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CheerfulYank Mon 17-Feb-14 09:01:12

I just had one, all snuggled up in bed with DS (6) and DD (8 months). We're so warm and cuddled up while it's freezing outside. They're both sleeping on their stomachs in their cozy pajamas and I love the sound of their sleepy even breathing. smile DS doesn't have school tomorrow (President's Day) so no morning rush ahead of me. It just struck me as a wonderful moment I should try to remember...DS looking so little while he sleeps, DD's chubby baby hands on my pillow.

It got me remembering a night I spent once when I was 21, lying in a field and drunkenly talking to a boy. It was the most gorgeous summer night, with a breeze and a huge moon and the smell of grass everywhere, and it really seemed like I would be 21 forever.

Just little moments like that, that you keep and remember, times when you wouldn't trade your life for anything. smile What are some of yours?

DrankSangriaInThePark Mon 17-Feb-14 09:09:09

Mine is my user name. smile

I was 19 (can there be anything better?) and in Spain. On my 3rd or 4th date with a beautiful boy, on a warm spring evening who took me down to a river (rather than a park) with bottles of this and that, and later, "when it got dark, we went home".

I still, 28 years later, think of that night as one of the best of my life.

Subsequently, that spot became "my spot" in that town, where I would go and sit on a wall and think. And now, 28 yrs later, the joy of street view means I have been back, if only in my hand. And zooming in, on the wall opposite where we sat that night, is some fab graffiti, the quote from (IIRC) Appollinnaire "Come to the edge" he said, "We are afraid" they said, They came to the edge, he pushed them, and they flew. So many of us are afraid, and yet we all have the potential to fly"

The screenshot pic of that graffiti is now my FB cover pic, because it was always one of my favourite quotes, and to see it written, all those years later, in that very spot, is just very serendipitous, because that was how that night felt.


DrankSangriaInThePark Mon 17-Feb-14 09:09:49

head not hand. Hand would be weird. grin

BulletForMySandwich Mon 17-Feb-14 09:11:53

When dd was born we struggled with fb the whole first day, the second morning I woke with her at six, cuddled her and she latched straight on, fed and slept on me for ages! It was so perfect and I wanted to stay there forever! She never latched on that we'll again and we had to stop a few days later....

AuntieBrenda Mon 17-Feb-14 09:12:03

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RudyMentary Mon 17-Feb-14 09:13:58

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AuntieBrenda Mon 17-Feb-14 09:14:55

Let's try again!
I was traveling in the USA and camping somewhere hot in a national park - went to lots if them, can't quite em ember which one!
All my companions had gone off somewhere and I was lying just outside my tent, one foot dangling over my knee, staring out at the beauty all around me.
It was so peaceful and beautiful and quiet - and I was 23 and the world was mine for the taking.
Youth really is wasted on the young! I loved being in the USA

vichill Mon 17-Feb-14 09:24:41

My daughter had a health scare when first born and had to spend 4 days at Alder Hey (thankfully a false alarm). After the all clear, we drove back home on a glorious summer's day Elvis' I just cant help believing came on the radio and I swear she squeezed my hand knowinglywink. I felt true elation.

Rissolesfortea Mon 17-Feb-14 09:27:31

On honeymoon in Kenya, standing on our balcony watching a glorious sunrise over the Great Rift Valley. It was so quiet and peaceful it felt like we were the only people in the world.

Sortyourmakeupout Mon 17-Feb-14 09:33:57

Six weeks before my dad died suddenly, he cupped my face in his hands, looked me straight in the eyes and said "I love you sortyourmakeupout, and ill die with your name on my lips"

vitalia Mon 17-Feb-14 09:36:18

Gorgeous summers day, having a picnic in a deer sanctuary with dh and 20mth old ds.
Ds running round freely, comes running over to us and unprompted with the biggest smile says 'I'm happy'

I felt enormous love for them both, and thought how lucky we are to be healthy and happy.

He's 5 now and I'll never forget it.

magimedi Mon 17-Feb-14 09:36:34

Sort - I now have something in my eye.

