Sunday, February 27, 2011

Be Careful What You Wish For

Oh how I wished she would sleep in more.
She sleeps in as long as we want now.

I wished she wouldn't fight me over what to wear.
Now, I can dress her in whatever I want.

I wished she would stay still while I did her hair.
She stays almost perfectly still now.

I wished she would not talk so much while I was on the phone.
She doesn't make a peep now.

I wished she would just keep her shoes, socks, and hair accessories intact while in the car.
She is perfectly assembled now.

I wished she wasn't such a wiggle worm in the bathtub while I was trying to wash her.
She lies perfectly still now.

I wished she would come, when I called her.
She's right there, anytime I need.

I wished she wouldn't act so crazy in a store.
She is perfectly quiet now.

I wished she would sit still on my lap, and cuddle.
We can cuddle all day, and night now.

I wished she wouldn't talk back.
She never utters a word now.

I wished she wouldn't play with her food, and would just eat it.
That's exactly what she does now.

I wished she wouldn't ignore us while company was over.
She is a perfect angel towards us now.

Don't get me wrong, we are enjoying all of the little 'perks,"

but would we trade them in a heartbeat?



  1. a powerful message, a reminder to all of us "annoyed" and "impatient" moms out there. If the small annoyances that our children do on a daily basis were suddenly taken away - we would miss them. I remember that. After Audriana's accident, she was silent for so long. In the car, when she would usually chat away non stop and I would wish for just a 2 minute break, after her accident she would sit quietly and stare out of the window. When I would try to prompt her to talk, she would give me a one answer word - if that- and then go back to staring. I missed her voice so much, and wanted her constant chattering back.

  2. Your post just brought tears to my eyes and a dope smack to my head to not take the little things for granted and to cherish every moment.

  3. Such a good reminder to all of us who lose our patient's so easily. I am so thankful for our loud, obnoxious, singing, wiggly, messy eating, milk spilling, greasy finger printers, couch leepers, stair jumpers and everything else they do that temporarily annoys us, kids. I had cold chills reading your post. Thank you for sharing, we do have to be careful what we wish for.

  4. That is one of my favorite, or should I say memorable, sayings. You never know how your wish may come back to you, but twisted. I have heard many people experience the same fate. Makes you not want to wish on a star anymore.

    But again you have fulfilled your Purpose.

  5. Oh Jen. I'm so sorry. If only we could both get what we wanted. I love you but wish like hell we never would have become friends (and I know you "get" that, lol). I love you and your strength continues to amaze me.

  6. I wish I could reach out and give you a big hug. :( Love you guys.

  7. Thank you for the beautiful post. You are in my daily prayers and serve as a constant reminder that I can be a better mother. You will never know what a blessing you are to this St. Louis Guat Mom.

    I love the photos of Rainy!

    Terri, Flora's Mom

  8. Yes yes yes yes yes. Maybe can I borrow this for my blog sometime?