14 April 2011

just us.

I've been thinking a lot lately about me and Bennett, more specifically, the bond between us.

The other day my best friend came over with her baby girl (she's 3 months old). And I was holding her, you know, talking baby talk to her. Bennett was so jealous. He kept trying to get in between us, and all he wanted to do was give me hugs and kisses. He really does know how to make me feel so incredibly loved. It was so cute that he was so possessive of me. Obviously, I want him to learn to share, but I was flattered none-the-less.

Yes he's my son, but at 1 y/o, he's also my best friend. We do everything together. I take him with me all over the place, and he's so good. I love spending all of my time with him. I know he feels the same way. Obviously, he doesn't have much of a choice, but... you know what I mean! :)

Don't get me wrong, he totally loves being around other people, but it just melts my heart when he reaches out for me and follows me around. And he does.... follow me around. Everywhere. Ha ha.

And sometimes, I'm guilty of feeling like it's a nuisance, constantly having this little toddler on my tail.
And I've even caught myself tell him to "go away". WHAT am I thinking??? Why would I ever want that?? It truly is the BEST feeling in the world to know that my little boy wants to be with me all of the time. I shouldn't take it for granted.

Such a sweet boy. I just love him to pieces. I couldn't ask for a better little companion.
{so i know the theme is "pajama's" for Momma In Focus, but this is the one day we got out of our pajamas this week so far... so I'm breaking the rules a little} :)



40 comments:

Jessica @ Afternoon Sun said...

Bennett is such a sweet little man. Enjoy all the one-on-one time with him. Can I just saw that you are one of the mothers I look up to. When the times for us [hubs and me] I hope that I'm as great with my kid as you are. :) You can SEE the love you have for each other.

Afternoon Sun

Ashley Sisk said...

Awww that's so sweet!

Our Family of Four said...

Super cute!

The Best of Both Worlds said...

Adorable! I find myself telling my son to go play and then think to myself I should play with him. They grow so fast!

Kara @ Just1Step said...

It's so wonderful that you get to be at home with Bennett. I struggle with jealousy sometimes toward my stay-at-home momma friends. At least I only work 4 days per week. :)

Very cute pic of you two. I need to work on taking some of those. (Of me and my son, not you and Bennett, I mean. ;) )

nicole. said...

best accessory, ever.

Nikki said...

He is such a good baby. I'm impressed you guys get out so much! I love that you have such a bond and enjoy motherhood so much. Melts my heart.

Natalie said...

Okay so you're totally telling my life's story Mandy :) I was actually talking about this to my husband last night and thinking about making a post about it today! My son is sooo used to being with me everywhere at every second he doesn't even like my husband to be near me! Like last night my husband came to lay by me on the couch and my son ran over saying "IT's MINE! MY MOMMA" pulling me and tugging and hugging my arms tight. It was sweet and at times I'm the same I almost think it's annoying but then I look at him and am so thankful for him and that he loves me that much you know?!

He will be 2.5 in June and in that many years he has stayed the night at someone's house 3 times total. Once at 4 mths and then twice this past Chirstmas when I was really sick. He sits by me, follows me to the bathroom..ALL OF IT. I love him so much! Thanks for sharing this (and sorry for the book comment ;)

Casey Martinez said...

I agree with everything you have said here in regards to the bond I have with my daughter. They only cling to us like this for such a short time. It's the best feeling in the world to have a little person long to be with you so much. Your little guy sure looks a lot like you!! Dont ever worry about the prompts! I'm just happy that you link up and get in a picture with your little guy!! You two make quite a team. xo

ADSchill said...

There's nothin' like a visit with the nephy to bring a smile to your face.

It truely is special when he gets excited to see you and give you loves. He's such a sweetie!

Glad you are remembering not to take this time for granted. It's a special time for sure.

Jazmyn said...

Aww that is so sweet!!! I can't wait until Alyson starts showing more affection and love for us. I mean she never really leaves either of us but when 1 of us leaves she'll sit and stare at the door for a good 15 minutes waiting for whoever left to come back lol.

Angel said...

That's so sweet! I know exactly how you feel! My daughter Taylor & I spend all our time together. She's most certainly my best little friend. I can't wait to have another baby but Taylor gets very jealous! I was taking photos of a baby & brought Taylor with me, she was not having it! It's amazing the bond between a mother & her child =) Cheers to you for being such an amazing, involved mommy!

Carly said...

Aww, this post put a big smile on my face. You are such a sweet mom :)

Lindsi said...

I heart this picture! Too sweet!

