Monday, October 08, 2007

"Sucking It Up"

In last month or two, during a phase when my lap is always full, my neck skin is constantly fondled, and "I yuv you a bushel and a peck" is whispered repeatedly into my ear throughout the day, I am exceedingly aware that

I have never before--and will never again--be loved as

sweetly

deeply

profoundly

devotedly

innocently

and

all-encompassingly


as I am by my four-year-old Wee Niblet.

It rather takes my breath away.

35 comments:

My Reflecting Pool said...

I know exactly what you mean. Fills you right up.

choochoo said...

The pooch luves me especially much today. Hard typing with big dog on lap, it is...

actonbell said...

How wonderful it is to realize how happy you are, at this moment, instead of just looking back on it. Congratulations:)

Em said...

That total, over the top, unconditional love that comes from young kids is just awesome.

susan said...

Nobody can love as fiercely as a child.

frannie said...

that is exactly how I feel about my son. I have never been as perfect and never will I be again.

That Chick Over There said...

Amazing, isn't it?

Tai said...

I think it's wonderful, but I'd like to add that as a grown up child (35 now) I love my mother as much or more now because I KNOW my mother.
As I child I loved her as a child...today I love her as an equal.
Hopefully, that is something to look forward to. If that made any sense at all.

my4kids said...

That is soo sweet!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

I is jealus. Is Wee Niblet available for loan?

Claire said...

Yes, and it is also sweet when they grow up into strapping men. Then they love you still, not sweetly, but protectively. You will be amazed at how adorable morphed into manly.

lime said...

you are so right. you savor every moment and hopefully ti sustains you through the 'eye rolling, door slamming' stage known as adolescence.

beautiful picture!

oreneta said...

Savour it ....it is so sweet....and astonishing an honour.

Diana said...

Yes. That is true. And doesn't it make your eyes tear a bit to realize that? I'm trying hard to store up all those "I love you's" myself.

Hammer said...

Kids are great. Those moments make the other aggravation seem insignificant

Glamourpuss said...

And in realising is, experiencing it consciously, you are doubly blessed.

Puss

Maddy said...

Being a mum is the best job in the world.
Best wishes

kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

Nothing compares to a child's love. Absolutely nothing. :)

Jeannie said...

Wait until he comes home drunk when he's 26 and won't go to bed until you've said you love him back and give him a hug. Now that's when you know you've been a good mom

Logophile said...

Aaah yes, it's true, and beautiful and you are truly blessed.

WanderingGirl said...

And that's exactly as it should be.

Steve said...

Now that's bloggin'. I'm weeping in less than 30 seconds. Niblet is no cornball.

Whippersnapper said...

Aaaaaaww. And yeah, ya gotta appreciate it, because by the time they hit five they've got you all figured out. And (well, in my case anyway) that's just not a good thing.

chelle said...

awww totally.

jen said...

it's another one of those things that i had no idea about and yet am so damn happy to experience.

furiousBall said...

that was sweet. i'm electronically high fiving you in my mind...since i'm doing it in my mind you'd think i would take the unpersonalized electronics out of it, but that's the cold hearted bastard that i am

Diesel said...

Just imagine how much he'll love you when he's 16!

Top cat said...

What a beautiful post and a beautiful child.:)
tc

Patience said...

Awww! Cute pic! Four-year-old love is da best!

Shari said...

Awwww. How sweet.

Theresa said...

There's nothing like it in the whole world, is there?

heartinsanfrancisco said...

What a great and adorable picture. These moments will give you comfort years from now when he discovers OTHER girls. (Sorry, Sweetie. You did know that would happen, didn't you?)

Princess Pointful said...

The photo complements your words perfectly.

Enjoy it :)

CS said...

I still, bllessedly, get that kind of love form my amost-eleven-year old who still loves me passionately. I treaure it.

Mother of Invention said...

That's a keeper all right! File it away and pull it out when he's 17 and fighting you over the car!