Friday, January 30, 2009

The Best She's Ever Had

Sarah hates having her hair dried after her bath ever night.

And I don't blame her because I hate drying it.

Her hair is long and tangles easily. It's hard to brush even with our trusty friend Johnson and Johnson's No More Tears.

But we have to do it. Her hair is thin so if she goes to bed with it damp she wakes up with these bizarre waves all over her heard.

So her hair must be washed and dried.

Last night, Sarah was extra tired so she whined and cried the whole time I was drying her hair. I sang "You Are My Sunshine" the whole time the hair dryer was on.

My singing served two purposes. It was an attempt to both calm her down and perhaps drown out the whining and crying a little.

At the end of it, I helped her put on her Hannah Montana pj's and I carried her to her room.

And then she laid her head on my shoulder she said, "You're the best momma I've ever had."

And I said the only thing a momma can say after that. "Sarah, you're the best baby girl I've ever had."

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21 comments:

Tracy said...

AWWW...that is just so sweet.

Mari said...

That is so cute and I bet it made your day!

Lee and Beth said...

Aww. Don't you love it when they say sweet things like that? What a cutie. :)

Grandma T said...

Saaaaweeet!!

Wendy said...

I just love it when they say things like that. This is such a great age. I love it when Ethan just comes up to me for no reason and tells me he loves me or gives me a big hug!

RR Mama said...

Precious! You will remember that for a long time and so will she.

Susan Hight said...

That is so precious!

Badness Jones said...

I love that. The other day my girlie said to me, "I love you so much mommy, I even love you when you don't give me what I want." Which is good, because I do that a lot!

jennwa said...

I love those moments.

Kimberly said...

I can't wait until Quinn starts to talk. I can't wait to hear his little voice say he loves me! I love it, though, when I get him out of the crib each morning and he says "ma-ma-ma-ma-ma!"

Denise said...

That is beyond precious.

Chris said...

Sniff. :)

(Especially because it brought back memories of when MY Sarah was young enough for me to dry her hair...)

3 Bay B Chicks said...

There are few things better in life than when your child turns to you and tells you that you are loved. It makes the world a very, very lovely place.

A wonderful post. Thank you!

-Francesca

Evden said...

That is so sweet. Being a mom is really the most rewarding job.

Maggie said...

Awwww, so sweet!! I love that song.

I have had to dry my youngest son's hair since he was 6 months old because he was born with so much hair, can you believe it?! =)

BEE said...

Beth,

Thank you for your blog and for the sweet story about you and your little girl!
For months I have been contemplating starting my own blog. After reading your profile and about the reasons you have started a blog, I have decided to finally do it!! The years are slipping by way to fast!
Thanks for your inspiration!

From "another",
Beth :)

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

What sweet words between mother and daughter!
My 3 year old has very thick, long hair. She often reminds me to 'Be gentle, Mommy!". We read books while we dry her hair. I dread it, but end up loving that special time with my little girl. :)

He And Me + 3 said...

I love those moments. so sweet.

Debra said...

Truly a treasured moment, Beth!

Kim said...

Too sweet! These are precious times.

Jaina said...

Precious. Makes it all worth it I bet.