Joeylee said...

ver cute, love his eyes

Branson @ Reflection of Something said...

I feel the same way about my little bestie :)

That photo of you two is so cute!

Shawntae said...

I loved this post. You guys are the cutest!! You are such a good mommy Mandy. We love you guys!

Amber said...

you are both adorable!!

Courtney K. said...

I think we are all guilty of feeling like they are a pain sometimes. That's parenthood...but it's amazing how someone so tiny can be so much a part of you, and very much your best friend. :) Beautiful photo!

Jessica said...

Awww, how adorable! You both have beautiful blue eyes. =)

Becky said...

Gorgeous shot! I know exactly what you are talking about. Sometimes when I get home in the evening I'll get busy with "my stuff" (usually editing pictures or on the internet) and I will tell Emma to go play with her toys or something. She just wants my attention because she hasn't seen me all day. It's so wrong for me to be like that. I don't mean it at all, next to God she is the MOST important part of my life. Thanks for being so real, good post!

Shellsea said...

I just found your blog today. I am following because you are kinda amazing. :) Can't wait to read more.

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Laura Lynn said...

Sweet. I feel the same way about my kids. I love that my little guy, who is 3 today, loves to be around me wherever I am in the house. Soon they'll be off on their own so we gotta enjoy!

Love your blog - just discovered it!

TexaGermaNadian said...

Aw, how cute! Poor lad, was a little jealous :) But too cute while doing so! Congrats on your feature on FTLOB today! I really love your site!
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Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Such beautiful blue eyes you both have! Congrats on your feature at FTLOB today!

So great that you love your little man and recognize that it's a time to cherish with him right now! :)

jessica said...

I just saw your blog through the Embrace the Camera day and I love this post... these are words I needed to hear today! My 6 month old son really IS my best friend but on days where we have an off day, it is hard to remember. So thank you. :)

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

What a beautiful picture of you and your little man. It's great to see a Mom who is thoroughly enjoying her job as Mom. Hats off to you!

♡ Ambrosia said...

Its true! The bond between a mother and her child is incredibly strong! This is sweet post my friend, and I love that picture! You are adorable in that hat!

The Whimsical Wife said...

What an adorable post and picture. Very cute. Dropping in from the FLOB site. Read your birth story! WOW.

Tamara said...

Your little boy is precious! Loved the pics. Following from your For the Love of Blogs post.
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Maegan said...

Ohmygosh he is so cute! I'm visiting from FTLOB ... fun feature, just had to read some more and see more cutie baby pics!

My little man is 18 months, and he's my side-kick all day, everday. I'm blessed to be a SAHM too, and sometimes I also find myself thinking if only he'd go do something independant I'd get something else done. But then I realize these times are not going to last forever, so I just soak him up and play all day. Everything else can wait when I'm with him! ;)

The Bonjour Four said...

what a precious pic of you two.

Madeline said...

Hi dropping by from FTLOB and sunny singapore! Nice blog you got here =)

AmyLee said...

SO CUTE. i love this picture of you two. and i totally love that p-ray is turning into my little bestie. so much fun!

Ross said...

This is my first time at your site and I get the feeling I'll be back over and over. He is such a cute kid! I know what your saying, my daughters are everything to me. I'm a stay at home Dad so they are will me 24/7. That time you get with them only lasts so long!!

bethxlove said...

That is SO freakin' cute, and I can totally relate! My one year old is my world, I can't stand to be without him (for too long, unfortunately I have to work P/T)
Bennett's adorable too!
Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy
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kristance ann said...

your little man has such blue eyes! love it! this was the one day that our family stayed in jammies a little longer so we could grab a photo!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Beautiful shot! It's totally normal to feel like you need 2 seconds to yourself just to hear yourself think or to clear your mind. It does get easier as they grow & learn more each day. I have to always remind myself that I will miss even the worst of days once they are out of the house- so I need to cherish every moment they are with me.

Andrea Neudorf said...

Nice post! I love when my daughter is possesive and clingy to me cuz she has NEVER been a cuddler! You both have amazing eyes!!! WOW.

Yvonne@ Beadsyy's Diary said...

Wow! I can so relate to your post. This is exactly how I feel too. I am a SAHM too. There are times where I just want to do my things like bloggin' but can't coz my baby needs my attention esp. she is really mobile now. She is turning 10 mths soon. But then again, during the times where she just gazes, plant me a big wet kiss or come looking for me, it melts my heart. The feeling and love is something I would nv trade anything for. And yes, we should be thankful for our little Bff.

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