Tuesday, March 20, 2012
She is a busy one, this girl of mine. Always exploring, always discovering and always moving. She loves to dance. Anything with a beat will do. Her newest skill is to climb on the lounge, and she has been caught a few times climbing to the very top to peek out the window.
I often find her with a collection of necklaces around her neck or a line of bangles on her arm.
Or with an assortment of jars or lids from the cupboard.
She loves nothing more than an adventure outside and will venture out on her own if we've forgotten to shut the door.
She is very sure of herself and knows exactly what she wants. Good luck to you if you try to change her mind.
All of this reminds me of how very different each parenting journey has been. How very different their little personalities are, and how we need to adapt each time.
I had forgotten just how difficult this stage can be. Most days I find myself doing not much more than cleaning up a constant path of destruction left behind by this little person. Some days can be incredibly frustrating. But there is always some smiles and laughing in between the frustrating bits.
Third time around I know just how quickly it all passes. So, while I wish that this constant getting into things stage would pass, I don't want it to either. Because each stage has its own little character, and actions and words. The way they move, the way they mispronounce words. I am aware that many of these will be forgotten with the passage of time.
I've been trying to keep a journal up, but I'm afraid that I'm months behind. I have lots of digital photos, but no printed albums. I've taken a few little videos. All of this takes organization and time. But I know I need to do it before time gets away on me. Do you struggle with this too?
Hoping that your day is a good one. And thanking all for your excellent snail ridding suggestions yesterday. Much appreciated.