Have you ever heard moms talk about seeing their kid's discovering new things...and loving watching their kid grow, and blah blah blah?
Because I totally have.
Lots and lots and LOTS of times.
And I before I was a mom, I was all...."uh, cool-that's great". It almost sounded like something out of a parenting book.
But now that I'm a mom, I'm all "Ooh look what my kid discovered today!" and "Oh Declan, look! She can pull her shirt up over her face, that's so stinkin cute!", and "She can actually SEE that toy, and grab for it, then ::gasp:: put it in her MOUTH!", "She can scoot in a circle! look! she's not just a blob!" My.kid.is.a.super.genius!
All kidding aside though, dude---I am seriously seeing right before my eyes my baby discovering new things. EVERY.single.day.
And I freaking love it.
Like right now...she's sitting next to me, happy as a clam on her playmat. She's staring intently at the little cardinal birdie that hangs...and I can see her little wheels turning in her brain saying "go for it!"....and then her hand comes swooping out of left field and whacks the birdie upside the head, and a sheer look of achievement comes over her face, and ohmygosh--cutest.thing.ever.
She is learning.
She is discovering.
It's literally just like watching a story unfold.
Except, not just watching, but being a PART of the story.
Teaching her new things.
Reading her books.
Talking to her even though she can't talk back.
Well, if you don't count coo's. Because dang, this girl coo's. And sometimes, she "sings". I swearrrrr (and Declan can prove it) that when we sing our nightly "Jesus Loves Me" (with hand motions) after bathtime, she is coo'ing along with me. It's so gosh darn cute. Sometime I hope to catch it on video.
I only slightly fear that I have an extreme chatterbox on my hands. Just slightly.
But seriously...everyday it's something new. All of this "new" stuff is just gonna keep on keepin' on. It's kind of exciting. I used to be so sad that she was growing up...getting bigger....but such is life. I'm embracing it. All the fun new milestones, all the giggles, discoveries, and the light in her eyes that comes with it.
It really is fun. It really is a joy to watch.
It's true. Those mom's were telling the truth.
Our kids are geniuses!
Okay, well...they're all brilliant in their own right.
And gosh darn it, I love watching my kid discover new things.
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