Thursday, July 06, 2006

Why I Let Eva Solve All My Problems


Sometimes, when things get stressful, the best thing for a person to do is dance around the room and get a little twirly...

Do you ever have one of those moments where BAM! you are just overwhelmed with a physical and almost primal love for your children? There you are, going about your daily business and they are doing their kid stuff, and maybe your mind is on things like lattes and tile grout, when you happen to glance over at them doing something totally normal and ordinary but you almost start to cry because you just love them so much that at that moment it hurts a little?



35 comments:

carrie said...

Yes, yes and yes! Little buggers have a bad habit of stopping me in my tracks too!


Carrie

jemima3 said...

yes, but my moments usually come when they're sleeping. especially the little ones and then I just want to wake them up and hug them to pieces.

Oh, The Joys said...

Those are the moments that make all the work worthwhile!

mamatulip said...

Yes. Oh, yes.

I'm all choked up now. For reals.

Tuesday Girl said...

Oh Yeah!

Pendullum said...

Oh Yeah...
Everyday...Humbles me ...
What a great pic of your wee gal pal in mid twirl...Pure magic...

Stephanie A. said...

Daily, Kristin, daily.

Kristen said...

YES! Well said. I never could figure out a way to put it in words. I get overwhelmed by love when it's time to put her to bed. I get all upset inside because I'm not ready to put her down and not see her until the next day! I'm a cornball.

Angry Dad said...

Thankfully, this happens every single day. They are such great levellers!

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

I agree with jemima3 but once in a while when they are up and you just want those moments to last.

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Not yet, but it's one of the things I can not wait to experience!

Nikki said...

I know that feeling.

It's almost overwhelming - all that love that comes pouring out.

Anonymous said...

No, but I like my dog a lot.

Oh, The Joys said...

Love you back - am a SUBSCRIBER! And thanks for the comment about the photo - means a lot considering the jerky comments you go about your ALSO GORGEOUS new-ish photo!

Hed said...

Yes! In fact, yesterday when we were stuck in another town at my birth center because I locked my keys in my car and the towing company failed to get in so we were stuck there until people could get off work and come rescue us with actual keys to the car, my daughter and I made the best of it by checking out the town on foot, then heading back to the birth center to wait it out there, becuase the town is a little on the boring side.

She was so good! And we had so much fun! I felt like a dork because I got stuck there, but she made it all worth it by being her adorable self.

-H

Christina_the_wench said...

It's been awhile, but yeah it does/did happen. Especially when you get the "I love you, mom!" out of the blue.

Ok, now you guilted me into letting them have their friends over again tonight to go 'camping' in our backyard. I was on the fence, but you pushed me over. Damn you.

J's Mommy said...

I've had those moments. I wish I could remember what it was that J was doing but I know I've felt that way before.

Mega Mom said...

Hell yeah. It is what keeps me sane sometimes :)

Kevin Charnas said...

One day...one day, I'll know. Hell, I get teary-eyed watching our dogs play.

Colleen said...

Those are the best moments of parenthood. It helps keep life ini perspective.

abbynormal said...

Yeah, yeah, I do. Except your Eva looks just too cute to me too. I wonder if I can get one of my boys to wear a dress and shoes and spin around like that. Then again....

Painter Beach Girl said...

all the time! but I get a little impatient after the eighth stall tactic when I have been trying to get them to go to sleep for an hour and a half! (like right at this moment!)

Melissa said...

Yes, all the time. Great photo. She looks so cute twirling.

Jodi said...

First of all congrats on the column.

Secondly, I TOTALLY know what you are talking about with the kids just stopping you dead in your tracks, when you feel your heart flutter and spasm and a lump forms in your throat, and wondering how you EVER lived without them or how you could live without them NOW if something happened. Ya know? that's what takes my breath away, the thought of something happening to my boys. *sigh*

Lisa said...

Is this a practice post for the column? ;-)

Those moments are my favorite! I love it when it catches me off guard and grabs my attention. I have to be grabbed in order to really get the full effect of the moment and realize it's wonder. Like when she just out of the blue slams her body against my leg and hugs me like her life depends on it. Love it!

krista said...

yes. That is usually when I smother them with love. I call it a love attack. I kiss them manaically and yell "LOVE ATTACK" and they scream and kick, but I know they love it too.

(this comment sounds really weird and twisted, but it isn't, I am serious)

ninepounddictator said...

All the time. All the time!

Holly said...

Oh Yeah...
The put everything back into perspective.

Beth said...

I still remember the first time it happened with Claire. I was aching inside. I couldn't explain it to anyone. Very cute pic!

Mel said...

I think only people who've been exposed to little children really know what "love you so much it hurts" feels like.
I could be wrong... but I know that's when I first had that feeling.

Ninotchka said...

Oh yeah.

ciodude said...

Absolutely! The last few time were just watching DAUGHTER 4 toddle around and learn to walk. SHe gets this ear to ear grin as if to say "Hey look what I invented! Look what I can do!"

kim said...

yes ma'am its a feeling like no other in this world :)

mollymcmommy said...

yes, i have many a moments where they get me choked up......then someone usually hits someone, or steals a toy, then screaming/yelling starts...
well, you get the point! LOL!

m

lildb said...

oh, yeah. and sometimes, it's like a sock in the stomach, it's so intense.

I love me some sweet, delicious, edible kidlet.

thanks for reminding me. :)