Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My Little Revelation

So earlier today I was complaining about my finicky eater (thanks for all the advice-keep it coming!), and tonight I hear the song, "It Won't be Like This Too Long" by Darius Rucker on the radio.

I had never heard it before but immediately fell in love with it. It talks about the little moments we have with our children that seem hard at the moment, but when they grow up they are the moments we will miss.

Yes, it is hard to take her to a restaurant when she is throwing food in all directions. Yes, my carpet is looking very sad/disgusting these days.

Yes, sometimes I get tired of saying, "Use your nice voice please" and the sound of whining.

Yes, I struggle sometimes doing chores while holding a child who refuses to be put down. Yes, I am never on time anywhere due to diaper blow outs and spit up.

Yes, sometimes being the mom of a one year old is HAAAARD!

But someday I am going to have to beg her to eat a meal with me. Someday it will be like pulling teeth to try to have a real conversation with her. Someday (it is already starting) I will wish she would snuggle up with me on the rocking chair. Someday she will be way more independent than I will want.

I don't know if I will miss the blowouts and spit up, but I will miss them as an excuse for my tardiness : )

My heart absolutely aches to think when I look down someday, I won't see this face staring back at me (please note the cute piggies, they made their first appearance today) :

This phase will not last forever, and I can guarantee I will miss it when it is gone!

Here are the lyrics, kinda long but worth the read!

He didn't have to wake up
He'd been up all night
Layin’ there in bed listenin’
To his new born baby cry
He makes a pot of coffee
He splashes water on his face
His wife gives him a kiss and says
It gonna be OK

It won’t be like this for long

One day soon we'll look back laughin
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by
So baby just hold on
‘Cause it won't be like this for long
Four years later ‘bout 4:30
She's crawling in their bed
And when he drops her off at preschool
She's clinging to his leg
The teacher peels her off of him
He says what can I do
She says now don't you worry
This’ll only last a week or two
It won’t be like this for long
One day soon you'll drop her off
And she won’t even know you're gone
This phase is gonna fly by
If you can just hold on
It won’t be like this for long
Some day soon she'll be a teenager
And at times he'll think she hates him
Then he'll walk her down the aisle
And he'll raise her veil
But right now she's up and cryin
And the truth is that he don't mind
As he kisses her good night
And she says her prayers
He lays down there beside her
‘Til her eyes are finally closed
And just watchin’ her it breaks his heart
Cause he already knows
It won’t be like this for long
One day soon that little girl is gonna be
All grown up and gone
Yeah, this phase is gonna fly by
So, he's tryin’ to hold on
‘Cause it won’t be like this for long
It won’t be like this for long


Anonymous said...

I love that song... really. :-) She's so cute, love the piggie tails!

Jason and Kelsey said...

do you write half your posts thinking "how can i make kelsey cry today?" haha i'm beginning to think so!

The Arbuckle's said...

great post. We're going through rough nights and I keep reminding myself that this won't last very long, so I need to cherish them all.

Great song.

Lesley Wright said...

I got teary eyed too. Stuff like that never used to phase me but now that I have a child it effects me tons. I have become a softy. I try every moment to enjoy the journey. I think often about the moment and that it might not be there next time. Great post.

Adriane said...

Sweet song...I must be outta of it, b/c this is the first time I heard this's a good one though!

Man, K is growing up SOOO fast! I've never heard her talk, but I bet the whining is too cute!