Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Teeny is not tiny anymore

It was not very long ago when our tiny girl searched for our hand in the dark to pat her to sleep.

It was not very long ago, either, when lights were off and she cuddled under our bed sheet and said “let's talk in the dark”

It was not very long ago that she insisted on us covering her forehead while shampooing, to avoid getting it into her eyes.

It was not very long ago when we led her into believing that Santa left the gifts while we were in church.

It was not very long ago when we answered all her 'WHYs' and she changed all her 'NOs' into 'YES'

Teeny is not tiny anymore and the following signs confirm that:

  • There are more clothes outside the wardrobe than inside.
  • We walk into her room to say something, look at the mess and forget what we intended to say.  
  • We receive missed calls from the very phone whose bills we are paying.  
  • The food she loved last week and we stocked up on, she isn’t interested anymore.  
  • She keeps postponing prayer time until she is asleep.  
  • She sleeps so long that we wonder whether she slipped out at night to work on a night shift.  
  • She speaks so well to others that they compliment us on her upbringing – but with us she speaks in mono syllables.  
  • The best is, she attends her friends’ calls even though her phone is on silent, but ours, she claims the battery was down.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Perfect Moment Mondays’ for the last seventeen years of my baby’s growing up years and looking forward to many more.


    Lori from says “PerfectMoment Monday" is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.

    On the last Monday of each month we engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world. Everyone is welcome to join.

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    1. Your post makes me smile, for I know all this is coming for me, too. Very soon.

      Your list makes me laugh and cry :-)

      1. Lori, I can assure you your days will arrive faster than expected but I can also assure you that they'll make you laugh more than cry.

        Happy perfect moments!!

    2. Oh. This breaks my heart a little.
      I've got nephews and nieces who were so close in their young days and so busy now.

      What a great testament to you that "She speaks so well to others that they compliment us on her upbringing"

      Just Perfect.

    3. Aww! So bittersweet to read about how your daughter has changed over the past 17 years. Thank you for sharing and I wish you many more perfect moment Mondays in the months and years to come.

    4. Oh! This is in my future too! (although my 3.5 year old is speaking to us in mono-syllables too and pulling his tongue instead of answering when I ask him why he hit a friend in the playground...).

      1. So cute. Please hug your 3 1/2 year old on my behalf each time he pulls his tongue out.

    5. I choked up a little as this was my experience today with my 13 year old son. When did he stop running into show me what he did at school where he now claims he does nothing. It all happens too fast. Have to take in all that you can.

      1. Yes that's so true. Got to savor each moment lest the 'perfect moments' just pass you by and we loose them forever.

    6. What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing.

    7. This was such a fun list. I wonder how many of those things my parents would relate to :)

      1. Addison, your profile picture shows you a naughty looking guy, so, I'm sure your parents would not only relate to all, on my list, but they would add some more ! He.he..he...

        Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Viola.