“I wanna be your baby,” my son whines in his little two-year-old voice. This is code for, “Please hold me like a baby, Mom.” I’ll also sweep my kids into a cradle hold whenever they say in short code, “Baby.” I can’t resist it!
It started when getting them out of the tub and wrapping them up in their hooded towels. Snuggling them by holding them as if they were a baby simply worked the best at warming them up. Since the post-bath snuggles are fading away, I only hear, “I wanna be your baby” every so often – usually when my son gets hurt and rarely from my daughter (who is approaching age four).
There is part of me that just wants my little boy to stay my baby a bit longer! When big sister turned two, I was very busy with a two-month old little brother, so I didn’t have time to mourn her entering toddler-hood. My son is quite the mama’s boy and can still be clingy at times….often demanding and yelling, “I wanna come up!” Though this gets extremely annoying, I usually cave and pick him up. Sigh…I know these days won’t last forever. Sniff. Sniff.
How quickly you went from my snugly newborn to my big, fast toddler, who refuses to stop for pictures! Here’s a few of my favorite pictures from little on:
You may not want to hear this little man, but you will ALWAYS be my baby!
Have you celebrated a big milestone lately? How do you react to your babies growing older?