Life is fuzzy today.
I’m in between awake and asleep.
You snuggle into me as our breaths align.
I don’t rush to lay you down today.
These moments are fleeting
Tomorrow you will be a little older, a little bigger, a little less baby
You already are my little toddler now
I promised I wouldn’t blink
Everyone says that the days pass slow but the time goes fast
And you say “I know.”
But you don’t know until you rub the sleepies out of your eyes
And refocus your vision
And take a good look
And there you are
But still the same
Every tired night and day
Has been so worth it
I pray I remember everything
Little moments tucked into the corners of my mind
In your own little filing cabinet
Dedicated just for you
The belly laughs and tickles
The dancing and spinning
The picture-walks and story time
And playing the games you taught me
You make every moment special
The mundane activities sacred
Putting away the dishes is my new favorite pastime
As you rush in first thing in the morning
Before I’ve had my coffee
Open the dishwasher and put away dishes
Like you’ve watched me do a thousand times before
I didn’t even realize you were watching
Constantly amazing me
My sweet baby.