments when they fall asleep in your arms because they really do grow up so fast!

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  4. Great post! I agree cherish every moment before long they will be rotten teenagers. hehe I have met a few teens who aren't rotten and I pray mine turn out that way too.

  5. What a precious story...thank you for sharing it; it's a reminder to enjoy the "simple" things in life. Often the "simple" things are truly the most important.