Short But Sweet Two

Short But Sweet Two

The light catches your curls and the childish curve of your chin and nose – so perfect – like porcelain, but soft, alive, vibrant.

You are happy on my lap, greedily drinking in the delights of the view into the garden.

Sometimes, I am so tired, I feel I might break.

Sometimes, all I know are cries that make my body ache, my mind muddled.

Sometimes, words unsaid – unscreamed – burn my throat and lungs.

Stop. Sleep. Be quiet. Please.

But there are also sun-drenched mornings when your throaty giggles are a balm to all the world’s ills.

There are moments when I look into the luminous hazel pools of your eyes, so like mine, and I see fierce intelligence, unbridled curiosity, and such tenderness.

And then exhaustion seems like a badge of honour to wear proudly, a treasure to cherish and keep.

But please, little one, please…. just sleep tonight, ok?

21 Comments

    • Someone's Mum
      13th June 2016 / 9:27 am

      Thank you 😊

    • Someone's Mum
      13th June 2016 / 9:59 am

      Thank you! 😊

  1. 13th June 2016 / 9:59 am

    This is beautiful and really captures your love. It reminds me of my Mother who always says that as soon as she – finally – gets me to sleep, she aches for me and misses me terribly, she loves me so much. x #bigpinklink

    • Someone's Mum
      13th June 2016 / 10:01 am

      Thank you so much. Being a parent is such a great mix of emotions.

    • Someone's Mum
      13th June 2016 / 10:02 am

      Thank you 😊

  2. 13th June 2016 / 10:05 am

    Aww lovely and very true. I hope that she did sleep for you! #bigpinklink

    • Someone's Mum
      13th June 2016 / 10:06 am

      Thank you! She did last night. Fingers crossed for two in a row!

  3. The Tale of Mummyhood
    13th June 2016 / 12:44 pm

    So lovely!

    #KCACOLS

  4. 13th June 2016 / 1:59 pm

    She has such a striking and beautiful profile!! Really gorgeous words, and all so true. You’ve perfectly captured how bone achingly tired being a mum can make us, and how we sometimes think we can’t listen to anymore moaning and screaming. Then, one unprovoked hug, or announcement that they love you, can change everything in an instant-and yes, if they sleep it really does help…! xx
    #bigpinklink

    • Someone's Mum
      13th June 2016 / 2:07 pm

      Thanks so much for such a lovely thoughtful comment. She did sleep last night. I’m really hoping for two in a row! πŸ˜‚

  5. 14th June 2016 / 4:43 pm

    Such a little beauty. Fingers crossed you both sleep well tonight x #bigpinklink

  6. 14th June 2016 / 7:00 pm

    Beautiful words I really felt your love for her all the way through such emotion. I could also feel the desperation too behind it all. I hope you get some sleep and a decent rest soon xx #bigpinklink

  7. 16th June 2016 / 10:16 pm

    Absolutely lovely and also quite honest. #kcacols

  8. 17th June 2016 / 3:21 am

    Such beautiful and true words. I think we all feel like this often times. It’s definitely a balance of beautiful and exhausting moments. Thanks for sharing! #KCACOLS

  9. 17th June 2016 / 9:24 pm

    A lovely poem Danielle! It’s a while since I’ve looked at your posts, and they are still fab. I feel like we all feel like this about our children, and wanting them to sleep. Claire x #KCACOLS

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