Friday, July 24, 2009

too fast...

the speed in which our days are passing has
never been so evident. Miss Janey is making
me acutely aware of this fact every day.
they do grow up too fast.
they also are not a fan of group pictures...
but this is them,
and it makes me laugh.

I am trying to be less busy cleaning and crafting,
unless it involves cleaning their little hands after
a bit of time crafting along with them.

Some days I am brilliant. Present.
Some days I fail. Miserably.

Michelle shared this sentiment.
Tears were involved as I read...


Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I've grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo

The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
And out in the yard there's a hullabaloo
But I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren't his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

- Ruth Hulbert Hamilton

The same Michelle that is the
winner of the LuBird Baby Giveaway!
Yay!


Kristin is offering a free mini felt flower clip
with each purchase from her shop.

Fly on over there.

After you snuggled your little
(or big) ones of course!

9 comments:

  1. I love this "I am trying to be less busy cleaning and crafting, unless it involves cleaning their little hands after a bit of time crafting along with them." Me too. I know I am spending too much time doing my own thing when my daughter says "no sewing mommy!" or "no computer mommy!"

    Your girls are SO precious! Those little outfits and bows are amazing.

    xoxo

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  2. I heard that poem when my first one was little and I always have the line "So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
    I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep" in the back of my mind.

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  3. I LOVE that! My MIL embroidered a wall hanging of that last paragraph for me when I had my first and it has always reminded me to slow down a bit and snuggle. I'm not much of a "playing" mom though and I need to do better spending that quality time in a way they love as they grow up far to quickly!

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  4. Too sweet!!!
    Blessings!
    Jill

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  5. This is all too true....I am feeling it more as my 4 year old is getting ready to start preschool next month!

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  6. What stinkin' cutie pies! I love it!
    It is so hard to just spend time with my little one without feeling that I should be doing something else... good reminder that I will have plenty of time for that other stuff when she is bigger.

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  7. Isn't that poem the best? It just reminds me to slow down and enjoy it all whenever I look at it. I'm so excited that I won - I never win anything!

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  8. "I love you to the moon and back " That is what I say to my daughter. It can heal almost any booboo. She does beautiful work!

    Tara

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  9. I don't have 'em yet, but cannot wait! This made me tear up...just thinking about it.

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