Fall is here..

Its autumn! What a huge difference in temperature from the heat wave of a summer we experienced this year. As for me, I like the heat, so I kinda miss it. The cold that the fall and winter bring, give me dry skin (so I use Johnson's Body Care, Deep Hydrating Extra Dry Skin Lotion), not to mention a pale complexion and a really good reason to stay home.

Anyway, fall! There's plenty of that going on in my world now-a-days and plenty of demands to add to the stress associated with the falling. Now that the baby is a toddler, he loves walking about. In fact, his personality is really beginning to shine. He's a smart and tough kid. It takes him one to two shots at learning a lesson on his own. I've watched as he flung a toy around, hit himself with it and learn- 'ok, that hurt. I shouldn't do that'. Just the other day, I left him playing in his room while I went to use the bathroom. Of course, as our luck would have it, he bumped his head and was screaming. I ran to him & I asked what happened while I searched for a red spot, bump, or something. He was screaming but I didn't see any marks on his face, arms, legs, back, or head. So I set him down and the moment I did that, he stopped crying. Completely! Classic example of how they weren't playing when they said, "children do not come with manuals."

He is very confident & he knows what he wants. If he doesn't want to be in the 5 In 1 Convertible Crib, or hi-chair, I'll know. If he doesn't want me to lock the gate in his room, I'll know about that too. If he wants to touch something, he will go for it. If I say no, he will try it anyway - over and over and over again. When he's full, he'll push the spoon, bottle or food on his tray to the side and shake his head. His way of saying, no more mom. Well, sheesh, you're only 12 months buddy. Take it easy! But I really love how when I say, "come here and kiss me" and he does. So for every tantrum that he throws or mess that he makes, just knowing I created him and also being with him day in and out (which although can be quite overwhelming at times) makes not having a manual, meaningful.

I belong to that group of moms that are dedicated to being with their child, out of necessity. I sometimes wish I had the luxury of family nearby, who could pick him up, spend time with him and also give me some time to either rest or peacefully complete chores. When I find myself wishing for that, I take a look at how I'm doing and end up patting myself on the back for a job well done so far! I don't go out with the girls, or my hunny for drinks but I sing, dance, cook, clean and devote my undivided attention to them.


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