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mouse's picture mouse

I have been amazed at how much baby smell Scooter's old clothes--stored for many years now--still retain. Sorting through them has been powerful, and I end up emotional and nostalgic (could also be the hormones).

It's been so easy to be short with him lately, between my discomfort and the amount of time we've had together, but there's something about those bedtime moments when he gets real close to me and we're reading, even if it is Bionicle comics, that makes it all OK.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I agree. I'm also increasinglyy aware of the fact that as our kids get older we begin to lose the physical connections we had when they were younger. It's so hard to let go of this...

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I've had so many moments like that with B lately. She's a big girl now, but still needs me so often. I find after periods of feeling frustrated with her that I just need to BE with her. She still needs her mama at the ripe old age of six.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

There's no replacement for just being there, physically, I think. Even my big nine-year old still needs me to sit next to him and just be there, quietly.