Oh, hello there, it’s been a minute since I’ve posted here. I’ve wanted to post on a number of occasions, but at some point the more time passed, the more difficult it became to want to write here. I began looking at my blog as that friend who I haven’t called in 6+ months, and the more time I don’t call, the harder it is to pick up the phone. Anyway, here I am.
Quinn is napping at the moment and I’m hoping for her and my sake, that it’s a lengthy one. Last night was a really rough night for Miss Quinn, thanks to a much expected cold that hit her after she went to bed. I was literally counting down the hours until the first sign of illness appeared, and it showed up sooner than I thought. Turns out, if your kid sucks on their friends toothbrush and their friend is sneezing, the incubation period for those tainted germs is FAST-TRACKED. That’s my girl, already looking for the efficiencies in life.
Speaking of Quinn, who will be turning 2 in three weeks – OMG WHERE DID THE TIME GO?!? I’m blown away by how quick her language is developing and how she now repeats EVERYTHING (note to self). A few weeks ago, she was looking at something and said, with much inflection: “OH MY GAWSH!” It was the first statement I’ve heard her say, that I haven’t annoyingly asked her to repeat for me, but rather something she must hear me say often. Which, a little credit please because, HELLO, it was nothing profane or offensive! Aside from the “oh my gawsh”, she’s becoming a regular jabber-box, speaking longer and longer sentences and phrases. I love communicating with her and can’t wait until we have full on conversations.
She’s really big on discovering things that are the ’same thing’. For instance, she was delighted to discover her Yo Gabba Gabba guys were the same thing as on “teeveeh”. She says, “same ting teeveeh mom!” This goes on for all kinds of thing, throughout the day, the birds we see outside, are the same birds we make out of her play doh; the songs we sing at home are the “same ting Tyeena” (same songs we sing at music with Tylena); the cats whiskers are the “same ting daddy’s pokies”. It’s so hilarious and cute I could listen to her all day.
One of her current habits that is sort of embarrassing when we’re not at home is her strong urge to always pull off her socks and shoes and look for “suzz” in between her toes. As she goes in between each toe searching for “suzz”, she either exclaims: “yup” or “nope”. Once she’s done with her toes, she requests me to remove my socks and the process will continue until she’s satisfied that all of the “suzz” is free from our toes.
During the stretch of these trapped-indoors-winter-months, we’re getting some serious use out of every toy that exists in this house. Quinn absolutely loves her “guys”; which is a mishmash of Little People, Yo Gabba Gabba & wooden dolls. Her guys go from room to room, having various conversations with each other, however they’re most often found in a line-up or in a circle around her sippy cup. of some sort. She also loves to color, sort of. At the moment she prefers to have me color. I keep trying to pass off her markers or crayons, but no luck: “mamma do!” “dis one, dis one!” Anyone else experience this? Oh, her other favorite past-time is stickers. Stickers are quickly becoming the bane of my existence. She loves these stickers so much, but her fine motor skillz aren’t quiet ready for them. We’ve got a bunch of Melissa & Doug stickers, her favorite ones being the stickers which are dolls that you dress up. Many tantrums have been had thanks to a shirt being misplaced, a shoe placed where the foot is still showing. As a result, I try to hide her stickers and only pull them out when she begins begging for “stitders, mom, stitders!”
I seriously cannot believe that she’s going to be 2 years old. I can’t believe I haven’t worked at LP for 2 years. In some ways I always knew I’d enjoy being a SAHM, but I’m a bit surprised I feel so content in my current roll. There are definitely days and moments when I long for a different scenery, my old office, my old skills, my old co-workers, but I’m really making an effort to savor these first few years.
And with that, I’m off to play with my girl. Let’s hope I return here sooner than later, but not making any promises.