The other day I was thinking about some things that are challenging about Ali’s age (17 months) and I was grateful that she will eventually mature and grow out of these.
Things I Will NOT Miss About this Age:
meal time messes and food throwing on the floor
changing nasty, stinky diapers
testing every boundary we set
tangled car seat/crib hair
But it didn’t take long for me to start thinking about all of the sweet and fun things about this age, too. Starting with when I was folding laundry the other day.
Things I Will Miss About this Age:
neon, sparkly, colorful clothes
kisses with a “mwaw”
hugs with an “awe”
kisses without puckered lips
wonder and excitement about the simplest things
chubby little hands and feet
celebration when she says a word for the first time
how she tries to imitate everything we do
pointing to what she wants and saying “yes”
calling her sippy cup “this”
the way she say “cacka” for cracker, “mo” for more, and “bow” for ball
how thrilled she is with her reflection (see below)
These were taken sequentially on self-portrait mode on my phone…
The second list could easily go on and on. It’s nice to have a little perspective shift sometimes. 🙂 Even with the challenges, each age is more fun than the last.