September 9, 2010

some days it's everything

all four, near dusk
nearing dusk, Carter's letting his mohawk "grow in"
(so handsome)


Last night Carter suggested that he might be getting too old to call me Mommy anymore.
"Do you think it's about time for us to start calling you 'Mom and Dad'?"

Noah's response (I loved) : "Nah, I tried that once. It didn't sound right. How about when we're teenagers we'll stop saying Mommy?"

Then later after his shower he walked out of the bathroom with his towel around his waist and my heart went boom (and then poof squish from the explosion.)



I sat on my bed with Ivy between my crossed-legs and I combed out her wet hair. I can't even begin to tell you what a treasure it is to sit and comb my daughter's hair, straight down her back and then it curls up again. It's such a small thing, but not. Not at all. Some days it's everything.


She is such the only girl among men. I keep meaning to mention how she calls her swimsuit a Trunk.



One night before school started up Jeff told Gray he'd be the man of the house again, and should help keep watch for Mommy. Later he told me he really wished we had a pet buffalo to take care of us, in case some bad guys came in our house, 'cause he's not very big, but a buffalo is.


25 comments:

  1. Boom Squish, my heart.
    AWWW Steph.

    It's the small things that are as big as the buffalo in the room ;-)

    Love your kids

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  2. I still call my mom "Mommy" and I'll be 31. :)

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  3. ugh...this melts my heart. i had a similar moment yesterday with my little soon-to-be 6-year old...some times the small things are really the biggest of all. thanks for sharing!

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  4. They're all getting so big, but they are getting big in the loveliest of ways.
    Gray is right. A buffalo WOULD be scary.

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  5. You keep writing posts that Make me say "now THAT'S the best one ever". Beautiful!

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  6. Oh, Steph! I know what you mean.

    I'm not ready for the moments to fly by, the little ones that catch us when we are doing the day to day.

    Sigh...Squish.

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  7. I have been wondering when my boys will decide Mommy is too little. A few weeks ago my oldest (8) wouldn't even try on blue jeans in front of me. Ho hum, they grow. And faster every day.

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  8. That is the sweetest thing. All of it!

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  9. Combing my girls hair after a shower is something I never tire of. Now the dictating what I will do with said hair and the requests to put rollers in when it is well past bedtime is something that wears on me lots.

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  10. i love that- we will call her mom when we are teenagers. my 22 month old starting calling me mom instead of mama, and i was like, no way, i'm mama for a looooong time. :)

    and i love the little moments- combing your daughters hair, so sweet.

    have a beautiful day.

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  11. I still say "momma" and I'm 30. You never get too old...

    ...boom, squish...

    Love it.

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  12. The whole post, sweet all around. Kids are the best!!

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  13. My kids call me Mom, Mother, Mommy, Maw, but if you ask them what my name is they'll say: Moma (pronounced Maw-mu) And, I've always wanted to be a MiMi...maybe when I'm a grandma. (:

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  14. Oh my heart.

    Boom Squish indeed.

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  15. My three year old calls me "mom." I can't help but love him a little more when he does it, even if it is a little heartbreaking.

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  16. My almost 20 year old still calls me mommy (even in front of his friends). My heart still melts every.single.time.

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  17. Capturing these small yet huge moments of our children's life is so important. I love this post :)

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  18. I LOVE these stories.

    (And I totally get the ringlet love -- baby G's got a whole mullet of 'em)

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  19. Love every word. Love combing a little girl's hair and I love Gray's idea to get a buffalo to protect you. Precious. Thanks for reminding us all.

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  20. Man your kids are cute - and you are so good at capturing them in all their wonderfulness!!! Have a fun weekend!!!

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  21. I had the same moment this morning, funnily enough, combing out my big girls hair before she went out with her daddy.

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  22. Taking time to appreciate the little moments IS everything!

    My husband (who just turned 40) and his brother (who is 36) still call their mother mommy. I find it endearing that these men still call her that. So, maybe you'll always be mommy to your kids.

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  23. I called my parents Mommy and Daddy until I moved out =) In fact, that's why I call myself Momma with my daughter - I may call my mother Mom now, but Mommy is still taken!

    Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com

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  24. You take the best pictures, capturing everyday life with gorgeous precision.

    Noah's comment must have made your heart melt. Is he the sweetest kid or what?

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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