Saturday, March 3, 2012

It's All a Matter of Perspective

I found it quite adorable this week when we were waiting for Claire's bus and Piper and Macy were snuggled up on the dog bed. Lincoln found it less than adorable, I'm sure.

It's all about perspective. When I was childless, I declared myself not a baby person. I thought older kids with their inquisitiveness & their active lifestyles seemed much my speed than needy, non-communicative babies. Now, I am firmly in the "baby person" camp. Incessant questions, no thanks. Sassy four year olds, I'll pass. Today I drove the car while answering questions like, "what if there were two suns? Three suns? No sun?" I wanted to scream, "shut up, let me listen to NPR!!!"

My favorite stage is the sitting up independently through cruising, but I am open to newborn through walking. This is problematic in that I am getting near the end of babies. I visited my neighbor's newborn this week. How cute are babies? How easy is it to walk around carrying 7#?!? I did cherish my babies as babies, but I never understood society's love of babies. I used to get so offended when someone would comment how cute my baby was in front of a toddler- or ask how old the infant was. I used to be snarky and respond with the older daughter's age.This week Macy & Piper were in the cart when a cashier commented how cute she was. She then recovered saying they were both cute, but I wantsome gush, "I know isn't Piper adorable! " I get it, society, little babies are cute. I just needed some perspective.


  1. Oh no! Are you wanting more babies? I also absolutely love the new baby smell, feel, touch. Love new babies! Their needs are so simple. Eat. Sleep. Play. Change. Luckily for me, I can't stand being pregnant. So the pregnancy thing keeps me from the baby thing!

    And that's hilarious about the questions. Yesterday it was Laney asking me, what if an animal didn't have a tail? What would happen if an animal had 2 tails or 3 tails? What would happen if people had tails? And she wants answers! The whole 'I don't know Laney,' just doesn't work anymore.

  2. Yeah, this mom in a mom's group who is a teacher did a presentation on early Literacy. Her daughter is younger than Macy. When she would ask a question while reading, the response was, "that's a good question" and not answering it. I guess it showed that parents don't have all the answers. And, that actually worked for her kid! Not here, my girls would just ask again LOUDER!

  3. Bob hasn't changed his mind on more babies. He has a couple friends who want more but their wife doesn't.