Growing Pains

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 under family | 1 Comment

I can’t believe Lil’ Geek is nearly 3. This morning she woke up at 5 yelling for me to come and rock her. I picked her up and we sat down in the rocking chair.

“Faster,” she whispered, her arm wrapped around Tigger.

We sped up, but she couldn’t get comfortable. She tossed and turned, rolled this way and that. Finally, she got situated, but the message was clear: she’s almost too big to rock in the rocking chair.

No. Nononononononono.

I felt a lump grow in my throat. Our days, actually late nights and early mornings, of rocking were drawing to a close. No. She’s my lil’ girl. My baby. No matter how much she grows, she’s still just a girl who wants to be comforted.

But soon, we won’t be able to in the rocking chair. When that day comes, I don’t know that I’ll handle it well.

She’s my lil’ girl.

I do my best to savor every moment. I play with her every chance I get, I snuggle her when she asks, and when she begs for “snuggle more minutes” I gladly reset the clock.

But that clock won’t stop. It’s still ticking. And she’s growing.

My girl is growing up. I’ll be OK with it. Not now. But eventually.

Let me just have a few more chances to rock her to sleep.

One Response to “Growing Pains”

  1. Cady Says:

    This makes me want to cry. My baby girl. :(

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