Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sometimes It Feels Like They Know

Sometimes little kids look at me funny. I know, little kids make a lot of strange expressions that maybe don't mean anything. But, sometimes it feels like they know. They know that I long to have kids, and they are sad that I don't.

Last week, a friend came over with her one-year-old son. The minute he walked in, he came to me and extended his arms to be picked up. I happily complied, and he was content to sit on my hip for quite a while. Before they left, he held his arms out to me again, even though he was already in his mom's arms. Again, I happily complied.

The other day, I enjoyed spending time with a new friend and her daughter, who is nearly two. Her daughter came to me on multiple occasions wanting to be picked up. Once up, she had no apparent plan. I felt special.

You know those babies that have "wise old soul" written all over them? They seem to look at me with compassion.

I'm not suggesting that these little ones ACTUALLY know, but that it sometimes feels like they do. Either way, I'm enjoying the toddler hugs. Can anyone relate?


  1. I agree! Every time I'm having a bad day, my nephews or friends kids pick that day to want to snuggle with me. I think I'm fairly good at hiding it, but somehow they just know. They're parents don't (we're in the closet about our IF) but they do. My first chemical pregnancy, I was really upset but we'd agreed to go to my friends for dinner, and for some reason her niece (who I've never met) just wanted to sit with me all evening. It was so strange, but I needed the cuddles, and I needed to be reminded why we were doing this in the first place. It's a sweet memory that I'll never forget!

    1. What a neat experience! I'm glad to learn that other people can relate.