I wake up, my eyes groggy from a night of sleep.⠀
I thought back to my night.⠀
When I had to go pee and I snuck over to your bedroom and woke you up… you came with me. Your whisper in the dark helped me feel safe. ⠀
When the shadows seemed scary and I cried into the dark night and you came and your arms comforted me. The shadows disappeared and I felt comfort in your arms.⠀
I blink my groggy eyes twice and feel a rumbling in my belly,⠀

I run over to your room and wake you up to tell you I’m hungry. ⠀
Moooom! Wake up! I’m ready for breakfast! ⠀
I wake you up.⠀
I see you wipe your eyes. ⠀
You look at Dad, you look tired, but you look at me and I feel ready for another day where I’ll need you.⠀
I don’t know if you understand just how much I rest in your love.⠀
How much I look forward to our time together.⠀
How I cherish your words.⠀
You are my first thought when I wake up and my last thought when I go to sleep.⠀
Mom, I know some days it feels like I need you too much.⠀
It seems like I need you for everything right now.⠀
I get that it’s tough. ⠀
This is new for you and it’s new for me too. ⠀
I like when you take care of you mom. You need to.
I feel safe when you set boundaries, when you say “I can’t let you” even if I protest it at the time.
It’s because don’t quite know how to be two yet, I’m learning, and I think you’re learning too.
I’m two and you are my rock, my secure base to see the world from.⠀
When I explore I look back to you.⠀
I may not need you like this forever, someday I’ll be older, I’ll be grown.⠀
But as I get older I’ll always know you are there to fall back on, my fortress, my home

Many days I feel like this as a work from home stay at home mom. On days that are tough I always find it helpful to take my child’s perspective. It helps ground me back in the reality of raising littles. Some days can be so hard, I had one of those today. Being needed all day long can feel exhausting.

❤️

Do you ever have those moments where you feel like you’ve been needed so much?

You are surrounded by a village of parents right there in it with you.

Picture: Spirit Y Sol

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