Sunday, February 10, 2008

Driving Me Crazy.


Does anyone need a 16-month-old for a week or so? He is driving me insane. The last two days have been almost intolerable. Right now...he is asleep! :) We tried to go out to dinner last night...usually a fun adventure and LD was horrid. He was whining and throwing food, dishes, silverware. He didn't want to eat any of his favorite foods or anything new either. At church today, he was the poorest behaved he has been in months. Can we say "nursery?" Good thing I love the kid so much. Good thing that his smile melts my heart. Good thing I love to hear him say "Cristo" (Spanish) as we walk down our hall and he sees a picture of Christ. Good thing he gets excited watching his siblings play basketball. Good thing I can handle anything he gives me since I also have a Mother's love.


On a similar note, I have been thinking a lot about the frailty of life during the last few months. I recently reread an entry in my journal about it (I think I commented here as well). It said something about how I realized that death will come. If not a physical death of my children or family passing on, then death of time. In a few years, we will not hear the patter of little feet or the fighting of siblings for, even if we are granted many years together in this life, the moments are still fleeting and will come to an end. It's just a reminder to live in the here and now for it will never come back.

11 comments:

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

I remember thinking on more than 1 occasion that it was a good thing my kids were so cute!
We all have days- or weeks like that. You have a good perspective on it- you'll look back one day and long for him to be that little again.

kiki said...

We'll take LD for you! He's so cute but i'm sure he is probably a hassle sometimes! Just like my lil' sis!

Our Family said...

I'll trade you a 4 and 6 year old for your 16 month old for a week or two. I totally agree with you about how hard it is to imagine that I just might miss the fighting, screaming, running, wrestling little kiddos. My husband tries to remind me of that when we are right in the middle of it. It's at that exact moment that I don't EVER think I'll miss it. I'm looking foward to the kids getting older. They are so much fun now...I can only imagine what they'll be like as teenagers. YIPPPEEE!

dieMutti said...

Awww... poor LD... trade ya :) I often tell my kids - "It's a good thing Mama loves you!" :) And sorry I missed you calling; by the time I saw you'd called I thought it might be too late to call you. Talk to you soon!

Heather said...

Yes... it is a good thing our kids are so adorable otherwise they wouldn't make it too far in life! :)

Joyismygoal said...

living here and now is a goal of mine and thank you for ALL you do you are AMAZING

Joyismygoal said...

living here and now is a goal of mine and thank you for ALL you do you are AMAZING

utmommy said...

I've felt that way about my little ones from time to time.
It's so important to live in the here. I can't believe how fast they grow and change.

Chel said...

It's never easy being a mom, is it? But is always rewarding. You're a great mom!

MamaGeek said...

Although your little boy is super sweet adorable. Seriously, those eyes melt my heart - I have my hands FULL with my 18 month old.

Wanna trade?

I kid of course but I do share your pain.

Jess said...

Could he possibly have an ear infection? Every time our son Kevin (19 months old) starts acting clingy, whiny, crazy, it's a sure sign that he has another ear infection. The fluid just won't leave his ears and the doctor says that he can actually feel the pressure from the fluid when he lays down.