July 28, 2009

Fairly

She holds me hostage, at times. She is out and I slowly start to roll away and lashy eyes open, she leans in to me and grasps my shirt. Falls back to sleep. I wait a little longer. A train goes by outside my window. I check my iPhone. I sigh. There's more noise in words than that train pounding by.

I need to vacuum. Can't now. Everyone is asleep. Where does the time go?

Where
does the time go?

I sneak away and stop to watch her. She is an angel. I love her. I do this every time.



At the county fair we put Gray on one of the only rides that allowed his small size. Some sparkly motorcycles all in a circle. That ride took off and he gripped those handlebars and it put The Fear in him like I've never seen. He hung on for dear life. His face like he'd seen a ghost. But he did not cry. He did not quit. He just held on oh did he hold on until it was over.



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18 comments:

  1. Glad to see you made it to the fair! You should have see my Jack's face when the car he was sitting in decided to move. (Quarter machine outside store) After he got the hang of it, other people were donating quarters just to watch him have fun.

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  2. Liv totally does that when I try to sneak away when she falls asleep. :) Little angels - they just want us with them all night long. But a mom has to sneak away to blog for at least a few hours.

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  3. I'm so glad that you still blog faithfully. You are so much better than I.... At a lot of things.

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  5. Glad you got away. My son moved to his own bed but when we did co sleep I was horrible at sneaking away. I've recently found your blog wanted to say thanks for giving me hope in babywearing when they are past 6mo. Have you tried a pikkolo (similar to ergo). I have a pikkolo but not an ergo wondering how in the world to pick one that I can use with a newborn or my 14mo. Husband is MIA in Iraq right now ugh.

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  6. The Pollack's, I do have a Pikkolo. Somewhere on my blog I probably have photos and talk about it. I think it is more ideal for a smaller baby (in my opinion) and the Ergo would be great for baby or older child.

    Steph

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  7. Aww! You're so delicate with your words about Ivy. Sweet. My little man always has a grasp on my shirt- gotta love itCan't wait for the fair this year. Since my son may be able to ride something. .

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  8. My little man was doing the same thing to me last night... I was supposed to be working but ended up sleeping with him, now I guess I'd better quit blogging and get to working :)

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  9. Watching a baby sleep is incredibly satisfying. The only trouble is I wish I knew what those little smiles were from - what could he possibly be dreaming about?

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  10. Aw, love the "lashy eyes" phrase! :) And I was just getting online to check the fair schedule around here! Made a stop here first, though! ;)

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  11. Oh how I remember those moments of trying to sneak out of bed.... Now I get excited when my 7 yr. old wants to sleep with me when daddy's at work.....

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  12. I love the fair- what a great post, Steph! Your writing is so inspiring to me!!

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  13. I will not quit. I will Hold On to the One who holds me.

    Love.

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  14. I'm forever peeking at J when he's asleep.

    I'm also always trying to sneak in a momentary chance to vacuum.

    Maybe we can hold on too, through the fear and unknown that is being parents, and grown-ups. :-)

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  15. Even though our kids are small, it is great fun to watch the little faces light up at the rides they can go on. They really do believe that anything with lights and music is pure magic...never mind the creepy looking guy who may be manning the ride.

    Lovely post, Stephanie!

    -Francesca

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  16. I wish I knew where the time went. I really do. I managed to vacuum today (with Big Sister in a sling of course) and it felt like a major accomplishment.

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  17. Those fair rides can be scary! YEAH for you brave little guy!

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