I Need More Days Like This

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This past Sunday was one of those days for me. It was so good. It was all about my little guy. Man, I love that little boy so much! We were hanging out at home and I had been feeling kind of blah. Being seven months pregnant is taking its toll and I’m wiped out… a lot. I still wanted to make sure I got in some good one on one time with my baby boy. So, I told my husband that we were going for a little walk before I put him down for a nap. He LOVES to be outside so this was right up his alley.

We walked and talked and jumped around the block. We pointed out shapes and snails and cars. Then, he started pulling me in the direction of the playground. It’s the next block over. We stopped at the pool and checked things out. I promised him we’d spend some time there this summer. Then he dragged me (literally) over to the park. He kept saying, “Mommy, the slides are this way. Let’s go to the slides!” So, off we went.

I wished that I had captured every moment on film. He was SO happy. He climbed, jumped, played in the sand and any thing else he could think to do. He made friends with the other kids and wanted to do everything the big kids did.

When it was time to go home he was still full of energy. So as I walked, he ran through the grass ahead of me and turned around excitedly screaming, “Mommy!”. He ran back to me and my arms were wide open ready to scoop him up. That was the absolute best! It was one of those times where I thought, “is this really my life?” It just felt like something out of a story book. The cool thing is, it was real and it was simple. It was as simple as me talking my baby out for some bonding time and playing at the park. That kind of happiness is free and freeing.

I’m looking forward to more days like that. Days when I know that his smile is all I need. I’m looking forward to sharing those same moments with his little sister. Life isn’t perfect, but this Sunday – in those moments, it was pretty close.

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25 Responses to I Need More Days Like This
  1. Nellie
    May 1, 2012 | 6:20 am

    What a beautiful post, that made me literally feel warm and fuzzy. Children are such a JOY, a joy that is so hard to explain to anyone who isn’t a mother. Its so beautiful when we take the time and step back and enjoy our children.

  2. wanda
    May 1, 2012 | 6:31 am

    Such a GREAT time with your son. 😉

  3. Denise
    May 1, 2012 | 6:42 am

    sounds like a sweet day 🙂 the other day i read that one of the ways God reveals himself is through children.. i think that makes sense, when you think about how accepting, and naturally loving children are. and they always force us to stay present, have fun, and enjoy what’s right in front of us.

  4. Natalie
    May 1, 2012 | 6:46 am

    Awww it does sounds like the perfect day with your little man!

  5. Carol
    May 1, 2012 | 7:28 am

    Your son is so adorable. He is so cute too. A day with so much happiness.

  6. KalleyC
    May 1, 2012 | 8:36 am

    That was such a sweet day. It’s days like those that could wash away all the fatigue you’re feeling. So glad you both enjoyed your day.

  7. This Cookn' Mom
    May 1, 2012 | 8:46 am

    Ahh. I wish everyday could be like that. Just plain simple and pure.

  8. kita
    May 1, 2012 | 9:14 am

    Awww enjoy them they grow so fast it’s a blessing to just relax and have fun with them.

  9. Mrs. Pancakes
    May 1, 2012 | 9:29 am

    Wishing you many more days like that with the little ma…i can’t wait!!

  10. Baby Shopaholic
    May 1, 2012 | 10:31 am

    This post is super sweet! I love those moments!

  11. Aracely
    May 1, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Awww, so sweet! Those moments are the best.

  12. Jenni
    May 1, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Beautiful! I love how happy the little things can make kids. You can’t help but be happy just watching them.

  13. The Pepperrific Life
    May 1, 2012 | 5:18 pm

    Whenever I spend time with my daughter, I just want to freeze the moment. Those times are simply the happiest, aren’t they?

  14. Dhyann
    May 1, 2012 | 6:22 pm

    I want to spend a lot of time with my family and have bonding with them.. Its nice to also know that they enjoy those times we are together..

  15. megan, the frugalista diaries
    May 1, 2012 | 7:37 pm

    that is so precious.

  16. bravoerunway
    May 1, 2012 | 8:05 pm

    You are getting so close to your due date! I am super excited for you and your son is adorable!

  17. Maria Stones
    May 1, 2012 | 8:28 pm

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful article. You are right, it is really important to give time for our angel and show much our love. I really love to read your story. Your little boy is really cute and adorable.

  18. Cari Wegner (@bubblegumcari)
    May 1, 2012 | 9:54 pm

    “is this really my life”….LOVE THAT! What a perfect reminder of the greatest gift, the greatest joy we are privileged to be a part of; our kids. The rat race wears on our souls and I think we can lose sight of what is important so easily. Nice that those bear hugs, smiles and words bring it all back!

  19. Alicia @MommyDelicious
    May 1, 2012 | 10:11 pm

    Oh my gosh… this is the most beautiful-est thing in the world. He must have been so happy and he must have sensed your happiness as well. I love moments like those!

  20. Joann Barnes
    May 2, 2012 | 12:13 am

    I think kids are really intended to bring joy and happiness to every people around them. They are just so natural and naive which makes them more special. Precious moments indeed. 🙂

  21. Barbara
    May 2, 2012 | 5:51 am

    How sweet! Those moments are truly the best!!

  22. Rose's Daughter
    May 3, 2012 | 9:02 pm

    Great Post. It’s these moments that make me so happy to be a mom!

  23. Lisa
    May 4, 2012 | 3:56 am

    Very cute post!
    Kids are the most beautiful gift of got. And a lot of good wish for son.
    Have a good luck….:lol:

  24. Fatima Hipolito
    May 16, 2012 | 12:37 am

    Wow I think you have a great day with this, I think everyone know that when you are bonding with your kids you can say the happiness you are keeping..

  25. Mark
    July 27, 2012 | 7:21 am

    There’s nothing more fulfilling than realizing you have a loving family. And there’s nothing more comforting than your child’s hug.

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