Friday, May 04, 2007

Why, when I see and interact with the kids everyday, did I suddenly find myself thinking I missed them last night while I was sitting on our bed, in the middle of a scuffle between the two?

So last night, I wallowed in their noisy presence, touching and kissing as much skin as I can, inhaling their smell and gripping their fingers and toes whenever they came near me. Faith kept tackling me from behind, wrapping her arms around my neck and forcing me to lie down. Then proceeded to sit on my head -- and I didn't even mind 30 pounds of toddler parked on my face. Until I couldn't breathe anymore, of course, at which point I would tickle her bottom and she would scramble off, shrieking the whole time. And then she would do it all over again.

I kept telling Josh to give me a hug and he would come over (he was watching cartoons), give me the tightest hug and go back to the couch. The evil mom in me kept asking him to come back and give me another hug, waiting to see if he would get tired of the game. But he never did.

Then Faith started eating my hair (she really likes it) and making me eat hers (I just put it in my mouth and pretended to chew it off in chunks -- makes her giggle every time).

We were all in our nightclothes and so noisy while their dad took an unscheduled nap (one minute he was sitting on the bed, the next he was fast asleep). He didn't even wake up at the worst of it, the poor dear. He finally got up when it was time to read the bedtime stories (we read one book each), then he kissed the three of us (and Faith's toes) goodnight.

30 comments:

Aidan said...

:)
That sounds like so much fun... I cant wait to have kids... (but we are not settled enough)

Menchie said...

Aidan,
Kids will come soon enough. meanwhile, enjoy the alone time with Stace...goodness knows you won't get enough of that when kids are around. :D

Laurie said...

Your children are absolutely adorable!

Menchie said...

Hey Laurie! Thanks! :D

Stace said...

You have a beautiful family! I can't wait to start ours! Actually I can wait, I'm going to wait - quite a long time - But I still very much look forward to it.

Menchie said...

Stace,
You'll know when the right time is...then your life will change. :D

Marie said...

You have beautiful children, Menchie! They look and sound very intelligent.

-Princess Shin- said...

So sweet! =) I can feel the sweetness and warmth all the way over in Malaysia!

Menchie said...

Marie,
Thanks, they are starting in a new school this June and it is my daughter's first time. I really hope they do well.

Princess,
Thanks. :D Hey, when will you be moving to the US?

Within Without said...

What gorgeous kids, Menchie, and what a beautiful scene you described of the true joy of family...

A very loving, together family, by the sounds of it.

Thanks.

Menchie said...

WW,
Thanks! Though, from the actual sounds you will hear if, say, a stranger was outside our house, you'd think we (including the kids!) are weird...and definitely noisy!

Ces said...

Cherish these moments. Just wallow in their noises, their cries, their laughters. I tell you cherish them, every day, every moment. You will never regret it! You are a terrific mom.

Ms. Val said...

I still play like that with the boys...even if they are 9 and 12. They like it when we get under the covers of the bed (the cave) and play Tickle Monster.

Menchie said...

Ces,
Thanks, I have my moments. I also have my terrible mom moments which usually happens when they fight.

Menchie said...

Ms. Val,
My kids like to play with the pillows and the blankets on the bed which makes me crazy cause they do it when I've just fixed it. We all get under the covers to hide from their dad. :D

Keshi said...

Menchie u have a lovely family.

Whenever I read ur cute kids posts, I wanna be a mum...


Keshi.

Menchie said...

keshi,

thanks sweetie! when the time comes, you'll be great mum, and a cool one too!

Hildegarde said...

Beautiful healthy children in a happy family, heartwarming and a blessing :-) Glad that you enjoy it so much and that you are so conscious of it ! You are such a great Mom !

Menchie said...

Hildegarde,
thank you. the noise sometimes gets to me but there are times when I make more noise than them!

Princess Banter said...

Your kids are oh-so cute!!! Isn't spontaneity fun sometimes? ;) Just dropping everything else and spending time with your loved ones... your kids are a delightful gift :) You're one lucky mum!

Nicole said...

This post makes me miss my family. Adorable children you have! I'm sure they look more innocent than they are though. Ha! Great blog!

Menchie said...

Princess Banter,
Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog.

And yes, you're right, sometimes I think of dropping everything and spending time with them -- if only I could do that more often without other responsibilities encroaching. :D

Nicole,
hi there! thanks for dropping by!

thank you for your compliment -- i agree with you! LOL! but then again, I'm shamelessly biased! And my gosh, yes, they look more inocent than they really are!

kj said...

when you really know how much these moments matter, and you can live every one of them--that is happiness at its finest. yay! i loved reading this, mench.

Menchie said...

kj,
I really love these moments. sometimes they sneak up on you and sometimes you make it happen. it's really the best part of being a parent.

homo escapeons said...

The Best Years of your Life are happening right now...but you have obviously figured that out already.

Those kids are ridiculously beautiful! You're a great Mom and those munchkins are soooo lucky to have you,
and vice versa of course.

Keshi said...

Have a wonderful MUMS wknd Menchie!

Keshi.

homo escapeons said...

Happy Muthaz Day Menchie!

Brooklyn Frank said...

happy mom's day to you!

Diesel said...

Hi, Menchie. Just visiting from Dan's. That Faith is a cutie. :)

Menchie said...

HE,
You betcha I know it. :D and I'm the lucky one.

thanks for the greeting!

keshi,
thanks sweetie!

brooklyn frank,
hey thanks for the greeting! :D and for dropping by.

diesel,
thanks, i think so too! :D