by timelessbeauty (1712 Posts), Fri Mar 18, 2005 04:37 am
Love of Books versus Forehead
My youngest daughter who is just barely 16 months old loves for us to read her books. But if you are not paying attention to the request and you are low enough to her level, you may just be snapped alert by a book being handed to your forehead for reading. She has this wonderful curiosity about the world and loves stories. And her unique way of holding the books high over her head and perchance, smacking you in forehead with a request is cute, although sometimes insistant.
She has recently found out that her old car seat, the infant style, makes for a great chair when she feels like reading her books on her own. I love to hear that soft voice making all kinds of conversational sounds in an attempt to read the story the way the rest of her family reads it to her. She looks so relaxed when she's in her "reading chair" aka infant car seat.
This mornings wake up was kinder on Mommy's system than yesterday's. She got up mildly talking to herself without even peeking over the top of the crib yet. It was enough of a conversation that while I was getting myself dressed, a curious big sister popped into the room to collect her younger sister for a breakfast of toast being served downstairs. As I find out now, being downstairs myself, my husband is home today due to more pain in his surgical knee. I called his physical therapist yesterday while my dh was at work to find out if this is something of concern to talk to the doctor about or if it was just a result of a harsh PT session that needs some rest. Our PT guru said it was just a harsher session than the ones before and to rest up .. he will take it slightly easier on him for today's session but dh should rest up inbetween. I am now thinking I am glad it's not my knee. lol
I tried working some more on the baby afghan I started awhile back for this new little addition to come. It's a pretty bright yellow with popcorn puffs to it worked in crochet. I remember years ago when my eldest daughter was only 4 months old and I taught myself to crochet. I thought all the pretty baby afghans were done in crochet and I wanted to make one for my daughter. After 11 tries of sitting down with a book made for kids to learn, I won the battle over the stitches! And have been merrily crocheting baby blankies, preemie infant hats, and stuffed animals ever since. Well, breakfast calls and I am hungry, or is it my 'alter ego' that is hungry? My digestive system seems to be ruled by another driving force these days. And Thank GOD for Pepcid/Acid Reducer because if the old wive's tale is true, this kids getting a LOT of hair! My poor throat has been burning for over a month and a half now.
I wish all the mommmies out there, the ones to be and the ones already, a great day and lots of love!