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When Little Things Count

Just last week I was exercising on my treadmill when darling daughter came into the room and looked at the moving treadmill with curiosity. Next she put her tiny foot on the treadmill and I immediately told her, "Don’t do it! You may fall down." She quickly withdrew her foot and ran away.

After a few minutes, she peeked into the room at me. "What do you want, Sweetie?? I asked her, still running on my treadmill.

"Be careful, Mummy. Don’t fall down," she said, looking at me with concern in her big eyes."

My heart immediately melted and I turned to her with a smile, "Don’t worry, Mummy will not fall." And her little concern just brightened up my day.

There were also the times when she saw me nursing a bad cold and asked me, "Are you ok, Mummy?"; or when she just snuggled up to me on the sofa and gave me a hug and cooed "I love you" in my ears; or when she re-arranged my wind-blown hair like it’s the most natural thing to do.

Such tender, thoughtful moments I wished I could keep them all in a memory album. And when I am old and greying, bring them out to savour such sweet moments again.

Of course, my darling child is not like an angel every day. There were also frustrating moments of tantrums and other wilful misbehaviour which I hope is just the passing phase of toddlerhood.

Then again, why should I expect my child to be perfect when I am not a perfect parent? I’m already thankful to have this child to hold and to love in my lifetime. And when she does make me feel like tearing my hair out and cry tears of frustration, I will just recall those times when she did or said the little things that meant so much to me.


Thanks for sharing :)

Thanks for sharing 🙂

tks for sharing

tks for sharing

Nice post! Well anyway,we

Nice post! Well anyway,we really need to have a strong foundation on how are we going to bond with our kids as they grow up.This will be a good start to make things right.If you’re going to ask me about it,I usually accompanied my children in watching Sesame Street.There won’t be the Perry Sesame Street” show airing anymore. “Sesame Street” is popular as a children’s show and known for the appearances of famous stars all the time. There is a part where the vocalist and Elmo sing a duet together. Parents didn’t like seeing what Perry wore in her duet. She sang with Elmo her “Hot and Cold” hit. The clip of the sketch leaked on to YouTube, and concerned parents started writing letters and e-mails in protest, leading to the sketch getting pulled.

Enjoy while we can

Hi Autumnbronze,

Like your DS, my gal likes to ‘hold hand’ with me or DH when we send her to sleep at night. Sometimes, she even requests for ‘scratch back’ or ‘scratch backside’ 

Yeah…better appreciate such ‘little things’ while we can. A few years later, they may not want such ‘little touches’ any more.

Still mommy's boy

My Ds loves to hug me tight and sleep. Usually i lie down with him and move away after he falls asleep. Last night he woke up in the middle of the night and looked for me. After he hugged me tight and kissed me on my forehead he fell straight to sleep.

Just hoping that this "clingyness" will last for a while longer. Not prepared to lose my baby!

I loved this when I first

I loved this when I first read it in the forum. And I love it now. Thank you for sharing Angelight. Now I know where your angelight is casting from. It’s from your DD’s heart to yours  You are a very lucky Mummy. Of course little ones come with tears, tantrums and fussing but they also come with great love, smiles, laughter, giggles and so so much fun.

Hi Angelight

 Hi there Angelight,

Our kids are such sweeties, aren’t they.

The last three paragraphs – ahhhhhhhhhh, ditto sentiments

Lately, my DS’ been really clingy whenever I put him to sleep, insisting that I "hug tight tight" and he’ll clutch hold of my thumb and fall asleep …. snoring in the process

Ohhhhhhhhhh I do hope enjoy such bliss for a loooong loooong time



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