Tuesday, April 23, 2013

T is for Too Too Something

Why are all the hard letters at the end of the alphabet?

Okay T isn't really a hard letter, but there are definitely some tough ones coming up before we cross the A-Z finish line one week from today.  Whoohoo!

I've been blogging this month about motherhood. Parenthood. Time and distance and perspective.  Grown up children and toddlers and family dynamics and memory. The feelings I associate with being a mother are hard to quantify. Hard to put into a nice neat paragraph because they spill over into all the small quiet spaces of my heart...the big wide open spaces too.

Mothers are often defined in terms of the various 'jobs' we perform-cook, chauffeur, referee, teacher, nurse, maid, counselor...the list goes on.  For me though, it's more about the descriptors.

It's just too everything...

...too quick

...too precious

...too much fun

...too sweet

...too exhausting

...too rewarding

...too thrilling

...too tender

...too golden

...too everything.  


  1. Your just TOO right! Enjoy your day!

  2. Ah, you've captured motherhood ... to a T (pun intended).

  3. What a lovely post! I enjoyed the memories. And you're right - motherhood is too 'everything.' Everything wonderful.

  4. Loved this post and I agree with you about the hard letters. I have been doing posts on the Civil War (why I will never know)...and have one for every letter except X and Z. I may have to get creative for them.

  5. I do hope you are keeping all these posts so that your daughters and their children can enjoy these as much as I am.

  6. And too much for words, although you found a way! I admire how you're tackling your brown bag so cleverly and efficiently and tenderly. Makes me wish I'd thought ahead enough to do that. But this close to the wedding, I wasn't sure I could spend the time scanning and sorting. I have a lot more than a brown bag's worth. Oy. Too much to think about at this time of motherhood!

  7. ...our children grow far too quickly! Good post.

  8. I just love the pictures you always include in your posts. Your girls are so lovely, and your family is quite enchanting. You've done well, Mom!

  9. Two Totally Terrific Girls. You must be so proud. I especially like the photo of them sleeping. I have a few photos of my own kids much like those and they have always been some of my favorites.

  10. You pair the pictures with your posts so well.

  11. Perfect post. As frustrated as I get with my 2.5 yr old I know I will miss these days. Beautiful girls!