Friday, September 12, 2008

Uh-oh, the kids are a little TOO quiet...

The other day, I was working on the computer, and I realized that it suddenly got quiet in the house. Mind you, that in the previous 24 hours, Abbie and Isaiah had pulled out everything in both my diaper bag and purse, emptied my wallet twice, snuck in the bathroom and got soap everywhere, knocked over the trash can, raided the candy stash... the list goes on. They had been so mischievous lately, and I was pretty much at the end of my rope at that point.

I angrily stomp into the living room, muscles tensed, as I open my mouth to yell "WHAT ARE YOU GUYS GETTING INTO NOW?!", but before I can get out the first word, this is what I find...

I watch them in silence a few minutes, before tiptoeing back into the computer room, tears streaming down my face. It's so easy to fall into the habit of always assuming the worst, and I've been so quick to anger lately. I quietly took this picture so I could look at it whenever I feel myself getting stressed out. There are many challenges to having two young children so close in age, but there are many, many benefits as well. One of them is being able to see unconditional love in action, time and time again.

14 comments:

Jenn said...

Despite the fights, they remain each others' best friends...same with my children... so sweet!

Momstart said...

my children are 14 months apart and I know they are going to be a handful, but they already show that same kind of love. 20 month old and a 6 month old

Christy said...

Wow. Beautiful and poignant. I'm glad you shared this - I tend to do the same thing. Assuming the lack of screaming means something awful has happened.
thanks for the reminder.

Lisa said...

So Cute!!

Kgraham said...

Been there... I think it's delivered just when I need a reminder that I not only love these kids, but I do like them too :)

blkitalianpride75 said...

We all have done it!!! I and you feel like crap afterward for assuming the worst, but, lets be honest 98% of the time they ARE doing something they have NO BUSINESS doing!! LOL
Cute pic they look like little angels!!!

Elizabeth Channel said...

That is so, so sweet!

Daily Blissings said...

dawwwwwww, bless their cotton socks (and snuggle rugs)!

Anita

shelly said...

Those are the moments i love. When my 2 are snuggling together and actually acting like they really like each other. Great shot!

Kateedyd said...

AWWWW! That's too cute! I fear the "dreaded" silence too. LOL! The dd is always up to something...too bad I can't find her asleep like that.

Kateedyd
Kateedyd What?!
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Hot Belly Mama - taking it all back said...

absolutely beautiful and thank you so much for sharing this! I am glad I found your blog and I am now a subscriber. Looking for others that are like-minded.

Jen said...

oh my, that story and beautiful pic brought tears to my eyes. lucky momma, lucky kids.

Angela said...

I have been there! I think they are up to something and they are asleep! What a beautful sweet picture. I love seeing my children sleeping.

I once went screaming all through the house checking toilets, windows, yelling outside and finally found my little one sound asleep somewhere: my bed, behind furniture, the top bunk in the big sister's room... Terrifying and huge relief. It's happened enough that I check for a sleeper sooner LOL

DJ said...

How sweet, I'm sure they will glad you have this picture to share later!