Friday, December 12, 2008

Are We Nearly There Yet?

Nearly. Very Nearly. I can see the determination in his eyes, his wanting to gain his independence. My son is learning to crawl. We have the Superman-doing-the-front-crawl position down pat, but the ability to propel himself forwards isn't quite there. He's very much like his father though, determined and stubborn. So I'm guessing it'll be any day now. Better start moving my china up to higher ground. . .

Christmas is my favourite time of year. I love the cheesy Christmas music, wrapping presents, writing Christmas cards and decorating the tree. I love the food that comes with Christmas and I really wish I'd never discovered that Santa didn't exist. But this year's mammoth wrapping session didn't quite go according to plan. I surrounded myself in presents which I'd put into neat piles so I knew who they were for. I'd gathered my materials ready for use. 'Rocking Around The Christmas Tree' was blaring from the stereo and I had a cup of tea at the ready to help me keep my energy levels up. Lovely. I also had little one, rolling all over the floor trying to help. Paper was getting ripped, presents were getting drooled on, dogs were chewing on little one's stocking fillers. Not so lovely.

Isn't it funny how as little people (and puppies) grow and develop, so do our traditions. I can't wait for him to be old enough to understand the holidays, but at the same time, I can't bear the thought that he's growing up too quickly.

Life lesson #2: Take life as it comes.

If I think of the future, I'm missing the now. If I think of him crawling, I'm frantically moving things out of his way. It's just the way it goes.


Mom101 said...

If I think of the future I'm missing the now.


And yet so freaking hard to do!

Thank you so much for the unbelievably kind comment at my place. Glad to meetcha, lady!

Emma M said...

Hi Vick - this is just so charming - I bet the little man will be walking by the time I get to meet him! Keep them coming ... x