Jaileigh Speaks

Marriage and Family Matters

My Favorite “Mom-ent” Today

Today, my  2-year-old curled up in my lap and took a nap. It has been a few months since he has done this. I didn’t know how much I missed it until today. Being stuck on my couch because I didn’t want to move him from my lap was the highlight of my day.

It allowed me to enjoy the time I had to just watch him sleep.

Yes, I’m one of those crazy moms who watches her child sleep when she gets the chance.


Anyway, I spent the time watching my youngest son sleep, but I also realized how much he had grown up too. I watched him earlier in the day put on his own boots (with Velcro) on the right feet. I heard him count to ten. I heard him say his ABCs almost perfectly. My baby isn’t a baby anymore. When did that happen?

At the same time, my 5-year-old was building with some blocks and talking to me. He talked about what he was building and how he as building it. He talked about our dog who was laying close by. He talked about a lot of things. I loved listening to him talk.

Then I had the same thought, when did my older baby become such a big boy? He’s five and a half now. He is so independent and had such a unique personality. He does things for me. Usually, I ask him to do something for me, but he is at the point where he serves me randomly and totally surprises me. I love it. Where did the time go?

My point here is simple, your kids grow so fast. Put down your phones. Put your tablet or laptop away. Turn the television off. You miss milestones in your children’s lives when you are distracted. Don’t be distracted. Your kids need you more than Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. Be there for your kids.

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