I’m at a stage in my parenting when my children, especially my youngest, still, very much, need me for many things. He’s still at an age where he feels safest and most secure when his body is next to mine. And I breathe it in, because I know that the harsh reality of raising children is that one day they won’t need my constant love and attention.
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I know the feeling oh so well Lauren, though it comes with its frustrations, cherish this phase as long as it lasts xx
So very true. As a mother of four I can get so hyper focused- being over stimulated by little hands always touching. However, when I recenter myself and think about THIS, the unnerved attitude of mine melts away and leaving grateful heart. This time is indeed fleeting, soak it ALL in momma. You’re doing a beautiful job!
Lauren, I feel every word. I can also assure you that they need you always, in different ways of course, but yes always.
I can relate to each word. Enjoy the time now! xx
Such a bittersweet familiar feeling Lauren.
I know this feeling, sometimes I feel it so strongly it takes my breath away.