As a Mother, Is It Bad If…

I want to rock my child to sleep even though she’s already an amazing sleeper?

Am I totally reverse training my daughter to only fall asleep in my arms?

I am not really sure. But what I am sure of, is that I cannot get enough of the moments when I rock Rylee to sleep.

All I can think about is how special that moment is. That 5 minutes where she is all mine, loving me, wanting nothing but to be in my arms. The entire time thinking to myself, “How many more times in our lives am I going to be able to enjoy moments like this?”

Before I know it, she’s gonna be an independent teenager who doesn’t have enough time to talk to her mother, let alone lay in her arms for 5 minutes.

I work all day long and miss her terribly during the day, so as much as I feel like I am totally ruining my baby’s sleeping habits, is it wrong of me to not even care?

If she ends up needing my arms to fall asleep, what is 5 minutes of my night, every night to put her at ease? Selfishly, I find it completely worth it.

Everyone has told me to cherish these moments. That before I know it, I’ll be sending her off to college or giving her away at her wedding. So many times I have heard that once you have children, time goes by so fast.

Now that I have Rylee, I am taking these messages to heart. I have taken that advice for granted so often before experiencing being a Mom. But now, I don’t want a second to go by not cherishing the moments I have in the company of my daughter.

My Squeaky Sneakers - A Message to My Daughter

3 Comments on As a Mother, Is It Bad If…

  1. Lenore Meyers
    March 7, 2014 at 5:34 pm (4 years ago)


  2. Jacqui
    December 3, 2014 at 3:34 am (3 years ago)

    Hi Jane,
    enjoy those moments whenever you can, no matter what the psychologists say! I did the same and still do (my daughters are 7 and almost 12…) I wouldn’t give up those moments at bedtime for anything in the world! My 12-year-old still likes me to read to her every night, something I’ve done since she was a baby! :-)
    They really DO grow up so fast and because my daughter is reaching her teens (we argue and she really does have less time for me) I treasure those moments together even more!
    The love and laughter they share is the ointment for the rough times in between. It makes everything worthwhile!
    Now go and give Rylee another cuddle! :-)

    • Jane
      December 3, 2014 at 10:42 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you SO much, Jacqui!! You are so right! I know that she will be on her own some day and so I will cherish every moment with her as she grows! I will go and cuddle her 😉


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