Monday, October 01, 2007

Pink One, Blue One, Yellow One

She was squeaky clean, fresh from the bath when I carried her to the changing table to put her in pajamas.

She laughed and chatted with me while I put her diaper on.


I reached for her pajamas.


"Mommy, I want different pajamas," she said.

I looked at the pair in my hand and wondered how many nights she had worn them.

"Okay," I said.

I pulled a pair of pink footie pajamas out of her dresser drawer and helped her into them.


She looked down at the chest and noticed the pattern of hearts.


"Hearts!" she said.

"Pink one... blue one... yellow one."

She grabbed me by the ears.

"Listen to my heart!" she said.

She hugged my head to her chest and wrapped her arms around it in a mighty hug.


"You are my heart," she said.


Roo My Heart

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52 comments:

Lawyer Mama said...

I don't think I've ever been the first commenter here before! I shall mark this date upon my calendar.

The Rooster. Boy, that girl is so precious. How did you keep your heart from bursting?

Thank you for the PP nod. I nearly peed myself I was so excited!

Maddy said...

Funny how ears are actually handles.
Cheers

Kyla said...

Oh, how sweet.

zellmer said...

Did you cry when she said that? I would have. So sweet.

flutter said...

*lip quiver*

Oy, my ovaries are doing a hateful mambo right now...

WorksForMom said...

Wow, that was so sincerely sweet. And that photo - priceless.

Not the Queen said...

What a sweet pea!

Jenifer said...

I miss footie pj's! I just LM's post about becoming a lawyer and it is a great choice.

M&Co. said...

Oh the sweetness!

Loralee Choate said...

It's those moments that you have to cling to as a parent. It is a necessity, almost. You know, to combat going off the deep end when you discover your kid has a whole pack of hubba bubba in his hair after sneaking pieces from a rouge pack of gum hidden under his pillow and falling asleep with it in his mouth.

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

I think this post should get the Perfect Post Award. I would type more but after reading this...I think I'll go try to make a baby.

CamiKaos said...

where do they learn to be so perfect?

I remember once when K was sick she told me "you are love".

This made me think of that.

SouthernBell said...

Ear make for good handles, huh?

Above Average Joe said...

Its great how the least important of tasks like getting our kids dressed can turn into the things we most remember?

QT said...

That is too, too much for me! She is an absolute sweetie when she wants to be - it sounds like she is feeling better, too.

ewe are here said...

Awwwww, so very sweet.

mamatulip said...

*happy sigh*

Makes all those not-so-nice moments seem meaningless, doesn't it?

Catizhere said...

aww, that made me all squishy inside. In a good way.

Kinda like when Maggie told me that I was her "favorite Mommy of all time"

furiousBall said...

Owwww. heart hurts now.

As a father that doesn't get to see his children, I am so grateful that you appreciate your time with your children. don't stop the love, you never know when they're not there to do so, anything can happen at anytime. life is a cruel thing.

painted maypole said...

oh... don't you jsut want to freeze that memory forever! embroider it on pillows, frame it, make a video of it... fantastic1

mothergoosemouse said...

Aw...she's a doll.

(I love the print of her shirt!)

Jennifer said...

*sniffly, sniff, sniff, sniff*

Too sweet.

Mimi said...

Obviously, I would've melted in a heap. The cuteness, the heartbreaking cuteness. This is why we have kids, right?

Chaos Control said...

Makes you want to gobble her up, eh? How very, very sweet!

notfearingchange said...

Remember this story when she becomes an angst ridden adolescent! ;o)

Annie said...

I'd wager she is your heart, too.

That's what makes being a mommy the best job going.

jen said...

it's those moments, isn't it...where time stands still and we marvel at how lucky we are.

MamaLee said...

Aww. The sweetness of it all.

When I say to my son, "I love you," he says, "Mommy, I love you more."

Makes my heart swell every time.

xoxo

carrie said...

Oh, the things they say . . .

thank you for sharing.

Mrs. Chicky said...

"You are my heart."

Now I'm all weepy again.

Mary Alice said...

Oh that is beautiful. Write it down and put it in a book....you need to soak up all that love so you can make it through the dry spell of teen angst. They will still be loving then, but it will be rare - like rain in a drought.
Sometimes I pull out the baby books and smile at the things they said, it makes me like them again even if they are trying to be unlikable!

Helena said...

(ears are handles- LOL Maddy!)


Such a lovely post! Thank you for making me smile!

Aliki2006 said...

She's the picture of perfect-ness herself!

Great pick for Perfect Post!

Lori at Spinning Yellow said...

Adorable!

Denguy said...

Aw, isn't that all goochie-goo.

urban-urchin said...

this took my breath away. what a precious moment.

laundrylessons said...

Sweet words from a very sweet child. Aren't you glad you're recording them?

Jenn said...

"You are my heart"....wow.

So young to be making grown women cry.

FENICLE said...

That was a good post!!!
Excellent choice my lady.

Redneck Mommy said...

She's lovely. And so sweet. She must seem even more so, when she has you by the ears and is yanking!

Serina Hope said...

She is so pretty. And sweet. You have to just melt at something like that.

Shannon said...

Adorable.

Superstar said...

As and Auntie that would LOVE someday to be a Mommy...That was great. I can just hear my youngest Niece saying that.
AHWWWHHHHH

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

What a sweet and wonderful little girl!

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Sweet girl. Sniff sniff.

megachick said...

talk about a perfect post.

baby advice said...

so sweet! great blog. I'll be visiting more in the future!

Mandaroo said...

awwww!

childlife said...

That is just the sweetest thing ever : )

Little Nut Tree said...

that brought a little tear to my eye x so cute

Momish said...

How sweet! They sure know how to melt your heart, mostly because they don't try. They just feel and do.

Excellent choice! That post was perfect!

Damselfly said...

I'm melting. So sweet!