Do You Hear What I Hear?

I really love Christmas music.  It reminds me of singing in the choir at church or being in the Christmas play.  My favorite songs include Silent Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, and Snoopy Christmas!

Do You Hear What I Hear? is a song we’ve heard a lot of as of late and it seemed so appropriate the other night when my son woke up crying, or the other night when my daughter woke up screaming, “Mommy, mommy, mommy.”

Anytime either of my children make a sound in the middle of the night, I am jolted out of sleep.  I could easily say to my husband, “Do you hear what I hear?” And I wouldn’t hear anything back from him.  He is a deep sleeper, and it takes A LOT to rouse him out of bed.

What is it about being a mom that makes our ears so sensitive? Or are our ears just attuned to our children’s cries? Are men just different as dads? Other moms / parents, do you hear what I hear too?  Here’s to a peaceful, Silent Night in our home and yours too.

For a related blog post, I remembered reading this one from Anka at Keeping it Real – check it out!

Guys and Dolls

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5 thoughts on “Do You Hear What I Hear?

  1. Oh Cathy, you already know I feel your pain! Yes, I hear what you hear. My husband, on the other hand, still does NOT hear my children’s cries. I’m telling you I think it’s an extra gene we inherited when became mothers. It completely bypassed our men. Amen, to a peaceful and SILENT! 🙂

    • Thanks! My husband said it goes back to men needed rest to be able to go hunting for food in caveman times. I guess that means mom is still exhausted and still has to collect plants and berries. He is crazy, but I’ll keep him around!

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