Friday, October 21, 2011

Let Them Be Little

I keep telling myself that.

Only once, only for a short time, only now are they little.

So we should let them be just that, little.

Let them run around the living room, let them ask a bajillion questions, let them test you, let them hang on to your leg, let them tell you about their day, let them tell silly stories, let them know you're listening, and let them teach you how to color outside the lines...


Let them be little.

Let them play with your hair, let them help with the dishes, let them be your stress reliever, let them sit on your lap while you work, let them giggle in their room at bedtime, let them sing in the car, let them crawl in your bed when they're afraid, let them be rocked to sleep, and let them fill your space with their things...


Let them be little.

Let them call your name 100 times, let them stand at the bathroom door, let them follow you everywhere, let them tell the person behind you in line your business, let them pick out a treat, let them wear 2 different socks, and let them have their favorite sugar filled candy (gasp!!)...


Let them be little.

Let God use them in your life, let them help reveal your faults, let them help Him mold you, let them teach you patience, let them remind you about whats really important, let them come first, let them know how important they are, and let an exersaucer replace your coffee table...


(and yes, that pumpkin has no eyes. He's been picked on by...well...you know.)

Let them be little.

Let them run wild at the park without caring what the other moms think, let them do things kids do without apologizing for them, let them act goofy, let them be carefree, and let them be themselves.

Teach them, train them, and guide them. But for the love, let them be little :).

12 comments:

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

Good stuff! Thanks.

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Love it!!!

Sarah said...

I loved this. Thank you so much for sharing. You always open my eyes.

jenny said...

Beautiful post, friend! And that is one adorable coffee table! :)

Marisa said...

That's right. One day we will have all the time in the world to have a clean house and do stuff for ourselves.

Cindy said...

Love that song,have it on my Iphone.
And from a mom whose littles are all grown up,cherish that time as everyone tells to do!

Lenae said...

I never walk away from your blog without a smile and feeling encouraged :) You're awesome!

Ruth said...

Just this morning, I announced (my mistake!) that I had to go potty. My 2 year old got all excited -- "Can I come? Can I go with you?!" That whole girls-party-in-the-bathroom thing starts YOUNG I tell you!

Amy said...

Thanks for the encouragement!

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Krishann said...

I found your blog by way of The Ivey League's Friday phrases post. This was such a beautiful reminder as it is so important to allow our children to be that - just children. I also love that you spoke to allowing our children to help Him mold us. So powerful! So true.

Alicia Yamashita said...

Such touching words! And all so true! Love it...every mom should read this every once in a while =)