28 August 2016

One day



One day I will enjoy a quiet cup of tea, for now i'd be happy to have a hot cup of tea or even just to finish one.

One day there will be long, hot showers without little people at my feet or walking in or without hearing a someone crying in another room, even if no one actually is. 

One day I will be able to go to the bathroom alone without someone opening the door, climbing my legs and asking me what i'm doing.

One day they'll be able to dress themselves and there might not be so many battles over what they are wearing... until the teenage years maybe.

One day I might only have to say something once rather than repeating myself hundreds of times.

One day there won't be noses to wipe, mouths to clean or nappies to change but i'll probably always carry a pack of baby wipes with me 'just in case'.

One day we won't have to take a bag Mary Poppins would be proud of packed with things for every eventuality, everywhere we go.

One day they won't need lifting and buckling into their car seat or need or want carrying anymore.

One day there won't be dinner that needs chopping up, meals refused, high chair trays to wipe or spilt drinks to mop up.

One day I won't have a washing mountain to conquer, our house 'might' be tidy and we won't look like we live in a toy shop that has been burgled.

One day there won't be so many grazed knees to kiss, tears to dry or space on my lap for cuddles.

One day the house will be quiet and seem strange without the pitter patter of little feet running around and giggles and squeals... and fighting.

One day I won't be needed at bath time and I'll miss fishing 25 bath toys out the bath and the splashes and bundling them up in fresh warm towels.

One day there won't be hair to wash, brush and plait or teeth to clean, tasks that currently require huge amounts of negotiation and convincing.

One day they won't want just one more bedtime story and I'll be desperate to read 'The Tiger That Came To Tea' for the millionth time.

One day they won't want me to lie on their beds and stroke their hair, hold them tight and kiss their cheeks. I'm hoping they smile as I do it anyway.

One day, quite soon in fact, there won't be bedtime feeds and i will miss those moments in the darkness holding my baby as she falls asleep in my arms

One day I won't be woken up in the night for cuddles, for a drink, to shoo away nightmares or just because

One day we will have a lie in again and I will be the one waking people up.

One day... possibly... and I say this tentatively... I might not be tired.

One day I'll wonder when the last time I did any of these things was. I wonder if I'll even notice that I'm not doing these things any more.

One day I'll feel nostalgic and maybe even a little emotional that I'm not doing these things any more.

One day I'll miss this. 

One day.



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19 comments:

  1. Aw man, you made me cry! Even with a 7mo/old and a 3 yr old, I already feel those days creeping closer, it's going to hit me hard I think. Thanks for the sweet post #SharingtheBlogLove

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  2. It all goes so fast doesn't it Claire, glad the post resonated with you and thank you for reading x

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  3. You're so right! I only have one but she grows so fast that before I know it, something she was demanding all the time is no longer important to her. It seems to be all or nothing with little people! #SharingtheBlogLove

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    1. yes it all happens so quickly Angela without us even noticing the change sometimes.x

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  4. I am crying. This is so beautiful, it is so perfect! I am trying to cherish every moment but it is so so hard, but I know I will miss it when it is no longer there. #sharingthebloglove

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    1. Thank you Samantha, it is really hard to cherish it on the tough days but one day we will look back at these days fondly. There's lots of lovely amongst the hard x

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  5. Oh, I loved this post! It's so hard when you're in the thick of it, but there are so many beautiful moments and rituals that I love and want to hold onto. Time goes past in a flash, more and more quickly as they get older I think - and I only have a two year old! Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove - we'd love to see you back next week!

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    1. Thank you Katy, you're right time goes so quickly with little ones and before we know it we're on to the next thing. I've loved joining in with #sharingthebloglove thank you for hosting x

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  6. This is beautiful. I wish I could savour so many of these. What I don't like is that with so many of them you don't know its going to be last time, until it never happens again and that makes me sad. My mum says that you will always have sleepless nights about your children even when they are older. Thanks mum! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

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    1. Thank you so much. Thats the bit i don't like either but if i knew it was going to be the last time each time i would probably be in a constant state of mourning for these things! My mum says exactly the same thing. Thank you for having me on your lovely linky and particularly for choosing me as one of your showcase posts this week x

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  7. Oh gosh, I'm crying! The thought that these things that I take for granted every day might one day come to an end! Beautiful post #SharingTheBlogLove

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    1. Thank you Lucy. I try really hard not to take them for granted but its really tough when you're in the thick of it and thinking oh no not another nappy... he he x

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  8. Oh God you're so right. Mine is almost four now and there are so many things I already don't do for him. Time to start cherishing every 'mundane' thing we do :) #sharingthebloglove

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    1. Absolutely Jaki, cherishing the Mundane is a lovely way to put it. Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment x

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  9. This is a lovely post and I think reflects what every mother thinks! #sharingthebloglove

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    1. Thank you so much Louise and glad you could relate x

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  10. I think about whether I'll remember the last time I did things with my son all the time! I need to cherish these moments while he is so young #SharingtheBlogLove

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  11. Ah! You have made me cry! (And I'm with hubby and in-laws!) Beautiful post - thank you for sharing! #Sharingthebloglove

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  12. This is absolutely beautiful and reduced me to tears xx #sharingthebloglove

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