What a lovely memory to have.

ZuzuandZara Mon 17-Feb-14 09:37:11

Sounds gorgeous OP smile

Your second bit about lying in the field immediately reminded me of a gorgeous book that I haven't thought of for years called Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly. I think you need to read it!

ihatethecold Mon 17-Feb-14 09:49:39

Mine was last year in Barcelona with my dh.
The sun was shining, we went to the beach.
We have never been to a beach without the kids.
We swam, sunbathed and just enjoyed each other's company.
Then we drank so much sangria and listened to people singing and dancing in the hidden corners of the gothic quarter.

I felt so content and happy.

longingforsomesleep Mon 17-Feb-14 09:55:34

Lots of perfect moments with my kids when they were babies.

One springs to mind when they were pre/early teen and I'd made them all come for a walk with me in the snow. They all grumbled about going but the place we went to was very hilly and they found things like cardboard boxes, an old 'for sale' sign etc and spent hours sliding down the hills screaming with delight. They all still fight and don't do much/anything together but for a couple of hours they worked as a team and had an absolute ball.

It was fantastic watching them.

DrankSangriaInThePark Mon 17-Feb-14 09:58:48

That's lovely sort. smile

TobyLerone Mon 17-Feb-14 09:59:14

When DD2 was born, 6 weeks ago, I gave birth kneeling over the back of the bed. The mw passed her up through my legs and she literally found my boob and latched on immediately (the baby, not the mw!)

It was amazing.

DontWannaBeObamasElf Mon 17-Feb-14 10:02:50

Last night. BabyElf is full of cold and woke up upset. I took her through to our bed and she just lay there for ages looking into my eyes and smiling.

ots Mon 17-Feb-14 10:06:40

When DS was born.
Our room looked onto the lake in the hospital grounds. DS was born in the early hours of the morning, beginning of May.
DH was sitting cuddling DS when he was a few hours old, and I was relaxing on the bed watching them. As the sun came up the midwife came and opened the blinds for us.
At that moment, a mother duck walked past followed by 3 ducklings. It seemed so apt and really was the perfect moment.
I just got goosebumps writing that smile

Sortyourmakeupout Mon 17-Feb-14 10:20:55

Thank you magi and drank.

these are lovely.

Great thread op.

quirrelquarrel Mon 17-Feb-14 10:48:48

Sitting on a makeshift bridge over a noisy brook with a nearby farmer's dog I've known since I was a kid chasing around in the water. It was sunny and I was reading Claudine at School and every two minutes he'd come up on the bridge and give me a doggy smile and snuffle for a stroke.
That happens every time I go there, it's a gorgeous place. Getting muddy with a dog, it's the best. And the reunions with those dogs are part of the reason I keep going back to that place. Rolling around in the sunshine with this mad overexcited adorable creature. I really want my own dog.

My hamster falling asleep in my hand smile

Rolling down a hill with my little cousins and seeing the tracks we made in the grass and then seeing a little mouse pop out of a hole in the ground.

quirrelquarrel Mon 17-Feb-14 10:52:58

*In my perfect moments I have always been alone.

This troubles me at times*

How come it bothers you?

Theas18 Mon 17-Feb-14 10:56:17

Don't laugh. To me this was more romantic than all the Valentines flowers and chocs...

Went out for the day with mates last Saturday. DH home doing child taxiing and housey stuff.

He'd not only cleared all the washing but hand washed all my hand knit socks and put them on the radiator.

Not only does he loves me he knows how to look after my lovingly crafted knitting smile

tiredbutstillsmiling Mon 17-Feb-14 11:03:36

DD is nearly 3 but I loved the moments BFing her. She would always wrap her hands around my fingers and state into my eyes. Beautiful.

Even though she can have MAJOR tantrums she still has beautiful moments. A few mornings ago she claimed in bed with DH & I, stroked my cheek and said "mummy you're pretty, I love you".

Almost makes up for the fact she had a screaming fit in a restaurant we went to y'day for DH's birthday!

tiredbutstillsmiling Mon 17-Feb-14 11:04:02


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