Cute days are numbered

Today, I asked my little boy to sit on my lap for some huggies time. He was too busy doing something. So, I told him, “Ha, don’t let mommy hug, mommy go make another baby to hug, can?”

His face changed. He said, “Go lor, you make new baby no fuji apple cheeks like me, no one wants to say cute.”

I just look through the photos I took with my handphone in January during his breaktime. Now, in March, his face has changed already. The cuteness is slowly turning into a boy’s face.

I then asked him. “If you grow up already, then, what is mommy going to hug wor? No more cute baby like you? When you are as big as Jeff kor-kor (age 20), can I put you on my lap and hug somemore?”

He laughed. “You stupid one, I sit on you, you die! I so big already, how to sit on your lap?”

Sigh…kids grow up too fast.

So, mommies, don’t miss the chance of spending time with your kids. It is worth foregoing the career, money, self-esteem, colleagues, self-identity and everything to spend the days talking silly stuffs with them.

Once they are grown, it is useless trying to catch up. You can’t find the bond there anymore. The time with our kids are not long. Once they are older, they are living their own life already. We have no place there anymore. The early years are the most crucial and that’s when we form the character and personality of the adult they are going to be.

9 thoughts on “Cute days are numbered

  1. Even though i am not a mommy nor am i married yet, i do agree with you on this.. Time seems to fly by these days.. Before you know it, a year has passed. And then another. And another.. We need to have more quality time with our loved ones before it’s too late

  2. spot on..

    that’s why we ask young parents to enjoy their babies while they can. Babies grow very very fast..

    my 3 girls already 16, 15 and 11 yrs old

    beginning this yr, no. 3 suddenly stop giving me goodnight kisses…how sad….

  3. Now reading this post made me feel so guilty. I barely spend 4 hours during weekdays with my little 4 year old. And he grew up a little too fast! 🙁

  4. So true, so true.. My ‘baby’ is 16 already!! How time flies!

    I am a SAHM (say-at-home-Mom) and so grateful for the time I get to spend with her.We are best of friends and I have someone to go shopping and watch movies with!Best lah… but I know soon she will fly the nest too… so I make full use of the time available now.

  5. so so true… Sob sob.. i really wan to spend more time with my son… but reality wise.. i need to work… if only i can get a stay home job with RM 2k per month… (really cracking my head trying to think of what online business can I invest into)sigh…

  6. Grace, maybe can start as part time, then turn into full time. Get your first RM100/month as part time, the next RM100 would not be so hard. 🙂

  7. Lilian is absolutely right! Being a stay home mum and bonding with your kids is worth everything else you give up. The maid was doing everything and I was telling my friend that I was too scared to bath my son (then a very young toddler). She mentioned bath time was one of the most joyful mother-child moments and that made me VERY CURIOUS. To cut a long story short, she was right about it being only one of the many many joyful moments.
    @Grace, I gave up an easy 5K job. We cut down on many things and not a moment of regret. Hope this encourages you….

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