{Please forgive me once}

Please forgive me once.

Please forgive me twice.

There was a moment when you were crying and pointing at your mouth I was angry with you. Angry that I had been laying with you for an hour and a half and you were still not asleep.

You seemed uncomfortable, I asked if you were sore and you said yes, I asked you where, with tears in your eyes you pushed your fingers inside your mouth.

You were crying and I realised I was wrong to be angry and that I had misunderstood your cries of pain for cries of stubbornness and not wanting to sleep ness.

In yours clumsy toddler speech I had mistaken the real problem. I had jumped to conclusions.

I’m sorry.

You forgave me once

You fell asleep and I slowly got up, you woke and cried much longer, you held your arms to me calling my name: “mummy, cuddle.”

This time I knew you were sore. I wasn’t angry, more concerned. You had fallen off the slide today, thoughts of dread crossed my mind, were you injured? I cuddled you , smothered you in my love. Close to my breasts where I know you seek comfort. I held you there and your crying subsided.

You forgave me twice.

I’m sorry.
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  1. July 30, 2015 / 6:57 am

    Bless you hun, this is a lovely post. I do this all the time with Lamb. Sometimes we are just pushed over the edge and we can’t control our emotions. But as soon as we realise the tears are genuine our motherly instinct kicks in and we come to the rescue. Don’t beat yourself up babe xxx
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  2. July 30, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    It is amazing how our perspective on their tears changes our reactions to them – lovely writing.
    x Alice
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    • Tanita
      August 8, 2015 / 8:38 pm

      Yes it is. It makes all the difference if we know what is wrong if anything x

  3. Debbie
    July 31, 2015 / 12:08 pm

    You are so precious. Xxx

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