Thursday, December 3, 2015

|| morning in the life of a toddler mom ||

[ morning porridge -- almost exactly the same as grits, if you grew up in the South ] 

Liesl is SO curious.

Our house is VERY small for an active one year old.

I'd love to follow Liesl around with a camera for even 15 minutes when she is on a rampage.  I promise you, it is a sight.  There are enough things in our house that are "no".  So, we allow her to make a mess -- empty the sock bin, pull the shoes off the rack, pull Papa's pants off the shelves, open her cupboard and pull out all her bottles.  And the VERY good thing is -- she's starting to learn to put away!!!  Woooooohoo!

[ see what I mean? ]

Every once in a while, a new thing will keep her fascinated.  This morning, it was a small bottle of baby lotion.  It kept her quiet and busy for over 15 minutes.  

I am so, so grateful for an active, healthy, busy, curious child.  Truly, I am.  When I think of some moms who have handicapped children -- their houses perfect and clean -- I'm sure their hearts wince with pain at the cleanness -- having a mess to clean up is a true blessing.

[ aaaaand....she still takes a good hours nap in the morning PLUS her afternoon nap -- big huge, mommy high-five there ]

[ mommy quiet time -- Chips Ahoy!!!!!!!!!  Chips Ahoy!  And loudly I cry, "Chiiiiiiiiiips. Ahoy." ]

1 comment:

Heather said...

She's sooo gorgeous!