11.24.2009

The little moments

It was one of those days when whatever I said, Lucy wanted the opposite and was adamant about it. There were a chain of time-outs and many moments when I just had to walk away or I'd break down in tears of frustration. How can a person so tiny drive me so insane?

Later that afternoon I let the kids help me make banana muffins and when they were done, we sat on our front porch, eating, and watching the sun go down. Little Lucy, who had made my life miserable all day long, came over, put her arms around me and with a squeeze said "I love you mom."
Thank you, I thought. It was just what I needed....That reminder that somehow she recognizes the things we do for her, as her parents. It seemed to be her way of saying sorry for the horrible day Mom. Thank you Lucy. I love you too.

17 comments:

Jean said...

Awww! She is so sweet. It's those moments that make it all worth it (thank goodness!).

Sara Suman said...

I love moments like those, and I think every mom needs moments like those. It's hard to imagine Lucy being difficult :)!

lyndsey said...

aw. cute post.

Nicole said...

Awww!! That is so sweet. What a sweetheart. I agree on so many levels of what you went through. They know, they are smart and they sure know how to make it better. Gotta love those little ones. DARLING pictures!

Saunja said...

That is really sweet. I love moments like that also.

Sherry Carpet said...

i think there was something in air yesterday. it was a squeaky start to the week for us too. hope tuesday is smoother!

Camille said...

I actually started getting teary eyed just reading your post. Those moments are so frustrating!! Luckily they pass and you get to see the sweet loving side too.

Deborah said...

Oh, we are so THERE. Two isn't terrible, but three sure can be a butthead sometimes, and so sure of what they want! M is always quick with the hugs, though, making it hard to feel frustrated for too long. Go, Lucy for making it all better!

La La Land said...

So sweet. Those temper tantrum days are so hard!

Joe and Marci said...

I don't know, she looks way too sweet in those pictures :) You're a good mom - we know that already...but it IS nice to hear from the little ones once in a while.

Suman Family said...

so cute! ava did a very similar thing the other day...sunday. it was so rough and finally she got really serious and whispered to me - i love you mom, you're my best friend. haha. i about died. so sweet. we all have those melt down moments and i love that such simple words can help you forget those moments.

V and Co. said...

oh man been there done that. many times. i've got to show you the posts of when jake was overseas and i would "lose it" and i would make it better by running outside in the backyard from one side of the yeard to the other side of the yard in the snow screaming at the top of my lungs...just to come back in and have the kids say "you're funny mom!!!" yup that's me super funny mommy!
but it helped a little.

Nat said...

what a sweet little girl lucy is! i just love those moments. :)

B Brown said...

"I Love you" can fix everything!

Big brother, Little sister. said...

Dana, so glad I found your family blog! lovely to see the other sides of you too :) Oh I have those days with Cooper too, almost tips me over the edge! So glad Lucy came around and started being the princess she looks like! Bron

Wendi said...

it is seriously amazing at how those little comments can change your day! i love it! hard to believe your kids can be difficult cause they totally look like little angels. cute cute!

Yuliya Y. said...

What a sweetie. Mine drives me crazy almost every day.Terrible twos started at one so now it is the third year. I don`t know how can I survive if she continues on.. I try to teach her and say I love you a lot but instead she say I don't love mommy. Well.... what can I say may be one day she will love me.
Your guys are so lovely. So cute