Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Perfect Moment Monday

Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between. Once a week we engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world. Everyone is welcome to join.

Moment #1: She is up. It's 2-flipping-a.m.(!) and she has awoken for some reason. We have a small noodge contest to see who deals with her (we had gone to bed around midnight--silly parents!). We ended up doing what we do best--work as a team. He went in a changed her diaper, I went in and rocked her and soothed her. We make a great team.

Moment #2: She is up again. For some reason, this is not our magic night. We have these nights rarely now, but sometimes, when she gets up, there is nothing to be done. It's 3 a.m. and we need sleep--so, in the bed with us she comes. In the morning, I am snuggling with a kitten and a 2 year old, my husband on the other side. As I struggle to get myself up and out of bed--she has her head tilted up, mouth wide open, sleepingly oblivious of the havoc she created a few hours ago. She is beautiful.

Moment #3: He has become more reclusive, going into his room and shutting the door--being a pre-teen on the edge of teen. Tonight tho, as I am reading to her, he comes over and hugs me. And we hug each other for a long time...I hold my son and he holds me...just cuz.

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Amanda said...

That 3rd moment really got to me. So sweet!!

I think I'm a little too close to the waking up at odd hours unwilling to go back to bed right now. *yawn* That 2am cuddling really is hard to beat, thoguh.

Lavender Luz said...

I need to take lessons from you, as my daughter is also waking me in the middle of the night. But I do not consider it perfect. Maybe that would change everything.

Love #3, too. Sweet.

JJ said...

So sweet to look at it as precious time with your little sweethearts.

Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

So sweet. I just love your outlook on having extra time with the kids.

Killing time...

Things I have been doing lately: Job hunting Cuddling with cats Worrying about the world at large Worrying about Michael's future...