For Mummies Having A Tough Day

Childhood Doesn’t Wait

I was sitting on a bench
while in a nearby mall,
When I noticed a young mother
with two children who were small.

The youngest one was whining,
“Pick me up,” I heard him beg
but the mother’s face grew angry
as the child clung to her leg.

“Don’t hang on to me,” she shouted
as she pushed his hands away,
I wish I’d had the courage
to go up to her and say…

“The time will come too quickly
when those little arms that tug,
Won’t ask for you to hold them
or won’t freely give a hug.

“The day will sneak up subtly
just as it did with me,
When you can’t recall the last time
that your child sat on your knee.

“Like those sacred, pre-dawn feedings
when we cherished time alone
Our babies grow and leave behind
those special times we’ve known.

“So when your child comes to you
with a book that you can share,
Or asks that you would tuck him in
and help him say his prayer…

“When he comes to sit and chat
or would like to take a walk,
Before you answer that you can’t
`cause there’s no time to talk”
Remember what all parents learn
so many times too late,
That years go by too quickly
and that childhood doesn’t wait.

“Take every opportunity,
if one should slip away
Reach hard to get it back again,
don’t wait another day.”
I watched that mother walk away
her children followed near,
I hope she’ll pick them up
before her chances disappear

Author Unknown

Oh dear, this made me cry today.  I love my babies SO much!
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About willest

Very proud 34 year old Mum of twins William and Esther, born on 24th July 2010 at 27 weeks and 3 days
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4 Responses to For Mummies Having A Tough Day

  1. Alienhippy says:

    This made me cry too, thanks for posting it.
    Love and hugs.
    Lisa. xx 🙂

  2. TheBoyandMe says:

    That is so beautiful and so true. Every time The Boy says ‘up-py’ I look at his dear little face & sweep him up into.a big cuddle!

  3. Mummy_Ethal says:

    Oh so lovely! I think I should put this up in my house to remind me when I am tired how precious these years are.

  4. JallieDaddy says:

    I used to ‘complain’ on twitter about having to hold Jallie for at least half an hour after every feed because of their reflux. As hardships go it’s not the worst but it was very time-consuming, especially when they were feeding every 2 hours around the clock.

    Then so many experienced parents came back to me with; “make the most of it while you can; it won’t be long before they won’t want cuddling!”

    Reallly good advice; beautiful poem 🙂

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