Someday I’ll Miss Those Little Feet

Someday he will be grown and gone. Someday I’ll be old and wondering who I am and who I’ve become. Someday I’ll miss those little feet and what they symbolized.

It’s the strangest things that we end up missing. I miss rocking and snuggling him in the darkness of the night when those should be the nights I once begged to end.

I miss sitting at the kitchen table and feeding him purred baby food, as now he doesn’t need my help at all.

I miss his alligator tears and trying to really pay attention so I could figure out what was wrong as now he just tells me and that sweet innocence that needed me is gone.

Someday I’ll miss those little feet, his little voice and the way he gets so crazy excited over such insignificant things like rocks, big trucks and a mini chocolate chip.

I’ll miss how he says, “mommy biiiiiig, and daddy biiiiiig!”

I’ll miss his love for snuggling and stories and how he says “Mommy, I want to hold you” instead of “Mommy hold me”.

I won’t miss the tantrums from today or how he escapes and runs up towards cade on the stand at church and how I have to awkwardly book my own booty up there to snag him. I won’t miss how he won’t eat dinner or the way he arches his back when I’m trying to buckle him in the car seat. But I will miss him. Even those harder things because there’s nothing better than toddlers. Oh how I love him.

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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11 comments on “Someday I’ll Miss Those Little Feet”

  1. Pingback: Someday I'll Miss Those Little Feet | sea touch

  2. I am 84 years old and have 6 children who I love dearly, but I am always saying”I want my babies back”

  3. So so true , the years fly by so fast, enjoy every minute!!  The Granny years are a blessing but when they gallop by too but we are blessed to have shared them.

  4. Hold on to the memories. My baby is 38 and oh how I miss those little feet and dirty handed hugs and slobbery kisses!

  5. You will miss those things but at the same time you will be basking in the new things that have taken their place. Right now I’m busting with pride for my daughter who has purchased her first home. I’m pretty sure the only furniture of any significance she has are an old patio table with 4 folding chairs, her bed, and a brand new area rug but she did it all by herself. I’m enjoying my son living at home while he’s between apartments. For a while I get to enjoy his incredible hugs and his sweet girlfriend when she joins us here. 

    • What a great perspective! It’s all about enjoying what is happening in the present! And way to go for your daughter! That is really something to be proud of!

  6. Yes, you will! I miss all those things and more from my own Miss 26 and Mr. 24~ enjoy!