But this first girl of mine---Oh, how I love her! The minute I first laid eyes on her 7lb, 3oz little pink body and she snuggled up next to me, I knew it was love at first site.
Of course, any good parent will love their child no matter what. That's just part of being a parent! But, sometimes they do things that make you extra proud, extra happy, extra thankful that you were allowed this privilege of being their Mommy!
Here's the happenings of my little girl lately:
This morning at breakfast, I announced that I was feeling very 'pregnant', and would be taking my first real 'pregnancy day' off of all official work :) (Yes, even stay-at-home moms need a day 'off' sometimes) That meant no picking up toys, no house-cleaning, no organizing----my plans were to get a Sunday School lesson ready, fix meals, and relax the rest of the day! A little after breakfast, Cosette came to me and said that she would like to clean the bathroom for me. I was a little surprised, and tried to talk her out of it. I assured her that I did not expect her to do that, but she said she realllllly wanted to. I wondered in amusement if a 'good' parent allows their five year old to clean the bathroom all by themselves, but decided--hey, if she wanted to do it, what could it hurt??
She told me she wanted NO help and to go 'relax' :) But I couldn't help peeking around the corner every couple of minutes to check on her progress. Let me tell you, that bathroom got just as clean, if not cleaner, than when I scrub it! I asked her how she knew what to do, and she said "I'm just trying to do it like you do, Mommy!" And don't worry, we use all organic, chemical free cleaners, and she washed her hands especially good afterwards ;)
Second matter of pride:
She wants to buy her own American Girls Doll. I assured her that Daddy and I could NOT spend that much money on a doll right now, especially since she doesn't have a birthday or anything coming up anytime soon. So, she decided all on her own that she would sell her homemade potholders to try to earn her own money. How's that for a little entrepreneur?? She sits and works on these things for hours at a time! Here's what she has finished so far. Aren't they pretty?
By the way, she's selling them for $4.00, in case you'd like one. Just my own little plug there ;)
Third matter of pride:
She has her first loose tooth. She is thrilled, to say the least. We thought that it was loose a few months ago, but it tightened back up. This time, however, it seems to be 'the real thing'. Let's hope she handles it better than I used to. (I literally kicked and screamed my way through every loose tooth----Sorry Mom and Dad!!!)
My 'little girl' is growing up-----and just in time to be a real help when her new baby sister comes! I am so loving this joy of seeing my family grow and develop!