All these therapists are kickin’ Mamma’s buns.
We have an appointment, meeting, or playschool almost every day of the week. I am, in a word, unscheduled
when it comes to daily life now that I have a child. I hope to be better at this when Ry is old enough to go to things by herself (like Walker
and his summer camp)… I don’t want her to be the last kid on the sidewalk holding her teacher’s hand waitin’ for her mamma to come pick her up.
Let’s be clear. When I say unscheduled, I really mean lazy. I can be incredibly productive when I want/need to… like if The Boy is due home in an hour and I’ve got nothing to show for myself for the day.
My girl is 20 months-old today. We are thrilled to report that someone in the TexasNorth household carries a photogenic gene. You see few pictures of Mom and Dad (and especially Mom and Dad together) on the blog simply because we both take ridiculous pictures. My mouth is always open and The Boy’s eyes are always closed. Ry, on the other hand, well… it’s hard to take a bad picture of her. I realized this morning that these photos of Ry at this age will always remind me of therapy.
blah blah blah
They will remind me of a time when I received a much needed education in unconditional love from a child who could not walk or talk. They will remind me of a particular Summer full of fireflies and hammocks and chickens and kittens and new cows. They will remind me of a time when my Baby was changing and fighting and just so absolutely amazing every day, despite failing every official test she was ever given.
I made my best girl a dress
this weekend using elastic thread
. I will now make her wear it every day until she cannot get it over her teeny little body. Why it took me try this
, I do not know. I was afraid. I was nervous. I was lazy
. But, I am changing. My little girl is an amazing example of how change is really possible… not just some fairytale floating out there on an unattainable star. I am learning to learn from her. She’s a pretty fun teacher. Sassy, but fun.
And, she dresses pretty cool, eh?