Let Them Be Little

As parents, one of our jobs is to prepare our children for the future so we do our best to teach them how to be self-reliant and independent. Unfortunately, we sometimes get so focused on that one particular mission so much that we tend to lose sight of the fact that they are just kids. We have to remind ourselves that they are ever evolving tiny tykes that need to be silly and immature and yes even mischievous.

Bill Dean’s “Let Them Be Little” captures this sentiment so well. He sings about the importance of not rushing things and letting our beloved little cherubs be little because all too soon they will be all grown up and gone. We must savor and relish every moment we can, no matter how crazy and hectic things get. We need to not only let them be little but allow ourselves to do the same every once in a while and remember the sheer joy of youth and join them in their state of bliss.

Let Them Be Little

I can remember when you fit in the palm of my hand.
You felt so good in it; no bigger than a minute.
How it amazes me you’re changin’ with every blink.
Faster than a flower blooms, they grow up all too soon.

So let them be little,
‘Cause they’re only that way for a while.
Give ‘em hope, give them praise,
Give them love every day.
Let ‘em cry, let ‘em giggle,
Let ‘em sleep in the middle,
Oh, but let them be little.

I never felt so much in one little tender touch.
I live for those kisses, your prayers an’ your wishes.
An’ now you’re teachin’ me how only a child can see.
Tonight, while we’re on our knees, all I ask is:

Please, let them be little,
‘Cause they’re only that way for a while.
Give them hope, give them praise,
Give them love every day.
Let ‘em cry, let ‘em giggle,
Let ‘em sleep in the middle,
Oh, but let them be little.

The so innocent, precious soul:
You turn around, an’ it’s time to let them go.

So let them be little,
‘Cause they’re only that way for a while.
Give them hope, give ‘em praise,
Give them love every day.
Let ‘em cry, let ‘em giggle,
Let them sleep in the middle,
Oh, but let them be little.

Let them be little.

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  • http://www.kimandjason.com Jason of Kim & Jason

    Looks like the video is no longer available, but I LOVE the lyrics!

  • jasonkotecki

    Looks like the video is no longer available, but I LOVE the lyrics!

  • jasonkotecki

    Looks like the video is no longer available, but I LOVE the lyrics!

  • http://www.kimandjason.com Jason of Kim & Jason

    Looks like the video is no longer available, but I LOVE the lyrics!

  • http://www.kimandjason.com Jason of Kim & Jason

    Looks like the video is no longer available, but I LOVE the lyrics!