I caught her in the act, pretending and playing with toys!
An amazing thing is happening in our home! It’s a transformation. Anjelia is beginning to play with toys!!! She is also reading books and posing for pictures and watching half hour cartoons! I have loved these years of babies and toddlers and I will surely miss it for the rest of my life, but this is also great! Anjelia’s past activities did not involve toys (as hard as I tried). She wanted to explore and get into things and make messes. Until now she liked to spend her time doing such things as the following:
*Climbing on chairs to reach anything in the house that was supposed to be out of her reach.
*Squirting dish soap all over the countertop and floor and smearing it on herself.
*Eating butter out of the tub with her hand and smearing it all over her hair!
*Scribbling all over her face with my makeup.
*Smearing her body down with diaper ointment and wiping it on the floor and on her toys.
*Rubbing hand sanitizer in her eyes. OUCH!
*Getting into her sisters panty drawers and throwing them all over the bedroom.
*Unrolling toilet paper rolls.
*General mess making.
I am beginning to feel like I have somehow “arrived”. Like I’ve made it to a crucial sanity keeping milestone! My baby is slowly becoming a little girl. As sad as that is, I am beginning to see some benefits of this metamorphosis!
“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” Cesare Pavese