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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

In the blink of an eye

Yesterday while Mekhi and I ate breakfast a plane flew overhead. Mekhi looked up toward the ceiling and stated with ease, “airplane.” His enunciation was crystal clear and I was astonished. Immediately I praised him and my heart almost burst with pride. My son has a large vocabulary for a 19 month old and it amazes me how his mind is like a sponge, sopping up information like water. His father taught him about airplanes when we were at the airport last week. While they bonded I fussed with my computer, it was their time and I didn’t pay attention.

Obviously Mekhi did.

He retained everything his Daddy taught him. His days of being a baby are quickly growing short in number.


Today I give myself these words of advice: Be Present. Look. Don’t Blink. You might miss it.


And for Mekhi: The airplane is flying high my son but so are you baby, so are you.




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72 comments:

angie said...

Oh, it's so true. Don't blink. Whatever you do! :)

Michelle said...

Such sweet words for your son! :) It is amazing how much kids learn in a very short period of time. Enjoy...it only gets better.

Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons said...
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Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons said...

I blinked... and my son went from being in kindergarten to ordering his senior ring!

HeatherY said...

Such a great post, Renee! It's exactly how I'm feeling at this very moment in my daughter's life. So bittersweet sometimes.

Susie said...

Too cute!

Lorina said...

Very cute!

Jenn And The City said...

Good job Mekhi! And good job mom!

Kristen Andrews said...

great job Mekhi! they are sponges in somany ways, Will's fav word right now is underpants and he got it from Dora. :)

fly tie said...

how wonderful for mekhi! :-)

love your words of advice.

Kimber said...

They definitely grow up fast. Would be so nice to slow down time huh?

Mommy B said...

You are so on point. Like you snap your fingers and 10 years have passed. Amazing.

mannequin said...

Aw... he's got such a cute little face. Yes, it does happen so very quickly but no matter how old they are, they're always your baby. He'll never *really* grow up :)

Jennifer said...

He is such a cutie!! Aww, I can't even imagine how hard it must be to see your little boy grow up! But exciting too!

Kimberly/Mom in the City said...

It's true...time goes so quickly. My youngest (Sean) will be two next month. It's bittersweet...

Threeundertwo said...

It's so true! That's why blogging is so valuable - it helps us capture all these little moments that go by so fast.

Keep It Classy, Jen said...

Yes he is and so are you momma! Hope you have a fascinating night ;)

Muthering Heights said...

What a sweet post! It's all so true.

1stopmom said...

Awww he is just too cute. Children are so amazing. Just when you think they are not paying attention they surprise you.

Momstart said...

That is amazing.

Mom on the Run said...

Be Present...very key to parenting. My kids often catch me out when I am not listening to them. They want me to listen to their stories. If I slip up, I try again the next day.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Awww *clutches chest* as I prepare to promote Jordan from the dining room table to college, I too wonder where the time went-especially since I'm still so young and full of joie de vivre! :D

Lovely words to live by and way to go Mekhi!

The POSHpreneur said...

awwwww...how cute! He is a cutie!! They do get big so fast..I cant believe my babygirl is going to be 7 this year! It goes by TOO FAST! I kiss her face and hug the heck outta her and my 2 year old every chance I get!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my.....so, so adorable. And brilliant too! He's gonna break some girls' hearts later in life.

My Wordful is an update on Winston's Ladybug stool. Come on over if you can, I so love visitors and their comments!!! Happy day to you.

LaTonya Yvette said...

How sweet....and they do grow up so fast. One thing though you have to watch everything you say in front of them, because they are surely to repeat what you said at an inappropriate time (lol). I can just see him pointing saying "airplane" I love it!

Tiff said...

What a cutie! They grow up so fast. One day my baby girl was toddling along and now she's in to boys, computers, and fashion. Where has the time gone?

Cascia said...

That is sweet. My son (17 mos) also has a large vocabulary for his age. They do learn quickly. Isn't it amazing? Your little one is so cute. You have a nice blog too!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

He is a smart cutie! You did great yesterday on the Classy Closet show!

Cindy said...

Awe, you are the best!
You have learned a very valuable lesson, and you're so fortunate that you have discovered it so soon;way too many people don't realize until it's too late.

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Aw--I love me some Mekhi! You goooo boy! And yay for Mekhi/Daddy time, too, and your ability to let them have it.

No blinking.

ParentingPink said...

What wonderful words of wisdom. And so true! I can't believe my eldest is already 5! I didn't realize that my Caroline (aka Sweet Pea) nad your Mekhi are almost the same age (she's 22 months). Cute! Happy WW!

Brenda said...

Your words of advice to yourself are perfect. Enjoy every second!

Vodka Mom said...

Pretty soon he'll be flying the damn plane!!!!!!

Moms At Work said...

Time flies doesn't it. Cherish every minute of it :)

Lolita said...

So true...it goes by so fast. Enjoy it!

Mom on the Rise said...

It does happen quickly. I can't believe how fast my daughter went from babbling to speaking in complete sentences. I love your advice- we all need to follow.

