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And … Brie shook her head.
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Parenting : One Day I Won’t Be This Small

27 February 20139 Comments

I won’t always cry, Mummy,
When you leave the room,
and my supermarket tantrums,
Will end too soon.

I won’t always wake, Daddy,
For cuddles through the night,
and one day you will miss,
Having a chocolate face to wipe.

You won’t always wake to find my foot,
Is kicking you out of bed,
Or find me sideways on your pillow,
where you want to lay your head.

You won’t always have to carry me,
In asleep from the car,
Or piggy back me down the road,
When my little legs can’t walk that far.

So cherish every cuddle, remember them all,
One day Mummy, I won’t be this small.

(From ‘My Children Mean Everything To Me‘)


I read the poem above and I just felt … overwhelmed with emotions.

And I think it’s because the line where it says, ‘I won’t always cry, Mummy, when you leave the room’, sounds so familiar to us.

And, the part where it says, ‘You won’t have to carry me … asleep from the car’ also happens to us often too.



I guess I’m just feeling emotional because I know my children will ‘overgrow’ childhood soon.

And as much as I am often annoyed at their frequently whiny requests, bickering and me seeing dirty socks or pyjamas being left on the bed, I think I would one day deeply miss seeing the little mess the kids leave around our home.

I’d miss the silly laughters during our car rides, and even perhaps … the bickering too.


Anya, Vai and Brie,

When you read this post one day,

and when you are all grown up and living away from us,

Know that Mommy and Daddy have always loved you all very much.

How we’ve always treasured spending our days and years with you.

And how we are thankful to God for entrusting all three of you in our care.


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  • Rebeca says:

    I love the poem, esp the part about finding their feet kicking me outta bed and carrying them asleep from the car….I get so upset stressed frustrated esp when I’m with all three but taking a moment to read poems like that make me realized just how blessed I am.

  • Hachimitsu says:

    So many times , I lose my patience for my kids over their whines, temper tantrums and demanding nature. Many times, I felt really bad for getting angry at them when all of them clamber for my attention, leaving me overwhelmed. Many times, I wish I am four of myself so I can cater to all their needs ….. Many times…… I pray daily that they can be independent but when they are individually with me, I wish to hold their small hands for ever, I love them so dear. So many times, they drive my blood pressure up and make my blood boil. I wish there is no stress in Singapore education system but the standard is so high, ji felt I lose sight of the enjoyment if the kids. When reading the poem, I reminded myself to have patience to all my kids, praying that the will grow up loving me always and not remember the times I swing out the cane or. Scold them.

  • applausr says:

    thank you for sharing this….. overwhelmed with emotions.
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  • Indeed the poem strikes a chord in every parents heart. Kids just grow up too fast.
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  • I just came across this poem recently too and was also quite overwhelmed with emotions, reading it. Indeed our children will grow up, move on, and have their own lives. Whenever that happens, it will always be all too soon for us parents. I take great comfort that God is with them on their individual life journeys!
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    • Zee says:

      Love the poem too. A timely reminder that we should cherish every moment. My girl has just started calling me mama incessantly. And my husband was asking if I find it annoying. I told him it is music to my ears and he thought I was joking. I meant it though. I don’t allow myself to be annoyed by such things and will always make it a point to savor such moments. My only hope is that I keep this up!
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