Monday, June 20, 2011

There are those times.....


How do you know there truly are angels? They keep you from dropping your little children off at the New Mommy Store when you are sure you can't survive one more day of motherhood.


Having just sold my childhood home in the Neighborhood with Hills, while awaiting an available unit on the military base, my small family with our nearly two-year-old son moved into the basement of my mother's home at the top of the neighborhood. Still in a crib, Christopher slept in a little alcove hiding his parents from view.


Having made the mistake the first night of laying him down with lots of kisses and the endearment, "Nite nite, Buster Brown." he spent the remaining night time hours calling out to us in the darkened room, "Ni Ni Bum Brown." giggling with each repetition. Night after night, hour after hour this little routine would occur no matter what we did. Exhausted beyond belief, I would have given him away to the first mother available. Is it any wonder we are now both Night Owls!


 Sailor hat is size of cardboard round with "leg" width and length enough to encircle.
Please do not Pin patterns to Pinterest

13 comments:

lizzidroege said...

hi elizabeth,
my name is lizzi and i am still doing the year long swap i was wondering if you could leave the linky up for a little after the 10 of the month i tried to link up 2 days after this month and it was closed, i would like to keep sharing and since not many were posted i would like to let people know im still participating....
thanks,
liz

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Elizabeth! What a sweet story! Have a super day! Twyla

Debby said...

Hi E. You can take the littlest memory and make such a sweet story from it. So sweet.
And those owls. I am really into cute little owls right now and these are the cutest.
My youngest is named Christopher.
Have a great week.

Nan said...

Oh yes how I do remember the terrible twos I went through with no help or sympathy at all, just had to tough it out all on my own. My parents were old and of no help and I had no friends being so shy but all that changed as life does for the better in time.

Ina said...

Wouldn't that be wonderful if there really was a 'new mommy store' where new moms could go to get help, advice, or even just a few hours break to take a nap or shower?? Really. It would be wonderful. ;0

Holly Loves Art said...

Oh I love this little post! It's so sweet and makes me get the chills. Pretty little bluebirds too.

Have a great day.
Holly

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

OH we have so many stories we can tell about our children, don't we? I loved being a mommy so much!! (still do)

lizzidroege said...

i hope you do try to keep it going moving sounds wonderful, i sure have enjoyed making these and would love to continue

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

That was really sweet. It's funny how you remember some of the things from long, long ago, and they are still as special today. Thanks for sharing.
Julie

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Ha-ha-ha-ha! Love it! ;)

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Very Cute!

Hugs
Shirley

A Bee In My Bonnet - Leslie Anne said...

What an adorable story! Thank you for sharing, Elizabeth! Leslie Anne

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