Melissa said...

Wow...great words of advice!!! It is too true...sometimes we get "busy" and forget the things that are the most important!!

blueviolet said...

It's unreal how quickly it goes. I'm glad you're not blinking.

Sheliza said...

Thanks a lot Renee, now you got me all teary eyed! Treasure every single moment. I sit and sniff William's skin, feel his soft hair, watch him sleep and the list goes on! Everything changes so quickly so we must savor it each and every day :)

Julie said...

SO sweet! I'm impressed! My 22 month old refuses to talk...I need to get your son to teach my son! :)

Carrie said...

Those moments are the best! I love to see my children learn and discover. You are doing a great job at being a mom.

Lisa @ Serah's said...

Ah, that's so sweet. I know exactly what you mean because I've been around 2 two year olds lately and both of them amaze me with how much they remember. Thanks for giving me my first "Ahhhh!" moment of today.

Brittany said...

So very sweet and such a cutie he is! Love it! You are such an amazing person!

Threeboys1mommy said...

What is it with boys and moving vehicles? Avion was among my boys first words too. Get that boys some bubbles ;)

Ms. Bar B: said...

Awww, way to go Mr. Smarty Pants =). Get prepared because there will be many more days like that one. Those little minds never cease to amaze... they know more than we think they know =)

Mandy said...

This growing up process is definitely bittersweet. He is precious.

CaraBee said...

Mekhi looks like such a big boy in that picture! Such a cutie. I'm right there with you. Need to stop and smell the roses, enjoy our little ones as much as we can!

Weith Kick said...

In the short time I've known you I can already see your son getting longer in this picture. He is starting to look more like a little boy instead of a toddler. Very cute!

When I was your boy's age, my thing with my Dad was firetrucks.

BoufMom9 said...

What an adorable post just full of love. Very very sweet :)

Happy WW!

Jamie said...

Been a while since I have swung by - hope you had a great holiday. Love your advice to yourself and your son! Too awesome!!

jayedee said...

oh wow! this post made my heart so full, my eyes overflowed! bless you! and your sweet little man!

Felicia said...

That has got to feel so good. A part of me cannot wait until my little one start talking, but then again I can. I think he finally figured out that the sound that has been coming out of his mouth is his, because now he will not be quiet. He is only 4 months and everything is dadadada. Sometimes I get a hi, hey, or hot. At least that's what I think he's saying. This parenting thing is too emotional for me.

Lalapoo said...

Nicely said REnée, my first daughter is five and I do not know where the time has gone... enjoy your little one... on another note i linked you in my latest post.. you are the word "inspiring"
Take Care
Pat

Deconstructing Jen said...

What a lovely post to your son. They do grow up much too fast.

MomMega said...

How exciting!! I love realizing that they have learned something new!

Vérité Parlant said...

I remember the days. Try not to miss a minute. He's so cute.

Hope you'll drop by and share your wisdom as well at BlogHer, "It's Never Too Late: Happiness Now!"

Allison said...

That is so great!!! Great advice to stop and listen and take in these little moments!

anymommy said...

It's so hard to do! I'll be trying with you.

MOMMY-MOMO said...

oh he's a cutie!!!!!

Carolyn...Online said...

Adorable and smart. And your baby's cute too.

Dejoni said...

AWWWW.
I stop today and looked at my youngest in the present for the first time.
We were facing some test for a kidney tumor and I was so scared.
Thank God the test were negative...but I'm thankful for the lesson it taught me.

Zen Ventures said...

I do agree wholeheartedly. Those little milestones that our child reaches are the most wonderful things especially when you experience it when they happen. He's growing really fast.

Robin said...

What a smart, handsome boy!
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my WW.
:) Robin
cinnamon & honey

Leslie said...

Yay! What a hard word to learn, he's so smart! Must take after his mommy ;)

tara @ kidz said...

Oh my goodness I love this post. Everything about it. Thank you.

Rona's Home Page said...

He's a cutie!

Kimberly said...

It's all too easy let the tasks of the day eclipse the wonderment and beauty of those important Souls that make our life delicious. My oldest just turned 17, the middle child is 5. I'm much more appreciative of all those little moments of loveliness I share with each of them, as I remind myself that my 17 month old won't be this small, soft and mommy-oriented forever. [sigh]

I appreciate your sprinkling of this wisdom Renee... a nice reminder of what's most important.

All Rileyed Up said...

What a sweetie. My kids amaze me when they say something new or read something aloud, and I wonder "When did they learn to do that?"

I had no idea how much I was missing with all those blinks...

Mrs4444 said...

Before you know it, he'll be saying, "MOM! What are you doing in here?! I'm trying to take a shower!!" :)

Christie-A Work In Progress said...

That was sooooo cute! Good for you Mom! Love the advice!

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Yes, my baby is 7 years old and I really don't know how that happened. If I wanted another one, I've messed my spacing up something fierce.

Wendy@RuensOnTheRun said...

What a cutie of a little boy! And that is some great advice, that I needed to be reminded of too...Thank you!

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