She’s older this year, a completely new person really. It’s amazing the difference six months makes in one so young. Last year I had to help her with everything, and this year she wants to do things on her own. In the weeks since the snow has melted and we’ve been able to use the play set, she’s mastered the ladder steps. After the first couple of trips up, I realized I could step back, remove my hand from her back, even be across the yard, and she could make it to the top on her own.
As I was trying to figure out what to write about today, I watched interviews and talks given by successful dyslexics. A question that kept coming up was, "What would you tell your younger self?" That's a good one, now that I think about it. What would I tell my younger self? I think the answer to that question changes as we grow and develop as people, but I think I'd tell myself three things....more
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsdkrebs/6545748251/][img]http://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7019/6545748251_9f52d34d3d.jpg[/img][/url][url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsdkrebs/6545748251/]Dr. Seuss Art[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/mrsdkrebs/]mrsdkrebs[/url], on Flickr...more
I assembled C’s swing when I was eight months pregnant. We put it in her nursery adjacent to the changing table, but by the time she was one week old, it had been relocated to our living room along with all the items we found to be truly necessary to life with a newborn. I always felt a little let down that we didn’t use her room right away. I had visualized parenthood looking a certain way, and I wanted the setting to be her room. Her first night home, we put her in her bassinet, closed the door, and were frustrated that every 20 minutes she was up....more
On the top shelf of my children’s closet, there is an old Pampers box taped sloppily shut. Inside that box is a plastic zipper bag that once housed a comforter or something. And inside that are dozens of tiny, baby blue fabric scraps of guilt....more
So far, for each month of Baby's presence in our lives, we've done an evaluation. I like having these evaluations to commemorate the time we've spent with Baby thus far, record all of his accomplishments, and those that we aren't too pleased with (like Huffing , Scoffing, and general Attitudinations)....more