A child can always teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to demand with all his might that which he desires. – Pablo Picasso
When I read it, I smiled. This so aptly describes my little puffball.
She’s growing into her own personality so quickly that it’s hard to keep up with her. She sure is a ball of emotions. Her grandmother even bought her a shirt that says “Keep the attitude, I’ve got plenty”. Call it whatever you want, attitude, personality, just being a baby, I’ve discovered that the only way to really appreciate ( I say appreciate because I don’t always enjoy the drama) it is to fully immerse myself in it.
It’s been crazy at work for the both of us, so it’s always nice to come home and just be with the kid(s).
The best times are just before bedtime where she’s so deliriously high and just wants to play with the both of us. Climbing all over the beds, body slamming into us, making us sing her favourite songs over and over again and then all three of us falling into a messy groggy delicious mess of giggles. And then the wrestling with her to get her to sleep, with her protesting a little and then falling to sleep in my arms or snuggled into my chest.
I’d LOVE to say that I’ve been making a conscious effort to put away my distractions (ie PHONE!) to just be in the moment. But honestly, it started out with me being too tired to take pictures or videos of her. Turns out to be the best turn of events ever. Now I try not to use my phone too much. So there’re less photos to keep but so many more precious moments to remember.
It’s kinda like this (I read it off one of my favourite blogs):
These moments are truly the best 🙂