So Tired

Slice of Life: Day 30

     My daughter comes home so tired from daycare.  She just wants the comfort of her mom and to drift off to sleep.  I know she just watches and plays and interacts all day.  Very little downtime.  A friend is always crossing her path with something new.  A new sound.  A new song.  A new something.  Just listening and taking it all in.  Wide eyed, smiling and cooing.  She is learning and experiencing so much everyday.  I would be tired too!
     Home is where she knows she can stop.  Relax.  Sleep.  I hold her close.  We rock.  Back and forth.  Back and forth.  I sing.
     You are my sunshine.  My only sunshine…
     The eye rubbing starts.  The squirming to find just the right spot.  I hold her close and tight.
     You make me happy when skies are gray…
     She slowly relaxes and the full weight of her collapses in my arms.  Finally asleep.
     You’ll never know dear how much I love you…
     Finally able to rest.
     Please don’t take my sunshine away.
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6 thoughts on “So Tired

  1. I though I’d read about your exhaustion, but you always keep the focus on your children. This is another beautiful, lyrical expression of love.

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    1. Thank you so much for all of your comments this month! It encouraged me to continue to write when I was struggling and helped me find my voice as a writer. I was hesitant coming in to this challenge wondering could I write everyday, would life get in the way, would I find my voice, would people enjoy my writing. Once I started writing these worries went away and I just enjoyed writing about the moments that stuck with me. It made me slow down and appreciate those small moments. So thank you for being with me on this journey! It was noticed and much appreciated!

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  2. I really love this post Tina. Your kids are so lucky to have you for their mom. I think it’s wonderful how you take in each and every small moment and appreciate it all. 🙂

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  3. That was the song I sang to my daughter each night. I would hold her and sing that song. She would instantly relax and join in singing with me. A great memory for me. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Oh, I loved reading through this tender moment, recalling my own times of singing that exact song to my sleepy children. Enjoy it while you can!

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