Sing, Mummy. Again. Again. | The Ordinary Moments

Tonight you asked me to sing you to sleep: twinkle twinkle little star is your favourite.

Again.

Again.

Again.

You must have asked at least 10 times. This happens every night and I know it’s just a delaying tactic, trying to avoid going to sleep. But tonight I did sing. Again and again. Because one day you wonโ€™t want me to sing you to sleep anymore. One day, you will ask me to sing โ€˜againโ€™ for the last time. Iโ€™m pretty sure tonight wasnโ€™t the last time – but how can I be so sure it wasnโ€™t the last time?

You fell asleep in my arms for a last time once and I never knew. I breast fed you for the last time once, and I never knew. You called me โ€˜mimiโ€™ for the last time once, now you can say โ€˜Mummyโ€™ properly, but I canโ€™t remember when that actually happened.

There is a last time for all these little milestones and many of them pass without me even noticing. So while I can, I’m going to do my best to make the most of these ordinary moments, cherish and treasure them, for one day they will no longer be the ordinary, but a thing of the past.

Sometimes I lose my patience, sometimes I get angry. Because being a Mummy is hard. But one of the hardest things sometimes, is not realising how precious these moments are before they become distant memories.

So I am making a promise to myself, and to you, to say ‘yes’ more often – to one more book, to one more kiss, for one more song… before it’s too late ๐Ÿ’•


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3 thoughts on “Sing, Mummy. Again. Again. | The Ordinary Moments

  1. It’s so hard to say yes when you’ve done something so many times already. I am so guilty of this. I try to make the conscious decision to say yes more too and to really relish those moments x

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