Friday, 21 January 2011

My Bunnykins Baby

Amy's always been a sensitive child, the slightest thing causes emotions that are often overwhelming. But last night she made me realise just how sensitive, nostalgic and emotional she really is. She had a headache which I managed to cure with Calpol and a few bad jokes, not to mention watching iCarly in my bed. I insisted that she went to bed at 9pm, half an hour earlier than her usual school-night bedtime. I could tell she was ready, she didn't debate it, so I took her to bed and offered to read her a story like I used to do every night up until she was about eight years old. Anyway, the story we chose was taken from a compilation of cute tales about the Bunnykins Family. When I brought the book out she burst into tears. My natural reaction was of course to hold her close, stroke her hair and assure her everything was alright. Amongst the huge shoulder-jerking sobs she said, "I'm so happy, mum. This book brings back such wonderful memories."

I continued to hold her while she clung to me. They were tears I had no chance of stopping. She was so emotionally charged that I thought it best to let them flow, let her get the moment of precious nostalgia out of her system. Eventually, I was able to read the story, a short and beautifully illustrated tale of 6 bunnies going to the seaside. I felt as though I had been taken back to the days of CBeebies, 64 Zoo Lane and Story Makers. It was the best fifteen minutes I have spent for a long time. She stopped crying eventually and I kissed her goodnight. I often wonder if my love for that child can get any stronger but after nights like that one, I realise it does, every single day.

45 comments:

  1. Aww, our kids can reduce us to a melted mush so easily can't they?! Lovely tale CJ.

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  2. I got all moist-eyed just reading your post. Bless her.

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  3. Lovely moment xxx Thanks for sharing

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  4. Filling Up (gulp), so lovely, a magic moment.

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  5. It's occasions like that which make you realize just how wonderful it is to be a parent.

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  6. Those are the moments to hold on to for as long as you can.

    I am putting your scarf in the mail today and I have included something for sweet Amy also.

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Janet xox

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  7. aww...what a tender moment...smiles.

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  8. How gorgeous. I bet that will stay with you forever...

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  9. God knew best giving Amy to you.
    What a sweet, tender soul her Mommy has too.

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  10. Aweee that is so tender and sweet..sharing these moments together are priceless. Bless both of your sweet tender hearts. XX

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  11. That put tears into my own eyes. Beautiful...those moments are so precious. x

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  12. AWWWWW. How absolutely precious is that?? So sweet. :)

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  13. I'm sorry for her headache, but happy you had the opportunity to share such a precious moment.

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  14. I love moments like that. It makes being a mother all the better! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Oh, that is so sweet. Sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with a wonderful daughter. Thanks for visiting my blog! Today it is snowing for the third time this week--are you sure you would like Maine?

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  16. Beautiful post!
    I remember that, at that age, both of my girls were a bit teary from time to time, and people agreed that some of it was the start of hormonal activity. And going back a step is a good way of reassuring you both.

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  17. It shows what great parents you are to Amy. She is filled with love and feelings of well being - how wonderful is that?

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  18. Oh that is just lovely! What a special moment to share!

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  19. Awwww! My daughter has always been emotional too! I relate!

    here returning your follow from FMBT! Thank you so much for linking up with us!

    XO

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  20. That's quite something. Imagine her feeling that way. How precious.

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  21. How incredibly beautiful!! I am VERY nostalgic as well, so I identify with your precious Amy...
    Loved reading this post and I look forward to reading more =)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog also =)

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  22. That is just beautiful. You'll start me off crying if you're not careful.

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  23. What a lovely moment you shared.

    It makes me even more determined to create a million memories with my littlies who are 16 months and 4 months old.

    We read stories every night, the classic childrens books that they're both too young for but the pictures widen my daughters eyes and I know in time she'll come to love them as much as your daughter does.

    Thanks for sharing such a special moment.

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  24. Awwww, I love this.
    ....and you're a novelist! OMG I'm in awe...I am not worthy I am not worthy!!!

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  25. So cute. Thanks for following Mommy Time Out

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  26. Awww... that is so so sweet! What a special moment. I'm sure you'll never forget it! It's ironic to read your post this morning, because last night, as I sat up with my 7 month old from 4-4:30am and received one big hug after another, I was wondering at what point they would stop. I'm so glad to see from your post that even when kids get a little older, they can still surpise you with amazing night time hugs!

    (Thank you for your comment on my post today too!)

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  27. your puppies are so cute!

    I just found your blog through one of the Saturday blog hops! Have a great weekend.

    Amanda @ www.nutritionistreviews.com

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  28. Oh bless her - I got a bit teary myself reading that! x

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  29. This was so touching! I think you did the right thing and let her take all these emotions out of her system. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am following back!

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  30. Thanks for your wise comments on play. Amy clearly has such a wonderful early childhood which she can snuggle back into when she needs to. Beautiful.

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  31. Apparently, Amy had a been a little emotional during the week at school, too. She was discussing her days at nursery with a school friend and burst into tears, saying how much she enjoyed her childhood. It's a lovely feeling for a mum!

    Thank you for your comments, CJ xx

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  32. Hi! Crystal...
    Sometimes being a day late commenter is not a good thing...Because previous commenter,usually, speak words that I wish I would have spoken.

    However, I too am sad to read that Amy, had a headache. On the other hand, I'am so happy to read that Amy's tears were tears Of Joy and not Sadness...and at School too!

    Thanks, for sharing!
    DeeDee ;-D

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  33. Beautiful story CJ. It's fascinating to see our children growing up and experiencing new emotions, isn't it?

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  34. Nickie - It sure is. Amy's grown up so much these last twelve months. Bit scary to be honest; I keep wondering how I'll cope with the teenage years!!!

    Thanks for your comments, CJ xx

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  35. This is so sweet :)
    I'm an incredibly nostalgic person myself (as anyone can tell if they've read my "Mommy's Piggy Tales" posts on my blog).

    My problem is that I seem to be all alone in my nostalgia :( My mom doesn't remember a lot of the little things that I remember from being a kid (she tells me,"Let's see what you remember in 30 years"!). My sister was in a car accident 10 years ago and she suffers from memory loss as a result of it...so she doesn't remember the details of our childhood either.

    It's a little sad...but at least I still have sweet memories...even if I'm the only one who remembers them :)

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  36. Jenn - you sound similar to me. I often remember things in my past that my mum has completely forgotten. She's got a shocking memory and I'm afraid I'm going the same way!

    Thanks for your comment, CJ xx

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  37. I am a highly emotional person too, unfortunately most of my childhood, my mother tried to make me "toughen" up. I truly believe a high sensitive child should be nurtured and guided on how to deal with their emotions especially when they can become very overwhelming. I was never taught that and struggled greatly and still do sometimes today.

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  38. What a beautiful post. As a new mom, I can now understand the pure love kids can bring to our lives. Looking forward to reading more from you!

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  39. That's so beautiful, I have one just like that, a very sensitive soul

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  40. You've almost make me cry with that post!

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