Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Mommy Salsa...

As we listen to the rain and thunder outside this morning, I am holding Little Brownie in my lap. He loves for me to sway. He will rub his head back and forth on my chest and look at me from the right side and then the left side. I'll kiss his cheeks and he smiles. It's so precious. He loves for me to hold him on my side as we walk around, and I sway. He lays his head on my shoulder with his arms around my neck...and we sway, the "Mommy Salsa".

It made me remember when both Big and Little Brownie were just little babies and only months old. Big Brownie was especially high maintenance as a baby. In order to keep him calm, I remember I would hold him with his back against me and with one hand under bum and one hand across his belly, we would sway. We would bounce and we would walk. We called it the "Mommy Salsa". Every evening before bedtime, Daddy Brown would sit on the couch and talk to me as I "salsa'd" him around the living room. He would relax to the point of peaceful rest. Anytime he would get upset, the "Mommy Salsa" would always calm him and make him feel comforted.

Now as they are getting bigger, the Mommy Salsa is much harder to do in its original steps. Some days, like today, the Brownies just want me to do nothing more than hold them and sway. They are getting so big, so quick. I can't believe how fast they move and talk and process life. They are so brilliant. They are so caring at times to each other and their toys. When I see them playing with their stuffed animals and they are healing a boo-boo, they scoop them up, wrap their arms around the toy and sway.

The "Mommy Salsa" will be the "Daddy Salsa" in about 20+ years for them. They will hopefully be loving and comforting to their babies as they are so loving to their animals. It makes me tear up to know I only have a short window for this season of life for them. In a couple of years, they will be too big for me to scoop up and do the "Mommy Salsa". For now, I close my eyes and try my best to imprint the moment in my memory forever. If time could just slow down. If only I could hold them and sway every minute of every day. What a blessing they are to us.

1 comment:

KellyRose said...

What sweet boys your have.
I ask Lila all the time if I can just keep her at this age. I know I don't really want to, but I don't want her to turn 3. That sounds so grown up...not a baby anymore! :(