Because motherhood will never be a perfect science


on January 13, 2013

Baby girl is growing and changing every day. She’s now 2 ½ years old and her vocabulary seems to be expanding at a tremendous rate. I love watching her change and it amazes me at how much she picks up from her big sister. But at the same time I can’t help but feel a slight twinge of melancholy when I realize that soon her baby talk will be all gone.

She still can’t pronounce the ‘s’ on certain words. So snow sounds like ‘no’ and snake sounds like ‘nake’ and store sounds like ‘tore’ and I must admit I love that stuff! As much as I can’t wait for the potty training stage to be over, I’m sad because it’s just another reminder that time certainly doesn’t stand still.

She has started singing about anything and everything. From drinking her milk, to using the potty; from watching her sister get into trouble to watching Dora the Explorer. Everything has become a song and she sings it as if she is rehearsing for her break out concert.

I can’t help but feel emotional at times, just watching her discover and explore and run to keep up with her big sister. Sometimes she’ll catch me watching her and actually wave or give me a thumbs up. She’s even started winking at me!

This kid is seriously cute!

I also have the chance to recapture brief glimpses of when Diva girl was this age and in my mind I can compare the things they do and it’s great to find the parallels in their behaviour and also the contradictions that emphasize their personality.

I still get my hugs and kisses, but I know that soon I will have to beg for them and I’m not ready.

So I’m going to have to enjoy these moments along with the ones that totally stress me out. I’ve started sending up a quick prayer of thanks for even those moments that make me crazy. When you think about it, it’s all part of motherhood and wishing those times away is like giving away moments in your child’s life as well as yours.

I know you parents out there with kids currently in the teenage stage are rolling your eyes right now huh?


4 responses to “TIME

  1. Mine are grown and I miss those times, we are doomed…mothers who idolise their young ones, we want them to grow but at the same time we want them to remain babies…. but at almost 30 and 26 …mine are still my and always. Enjoy all the crazy frustrating times…for they will vanish..they will bring new and frustrating times as they grow… then you will think back on these moments and sigh inwardly in your heart. I’m past the age of having to have children, but I would so LOVE to have the experience again – thanks for this beautiful post. 🙂

  2. babymamax3 says:

    My oldest just turned 6 and already does t like kisses anymore 😦

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