Taking a small break from all the flats challenge talk that’s been going on here for Five-Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo! Seriously, this has to be my favorite time of the week. Just writing for five minutes, no matter what’s been going on or how busy my schedule is. I know I can take at least five minutes to write on one topic. 🙂 And this week’s topic? On forgetting.

The rules, in case you forgot them (I’m so punny!):
1. Write for 5 minutes flat without editing your voice.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Pony up the comment love for the five minuter who linked up before you.

Ready? Go!

These days, I’m forgetting what sleep looks like. I’m forgetting what it’s like to not be exhausted. And my daughter seems to be forgetting how good it really feels to sleep for a bit. (Which may be why I’m avoiding that bucket of diapers today…) 

Sometimes I forget just how precious my little girl really is. It’s pretty easy to do when she wakes up before midnight and just won’t go to sleep. Until after 1 AM. But then she reminds me. She smiles oh-so-big, happy that she has her daddy and me all to herself on the floor. She laughs at us, and my husband calls her an evil genius. And my heart does this thing where I seriously am mad at her but can’t stop smiling anyway. After all, when you see that grin, when you see the look that says that you’re her world and she can’t imagine why you’d want to be anywhere but with her, something melts. 

And when she wakes up at 9 only to be back asleep by 10:30, but you’re already up and ready for the day and just had your cup of coffee, all you can do is smile and thank God once again for her life. 

I think I’ve used this picture before, but that smile is hard to capture!


That whole italics thing? I can’t get it to go back to regular font. So, it’s not for any special effect or anything. Just something that I can’t fix…


4 thoughts on “Forgetting…

  1. Caroline says:

    What a lovely post! You captured this so well: “After all, when you see that grin, when you see the look that says that you're her world and she can't imagine why you'd want to be anywhere but with her, something melts.” We're still in the getting-up-in-the-night phase… it's been a long phase for us. But, I'm so thankful to have my son to get up for!

  2. Jenn says:

    Oh my goodness me too! On so many levels, I love 5 min fridays….my daughter doesn't want to sleep either and she can go crashing through the house creating disaster and give me one little smile and I'm all like “isn't that cute? It looks like a bomb went off….” Speaking of buckets of diapers mine are sitting in the washer…should go start that!

  3. Amy says:

    Oh, how I remember this! I have the song “Who Needs Sleep?” on my iPod just because I remember this all too vividly. My stab at laughing at it instead of crying when it got really bad. But you are right, they are so precious and those smiles just put everything in the proper perspective! Thanks for sharing. Smiles –

  4. Tiffany says:

    Ah, I remember those nights! When Paityn would wake up in the middle of the night, ready to play, and all I wanted was sleep. And you're right- it's absolutely impossible to be mad!
    The good part is, they eventually sleep through the night. And then… you kinda miss it.

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