raising a mommy

raising a mommy

Friday, December 6, 2013

fmf: reflect

Here are the rules:
1. Write for five minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back to Lisa Jo Baker's blog with the rest of the Five Minute Friday-ers.
2. Comment on the person who linked up before you.

Please join us!

Today's prompt: Reflect

GO

Is there anything cuter than a baby discovering their reflection in the mirror? I remember the days when mine would just point and the mirror and laugh and clap, signalling that she wanted to go play with that other baby. I remember when I would kiss her and she would see her mommy kissing the baby in the mirror and get jealous. We used to have a wardrobe (sort of...I can't think of the right word right now!) in our main living area next to the door, and she would crawl over there to make faces at the baby she could just barely make out on the bottom edge of the full length mirror. Then she learned how to walk and we spent the next several months wiping tiny little smudged hand prints from attempted high fives and games of pat-a-cake with her little friend.

Then, for awhile, she seemed to lose interest. There were much more engaging things around her - interactive toys, boxes (as we prepared for the big move), mommy's legs...

It seems like so long ago that she would giggle and clap. It's hard to believe it was just a year or less, and now she communicates with words and gestures. Saying, "Mommy, find P in the mirror?"

Yes, as I reflect on it, so much has happened in the last year. It's hard to believe that one year ago we celebrated our first Christmas as a family of three, P wasn't walking, talking, running, jumping, climbing, eating with utensils, or asking to sit on her big girl potty chair. (Which she still doesn't do consistently, just when she wants to hear the story that plays when she pushes the button on the side. Though I could easily recite the story for her whenever she wants, so I don't think she realizes that she doesn't need to waste perfectly good batteries. Oh well. It keeps her occupied in case I decide I want to get girly and put on make up or do my hair!)

STOP

Wow, that was more than five minutes, but it flew by.

Blessings to everyone as you take a few minutes to reflect during this crazy busy time of year.

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