Monday, January 21, 2008

Let Them be Little

I heard this song on the radio and it made me want to be a better mom. I even cried while I watched the video. Parker is just growing up too fast and I feel like I'm pushing him to grow up faster. Jared and I have actually let him read stories in our bed the last few nights. Then we have "family snuggle time" where he sometimes falls asleep by us. I would NEVER allow that in the past. But this song opened my eyes. I have no idea how to post the video straight from youtube so all I can do is the link. Watch it though, you'll love it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBu_yXGF2Uw

15 comments:

Keri Hennefer said...

Ok so I have to admit, I cried when I listened to this song! It's so true, we need to be thankful for our little monsters, and love them for the crazy and funny things that they do! Someday we'll laugh at all that we complain about now! Thanks for putting things in perspective, I needed that today!

Chad & Keysha Peck said...

Wow! Thanks Jill...you have officially made me want to be a better mom and take time for the little things! Great song--thanks for posting the link to the video--(shed some tears!)

Anonymous said...

Jill, I totally know that song and it is wonderful! Dan and I are VERY guilty of letting the babies sleep in bed with us (still!!!). I just cannot help it, sometimes I cannot be close enough to them. Let Them Be Little and In My Daughter's Eyes get me everytime.

Tina said...

Sorry Jill that one was from me (Tina!)I forgot to put my name!

Brookeh said...

Balboa, I cried too! I'm still crying. Thank you for showing me that. I love it.

Nichole said...

That is the cutest song and video! I want to put it on my blog now!!

val said...

So sweet. I got teary too. The little munchins do grow so fast. Thanks for sharing.

RaeLynn said...

I had heard that before, but watching that video got me. It's so true--they grow up so fast. Can you believe Cole is 2? You saw him when he was practically a newborn. Didn't you bring us dinner when he was born? HOly smokes...thanks for posting that Jill.

Kessler Krew said...

I've got to admit I've let Avaree stay up late the past few nights and I never do that but we need to live a little, right? I saw Jared on Good Things Utah today. He did good!

andrea said...

Thanks for the tip! I need all I can get! I am so excited for your fam on becoming 4! Good work! :)

Brad, Tracee and Brooks said...

I LOVE that song! Thanks for making me cry! We had a "sleep in the middle" night last night! Even though I don't sleep a wink-they are my favorites! I loved seeing Parker's Christmas morning too-thanks for sharing!

Brianne said...

Hi Friend!
I love this song! it's sooooo good! I will tell ya really quick how to post a video from you tube on your blog: lesson 101 (not in handholding) good thing.

All You Tube videos on the right hand side where it says "about this video" has a little link underneath that says "embedded"
highlight the Embedded link. Copy, and then go to your HTML posting on your blog and it will pop up after you "publish your post". does that make sense? see if you can get it to work! :)

Smelsha said...

I love country music because it can so easily evoke an emotion although Tyler doesn't let me listen to it anymore so thanks for cluing me in!

Brooke said...

Seriously, thank you for this! Kimball is only 5 months old and I feel like I have tried way to hard to get him on a rigid schedule...I have "let loose" a little and we are just enjoying life!

Nichole said...

Jill we missed you on Friday!! I heard you guys are getting ready to move. That is great...where to?