It's the eve of Katie's first birthday, so I feel a little sentimental. Or maybe just mental! We are all starting to feel a little better around here. Katie is actually doing great. She doesn't have the stresses of birthday preparation on her mind. I guess I shouldn't either. The details are not important.
This is the second time I caught her playing in her toy bucket. The first time I wasn't quick enough with my camera.
It's me! I was hiding in my bucket for .03 seconds.
Did you miss me?!
This game makes her delirious with laughter!
There are 2 really wrong things with the picture below: We are not counting that there are no sheets on the bed. Those were in the washer getting all the sick germs off.
The 2 wrong things are:
1. puppy in Katie's room
2. Marcus doesn't have sleeves on his shirt!
(and he is using a package of diapers as his pillow)
When we got married I slowly threw out any tank tops that he owned. They have been gone for years now. Then he got the bright idea to cut the sleeves off of this t-shirt a few weeks ago! I am thinking the puppy might "accidentally" use it as a chew toy, then as a potty, and then maybe as some toilet paper. I'm not sure...we'll see what might accidentally happen. oops.
Parenting a baby didn't scare me, but parenting a toddler does! I am not ready to give up the bottle and be totally responsible for providing nutritional meals, not ready to have to discipline, not feeling equipped to teach her the entire English language, and how to spell and count! It's a little overwhelming. For the first year, the main goal is for you to both survive, and to cuddle and to keep a bow in her hair! This next step seems hard to me.