Monday, July 11, 2011

I Miss It All

I can’t help it. I miss them. I miss them asking me to please read them “just one more book”. I miss the “tent” blankets that filled up the living room and stood there for days.
I miss the boys bringing their mattresses into the living room and having a movie marathon…blankets, pillows, popcorn, staying up until their little eyes shut fast asleep.

I miss playing little games with them… diner – I’d take their order (which was always conveniently hot and ready), then I’d swipe their "credid card" (plastic / cardboard card that comes in new wallets/purses).  They always got a kick when I’d use an accent of some sort and “became” Wanda the Waitress.

I miss fighting over whose turn it was to give the boys a bath.

I miss them waking me up at the butt crack of dawn wanting breakfast.

I miss them coming into my bed to snuggle, talk, tell stories, watch tv.

I miss being able to wrap my arms around their entire little bodies. I miss singing to them, with them.

I miss them wanting to see Gullha Gullha Island (old show on Nickelodeon) and Rugrats (another old show).  I miss hearing them play in the other room.

I miss them! I miss being a mommy. I miss being the “bestest mommy in the whole wide world!”. I miss their love. I miss their hugs and kisses. I miss them wanting to be with me. I miss their laughter and little smiles. I miss their tiny voices.

I miss them needing me.

I miss my little family.

I don’t know how to live day to day without being a mom. I can’t do this empty nest thing.

I want to go back and do it all over.

11 Friends Commented:

Jessica said...

Awwww! Here's a virtual hug. I am so very afraid of the empty nest. Would it make you feel better to know that your post gave me the strength to get up one more time to answer one more call of "mom" from upstairs. The days are long, but the years are short, right?

Yankee Texan Mom said...

Everyone tells me to enjoy every moment and I can see why from your post. Hang in there - I think we all get our next reward when the grandchildren come! Following you from the Terrific Tuesday Hop and hoping you can return the love. You can find me at Yankee Texan Mom or Mama's Money Tree

~ Mona said...

@Jessica it did make me feel good to know you took in that moment from a different view.
I miss those "mom" calls.

~ Mona said...

@ TexanMom I NEVER thought I would be one of those moms bawling over my kids leaving home. I could not see what the big deal was. Now I know. Enjoy every moment.

Cori said...

I LOVED Gullah Gullah Island & the Rugrats!!!

Sounds like your kids are VERY lucky to have such a great mom!!

Karen and Gerard said...

Hopefully you can do the things you miss with your grandkids one day.

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~ Mona said...

@ Cori, thanks. You are always so sweet.

~ Mona said...

@ Karen and Gerard, problem is I had my kids in my early 20's. So now I'm 40 wanting grandkids and our oldest is only 19! He keeps telling me not to hold my breath.

What can you do?

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Anonymous said...

Thank you Mona for your blogs and pouring out your heart for others to read bc I stumbled on to your blogs by accident and just minutes before I read almost all of your blogs I too was sitting on my bed in a empty house crying..I dont know how everything happen , it just did and its all my fault according to him and his lies to my kids....Im the crazy women who ordered to much stuff off amazon( that's the only thing he could get on me so he went with it ) yeap Me who happen to raise his kids and put up with his abuse yeap I made him do it ..It's all my fault ..