Sunday, January 24, 2010

Because we love ashother...

Just moments ago we woke suddenly to loud thunder and lightning. Maddie was stirring so I scooped her up and kissed her sleepy little face, she put her tiny arms around me and squeezed....then, with a sleepy voice she said "When I sleep with my Sissy, she holds me and kisses me too, and I kiss her back." "Really?" I said "Why?" asking just to hear her little voice again "Because we love ashother!" she said with a sleepy smile "Because why?" I asked, again, this time just to hear that word again “Because we love ashother!” she repeated “Well what about Mama?” I questioned as I kissed her again “We love ashother too!” she answered with a smile, that I could hear in her tiny voice.

Thinking about it now I'm almost sad.....Why do they have to grow up and learn to say things right?! I may never get to hear that little made up word again, or I may get to hear it for only another week or so, but I already miss it. Before long she will be saying all of the right things….I guess that’s why I came straight here to write it all down, before it was gone forever! And then the thought of Molly being so motherly toward her while I’m not there just melted me. It reminded me of when I used to take care of Rae, my baby sister. Why are children always in such a hurry to grow up and mamas always wishing it would all last a little longer? Well, I know one thing! I won’t waste a minute! I’ll steal as many kisses and little moments as I can, “because we love ashother”……

12 comments:

Kelly G. said...

I completely understand what you mean! My now 8 year old used the call the porch our "porcher." I still call it that!

Sara said...

My son and younger daughter have all sorts of made up words. I love them, too, and am always a little sad when they make the correction. My son still calls a "hospital" and "hostibool".

Leslie said...

I miss the made up words too. Biscuits used to be "bigsits", helicopter used to be "hellodoctor", and for now my baby still pronounces vanilla "vallina", and granola "grownilla". Every time they learn to pronounce a word correctly it's a combination of sadness and joy.

anniebelle said...

Honestly, you blink and you *will* miss it. Their growing up, that is. My oldest is twentyfive and the youngest will be nineteen his next birthday and entering the Service! Shakes head - Well at least Oldest Son and his significant other is giving us a grandbaby so that eases the blow alot! LOL!

BTW Sam what kind of wool yarn did you use in your slipper pattern from a few posts back? I made some up too and I love them but I think a pair of snug wool ones with some wool socks will be just the thing for next winter.

Nancy

Vintage Rose said...

I was only thinking about this yesterday, how fast children grow up. My daughter follows me around all day asking a million questions and wanting to help me with everything I do, and yes I am sad now that I know this won't last long. All those made up words are so cute. I will miss them too!
Take care & God bless you and your beautiful family.
Melissa

Wendy said...

Hey Sweetie,
Just wanted to see when you and Maddie might get to come have lunch with aunt Wendy. Tell everyone hello for me and that I love them. Tell my baby girl that I love her, Molly and Tim.
Has Molly opened her wood burning kit yet? I have some small blocks of wood for her too.

CT said...

I know! I will miss all the sweet little things my girls say... mangoes are "mambos", and computer is "tocuter" and so on and so forth... And when the little one wants to let me know she's awake she'll call me from her room and say "mommy, Tete is day!"

Martha said...

Oh how adorable. I remember "mazagines" for magazines and "hangabur" for hamburger and "riseal" for cereal. With my oldest I was all about correcting her, I learned by the youngest to treasure it.

Marissa said...

Sam, I've been a reader of your blog for a little over 6 months and just had to comment on this post. Your children sound so sweet, I especially loved the sweet-ta-tata sandwich video. Ü Little things like mispronounced words make you cherish every moment, don't they? Thanks for making me remember when mine were little, they are 12, 9, and 6 now and we just had our 4th a month ago.

Cathy said...

My youngest son would say "penglen", for penguin. I actually didn't push teaching him the correct way for a long time because it sounded so cute coming out of his mouth!

Mamalama said...

Our 2yo Lucy can't say brother James' name, so instead she calls him Dave. :)

Persuaded said...

I have a rather embarrassing confession: our entire family has been known to make these adorable little mispronunciations our own and use them for... well... decades. My second child came up with the most utterly adorable word-like-concoctions. Sadly she was a hopeless perfectionist as well and would scrupulously work to correct her mistakes, so we, shhhhh, pretended they weren't mistakes. For example in our family, overalls were called "over-laws." Chocolate was "sha-lok-it." Big sister Louisa was "Ya-yee," and the list goes on. And on. We just pretended that was the correct way to pronounce the words.... yeah, so we pretty much lied to our kids. *hangs head in shame*

But it was really quite worth it.