May 27, 2009

Here I go blogging from my phone again

Here I go blogging from my phone again. This time from my favorite spot on the couch in the living room. With the windows open and in line with a perfect breeze. I can see the sky from here and the clouds keep changing from fluffy white to thin shadows of an approaching rain. I'd love a good thunderstorm today.

There's no tv in here and I'm victim to a nursing baby gone to sleep. I am her human pacifier. So peacefulI can't see how it would be a good idea to move her or get up. I'll just stay here until Gray makes too much noise or a train goes by or my battery dies.

I'm thinking about the safety gates we need. Ivy has found the playroom - carpeted with Legos and mess and it's the one room we don't allow her in and it's the one room she crawls to the fastest. How do they know, at so young, to want what they can not have? She doesn't even know what's in there, but she knows she's not allowed. And so it is her only determination to find out.


Why do we still do this, when we're old, still doing wrong when we know what is right? Relying on some form of pacifier, living or lifeless, words or actions or feelings, to get through our days.

I know the answer. I just like to ponder, let it roll around in my hand, crawl to it and remember, sometimes.


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18 comments:

  1. That's one of those gifts of breasfeeding...I'm long past that time, but I remember how it forced me to slow down and think and appreciate the time I had with each child. Unfortunately, I ended up watching a lot of reruns of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman or Hart to Hart, when I was nursing, but when I was in a room without TV, I did a lot of thinking. Really.

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  2. I love a good thunderstorm myself on a lazy day if Penny weren't around. They always want to go where they are not allowed. I can't believe she's at this stage already.

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  3. I just love sitting on my couch and letting Baby Sister sleep in my arms. She has done it the last two mornings and I am in heaven. Unfortunately I cannot blog from my phone so any thoughts I might have had are usually gone by the time we get up - which is often after I too have fallen asleep and taken a short nap. :) But that's okay - I love that special time with her. And now I am also very glad that I do not own any Legos.

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  4. Alison's comment really cracked me up!

    Anyway, I have no idea how we know at such a young age, but I've wondered the same thing. I wish we outgrew it.

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  5. Was a sweet refreshing post! Thanks Steph!!!

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  6. Why do we still do this, when we're old.. um... I thought you meant BLOGGING! ha! :) I was all ready for a long comment here about blogging taking over my life... becoming my pacifier.... blah blah blah..

    Oh then I got what you meant. Oops.. maybe next time.. !

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  7. Very beautiful post. And even though I don't have babes of my own, I am amazed how much I learn about life and my relationship with My Father through watching little children.

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  8. Now the real fun begins. Ivy is on the move. Stop over at my blog. I left you a surprise.

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  9. oh I have been a human pacifer too - FOR YEARS!!!!!!!!!

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  10. I am enjoying your post from the phone. Thanks

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  11. I'm glad you're on an upswing. Send some of that peaceful and happier mojo my way, would ya?

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  12. I am pretty certain we have two baby gates in our basement if you would like.
    Jen

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  13. While nursing a sleepy baby is the only computer time I get these days! Precious moments!

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  14. Very thought provoking, Steph!
    I sent you an email and a post - although if anyone has good reason to be too busy to check her email, it's you!

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  15. Aisling is a crazy tornado after the stuff she's not supposed to get! Ahh, babies!

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  16. That is soooo true! I am an Air Force wife/ military brat with a blog called the Misadventures of an Enlisted Spouse. and i was just writing about trying to stop breastfeeding and get no sleep because of it.

    www.theenlistedspouse.blogspot.com

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  17. Sounds like wonderful quiet time for you and baby. You are right, they always want to go where they are not supposed to. Maybe that's what makes it interesting and tempting.. just like adults.

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  18. I remember those days when Julia or Sophia fell so peacefully asleep nursing that I didn't have the heart to move. Those glorious days.

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