But I've missed it here.
And I'm excited.
Sit back and prepare for lots of caps locks. And if you love me AT ALL comment. If not, I will mail you something horrible.. like a half eaten noodle.
And I know who you are. (kind of).
So today I've kicked up my socked feet and am going to give you some insight into the wonderful shenanigans that is our life.
|And... that pantry is why I wanted this house. Clearly.|
I went in and there was Claire standing over an entire emptied container of Tang.
My face... I was holding back my frustration and shock.
Then she very gently said, "Everybody makes mistakes."
I love this girl.
Claire is obsessed with stories. Obsessed I tell you.
Goldilocks. She now asked for "porridge" in the morning and when she lays down for her nap she says, "aaah... Jussst right!"
She asks me to tell her specific stories from my childhood. Right now her favorite is the time I got my shoelace caught in my bike and crashed.. then I ran home crying, dragging the bicycle behind me.
Only, then she begins to retell it as though it happened to her....
"When I was a little girl... I went fast fast fast on my bike! And I went CRASH!"
The Three Little Pigs.. Oh My Word. The big bad wolf is EVERYWHERE. Today she was running in the back yard with sheer delight which can only be attained from being a toddler and having zero, zilch, nada worries. Then she would stop and yell at the top of her lungs, "You're being TOO loud class!"
Then suddenly a squeal and I said, "What's wrong?!"
And she said, "Nothin'. Just scaring away the Big Bad Wolf."
And in the afternoon as a helicopter puttered overhead she threw her head back in wonder and yelled up at it, "BIGGGGG BAAAAAAADDDD WWWOOOOOLLLLFFFFF!!!!"
And in that moment, my hands covered in wet dark soil, the 9 month old's slobbery lips covered in dry grass, I thought to myself, "THIS is the best moment of my life."
And it is.
Giving up a career and work for "this"?
Totally worth it.
And the little one.. Oh the sweet little one.
With her little round head, big brown eyes, and sweet and easy demeanor.
-sat up in her crib by herself for the first time
-finally crawled FORWARD for the first time instead of backwards around the entire living room
-finally clapped both hands together...
-started fake laughing/coughing and squnching up her face and showing her little upper gums in a fake smile
It's all just too cute not to share.