A mommy moment. . .

July 19, 2009 at 1:08 am (cheesy sentimentalities, pieces of me)

“The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.”

-Joe Houldsworth

I love the way my daughter’s room smells when I sneak in for a midnight check. . .

I’m not talking about baby powder. . .or poopie diapers, or that sippy cup of milk that disappeared into her toybox last week. It’s a warm smell . . . an indefinable scent that reminds me of snuggling, downy velour blankets, and threadbare stuffed elephants. It’s a calming and comforting all-is-right-with-the-world smell, like summer days spent picking clover flowers in the backyard, picnics, bubble baths, and story time. Soft skin, piggy toes, and bear hugs. . .Its all of these things, yet none of them alone.

It’s just the smell of my baby, sleeping softly in her crib. I love her. . .

Puff at 6 months of age


  1. deb said,

    thanks for sharing a mother moment. Mine are older, but in the longing for those fragrant kisses , I cherish lingers of nail polish, after shave, markers, soccer cleats..
    It’s all sugary sweet in the sleepy hours.

  2. Jo@Mylestones said,

    I think I know that smell you’re talking about. My “baby” is now 2.5 yrs, but I remember those baby days. And what a beautiful baby girl you have too!

  3. princessofsomething said,

    Sweet girl. 🙂

    Sweet post.

  4. Yourbiggestfan said,

    Aww…so sweet!! I wouldn’t know…I don’t enter my childrens’ room when they’re sleeping. I’m scared of them.

  5. Ki said,

    I could’ve cried.

  6. Sheila said,

    Now that we have moved the diaper pail out of N’s room, I have to say it does smell better. 🙂

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