Deborah at Mananhattanmamma chose this week's listicle: CHANGES.
If you're like me, that David Bowie song may be running around your head. "Chhhhanges", This week I'm looking at it in terms of my kiddos, things I don't mind they change.
Thanks again to Stasha at the Good Life for hosting. Feel free to join in!
1. Potty Training
How can one not appreciate giving up changing diapers?
Making the change from diapers to big girl panties in our house signified so much change. The change from baby to kid, being ready for school & soccer. My girl's growing up!
There are mamas out there that love breastfeeding. Terms like "child-led weaning" and "extended feeding" are in constant rotation in their lexicon.
Then there's me.
Not that I hated it, but...
I like having my boobs back in their normal state not rock hard, milk filled and gigantic.
Remember how Selma Hayek breastfed some African baby? The joke in our house was I could have fed the entire village. Supply was never an issue but that change, from the boob to the cup, was welcome on all fronts.
This might just be a mother of little girls thing. There is a magic moment when a little girl's hair suddenly becomes long enough to do this:
Slowly they learn to sit up, then crawl, the pull up, then walk.
For some, like Mo it's crazy early: walking at 8.5 months.
While Maeve waited a little longer, 10 months to start walking and climbing.
Slowly, they went from just sitting next to each other to actually playing together. I can only imagine it will get better (and worse) as they get older, but for now it's golden. Simply wonderful!
|First Tea Party |
We're working on that one. At the moment, she can climb on and manages to pedal a half rotation.
Lance Armstrong, you're safe...for now.
Mo is like her mother:
she likes to talk, sing (terribly off-key), whisper.
Her mouth is always moving, and she has no problem telling you what exactly she prefers,
often in song.
There are moments I wish I had a mute button.
This is one that can go both ways. Currently Maeve will wear whatever I put on her, love 19 month olds! Mo, however, has an opinion on just about everything: too tight, too loose, too blue?, too yucky.
If it were up to her, a numbers shirt (a shirt with a number either on the back or front) and comfy shorts/pants everyday. She's working on the idea of matching, but it's great when she comes up with outfits like this:
|Stripes match Stripes|
|Can I wear these to the store? Please?!?|
9. Fun Stuff
While at times the loss of babyhood can pull at the heartstrings,
being able to do some fun stuff makes up for it.
|Phillies Games with Popsie|
|Soccer with daddy|
|Trips to Sesame Place|
|Rides on the Boardwalk|
Then we had kids,