Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I should totally be SLEEPING right now but I just need to clear a few things up. Regarding my previous post, I think that I mistakenly led people to believe that Garrett is incapable of having quiet time without me. He's not. He's often excellent at playing with toys by himself, reading to himself, watching movies by himself. He's just not ALWAYS good at it. And when he asks me to do something with him, I am compelled to oblige.

Call me crazy.
Call me a mother in the middle of a contested adoption with the possibility of losing one of her children.
Call me a glutton for punishment.

I'm okay with it. We've definitely worked on Garrett being able to do things by himself and he certainly can. Otherwise I would have combusted long ago with a baby in the house and my attention still fixed 100% on my three-year-old. It's just that, sometimes, when he politely asks for me to join him for awhile, I'm acutely aware of just how quickly he's turned into a little boy and just how quickly he'll be a man. And those are moments I won't be able to get back when he's all grown up.

But it's not all the time. Have mercy and boy howdy would I ever be a walking zombie if it was all. the. time.


  1. Enjoy Garrett now. All too soon he will be in BIG School, and then High School and then out on his own. Time goes by way to fast. Hard to believe mine is now 18 with a babe of her own..Cooking and cleaning can wait but growing little people don't wait. Seems like the grow up all too fast.

  2. "Cleaning and scrubbing can wait til tomorrow for babies grow up, we've learned to our sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep. I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep." I had this on a cross-stitch picture when my kids were little. It is so true. You don't need to apologize to anyone for spending more time with those little ones.

  3. "Have mercy and boy howdy" I have never heard that before. J

  4. maybe you should get a REALLY tall crib for him :-D We still haven't transitioned to a big boy bed for Andrew yet, partly because I don't think he'd get the concept of staying in it, and partly because it's nice NOT to have to worry about that! In a few months though 8-0 oh boy! We'll get there when we do!! Cherish those moments you have now! (and take the quiet times when you can!!)