Anyway, this got me thinking of my own kids. The milestones they hit within that first year are so huge. For example, one day your baby is laying there smiling at you. The next they're rolling all over the place getting stuck under tables and stuff! After reading this post I've been trying to seek out new things that my kids are learning. The biggies are obvious - like new things GG learns in school or when Little Dude points out a letter we just learned.
The newest thing I've noticed with Little Dude is time. Almost every day he asks if we are going to so and so's house on the next morning. That's what he says instead of "tomorrow" - cute! Last Friday he asked when we were going to Grandma and Pap's house. I said in 2 days. He explained to me that we would visit them after 2 times of dark. In other words, after 2 nights it would be the day to go to their house. Abstract thinking - awesome!
Before typing out this post I was looking at my cousin's new baby. She is so friggin cute! And chubby - she reminds me of how GG was (she was F-A-T!!!). I look at my own kids sometimes and realize that I miss those baby days. The first word, the first food, the first steps. It's funny because now I can't get them to stop talking, eating, or moving! But I do miss those first milestones. Seeing Little Dude understand things such as time and watching GG figure out complicated word problems helps me to realize that those milestones will never stop.
Some day down the road there will be the first date, learning how to drive a car, marriage, and watching their own babies hit those ever important milestones.
But let's not rush that, ok? I'll just savor each day as it comes and embrace the new things that we discover today.
Until next time....