a quiet day




yesterday was unusually quiet. the little man woke up sick, and spent almost all day on the sofa and in bed, sleeping most of the time. he doesn't nap anymore, so that left me with wonderful pockets of time when i found both children sleeping and myself in an almost forgotten state of freedom.



so i cancelled our playdate and spent the day in quiet. i knit a tiny bit. i read a bit. but most of all (in between nursing, rocking and playing with the baby), i stroked his face, made tea, lit candles, made sure he is covered, and stroked his face some more.

it really brought me back to that most basic mama feeling. the feeling that sometimes gets lost in between the laundry mountains, the dirty diapers, the mess, the endless preparation of snacks... to just be there. being there for them and with them. and everything else drifts into insignificance.

10 comments:

KC Pagano said...

Poetry! I hope your little guy feels better today!

simona said...

having mama there to make things comfy, make tea, and stoke the face is the best medicine ever.

karen said...

I hope he is feeling better now. When both children sleep at the same time it is a miracle! I have a photo of my son around 9 mo. old and my daughter around 4 yo. Both napping at different ends of the couch. You know that the 4 yo had a fever!

Anja said...

What a lovely picture! (first one)!

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

This is a beautiful post. Hope your little one is feeling better soon.

Danielle Quarmby said...

So beautifully expressed, and beautifully photographed too :) I always feel a little bad that I actually like it sometimes when they are sick, for the sake of the quiet and stillness and stopping everything to be there when needed...

Gina @ Oaxacaborn said...

I hope he feels better soon.

I love your ability to find beauty and quiet moments even in the midst of the chaos that motherhood is sometimes. It is so important, isn't it, to savor these moments (even when they only last a blink of an eye! Or perhaps especially then!)

├ľa said...

How much I remember those feelings. To be there when your children need you most is a blessing to mom and kids alike.

KatEzat said...

Gorgeous :)

Karen said...

What a beautiful post, I hope the little man is feeling fine now.

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