Friday, January 7, 2011
Things to Remember
There are lots of things about this time in the lives of my girls that I hope to be able to remember when they are older. I am confident that if I do not write them down, I will never be able to remember everything I want to, so I decided to make a short list of things I want to remember.
I want to remember you politely asking to pick my nose. I said no.
I want to remember that you had to have pink, yellow and white in order to go to bed (blankets) along with every stuffed animal on your bed.
I want to remember you brushing your teeth in my bathroom, spitting in the bathtub, and turning on the water to get a drink.
I want to remember the first time you said, " I. Love. You." Not just, "you, too." What makes it better is that you said it out of the blue, not in response to anything.
I also want to remember how you always say, "Bless you" after someone sneezes.
I want to remember how good you smell. Even your breath smells good to me!
I want to remember how sweet you are to your sister. Giving her hugs and kisses whenever she wakes up from a nap, telling her goodnight before you lay down, asking about 'sister', and playing peek-a-boo with her in the living room.
I want to remember that you never wear matching socks. NEVER.
Lastly, for now anyway, I want to remember your love for prayer. Seriously, you pray like 20 times a day. I am confident that will serve you well later in life.
I want to remember you swaying to music. Your sister never swayed like you. It is SO funny.
I want to remember you shaking your head. I was worried at first, but the Dr. said it was fine so now I can just think it is adorable.
I want to remember all of the ways you are different from Isabelle including how incredibly mellow you are as well as how much louder you cry when you are upset!
I want to remember (for a funny story later) that you constantly tried to suck on Isabelle's toes (GROSS), and that I had to often discipline Isabelle for letting you. GROSS, again.
I want to remember your laugh at this age. It is the best.
I want to remember how fast you crawl to your dad when he gets home from work.
I want to remember your addiction to the paci. Mostly I want to remember you clinging to one paci while sucking on another one.
I want to remember that you aren't as tough as Isabelle and that is okay. Being tough isn't always better. Sometimes being sensitive is better. I am not sensitive, so I should know!!!
Lastly, for now, I want to remember your incredible, one dimple smile that lights up my life.
If you are a mom, be sure to write down what you want to remember. I am pretty sure that when you are older and your kids are grown you will be thankful you did.