Mommy, I didn’t replace you…

my youngest daughter
“Mommy, I didn’t replace you while you were gone”


Over Christmas break, I was lucky enough to get to take my two youngest daughters on a road trip to Georgia to visit relatives.  Yes, a 1,000 mile trip one way with two small children.  Believe it or not, it was a great trip, however that’s a story for another day.

About two days after we returned home from Georgia, I was tucking my children into bed.  My youngest daughter, that’s her on the right, reached up and gently rubbed my face with her little hand.

Then she said, “Mommy, I didn’t replace you while you were gone.”

I wasn’t sure what to say at this point, other than to thank her for not replacing me.  I hadn’t left her, in fact she hasn’t even gone to daycare since September last year.  But somehow in her mind, she felt she needed to reassure me I guess.  Maybe because we had been away from home so long for the first time in her life.  Or maybe it was just her way of letting me know that she was glad things were back to normal.  I don’t know but hey it’s just one of the funny things kids say.

3 thoughts on “Mommy, I didn’t replace you…

  1. I just love those little hands. Our youngest is at the stage where he slips his little arms around my neck and snuggles. Lovely post.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. You’re my very first commenter for my new blog. I was beginning to wonder if the comment feature was working! Also I’ve read some of your posts and would love to learn more about your parenting style/methods. I’m intrigued by your references to the Hare, the Owl and the Butterfly and would love to learn more about that. Can you point me to some additional reading? Thanks so much! Megan

  2. Hi again,
    It took ages for anyone to comment on my blog too, but I just kept putting posts up and commenting on other people’s blogs and then it just happened…
    I’m using my blog as the outlet for my research at the moment, but hope to have a proper ‘grown-up’ website one day with more information on it. Have a great day.

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