Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
Unlike baby horses that fall out of their mom’s vag to and then run over to their dad to give him a high five, baby humans take quite a long time to become mobile. They spend months on their backs unable to do anything besides check out their hands and feet.
Although The Munch’s was born with opposable thumbs, she was pretty uncoordinated in using them up until recently. Of course, she would do the classic, wrap her dainty hand around your sausage finger provoking the “awwwww…” but beyond that, not a lot of action going on with her being able to actually use her hands.
Until one day, as she was making metaphoric snow angels in her crib, she picked up one of her toys!
“Holy shit! You just picked something up!”
I was convinced she was a genius.
“You must get this from me!”
This momentous occasion made me think of how amazing her life is right now, and mine for being able to witness all these “firsts.” If you were to pick something up, I don’t think I would commend you (although that doesn’t mean I don’t love you), but imagine going from never picking anything up, to suddenly being able to! Isn’t that so miraculous! Think about how much her world has changed!
Although life may not be as conventionally exciting after having a baby, these little things that she does for the “first time” is like the thrill of a first kiss. It makes me wonder if there will ever be a time when I am not in absolute awe of every magical thing she does. Will she ever have to be like…
“Ma…ma…ma… watch this… ma… ma… watch me… watch… watch…watch… watch me… ma… ma… mommy…mom…mom….mom…mom….mom… watch… watch this… mom… mom… ma… ma… ma… watch….”
PS… The other day I had her on the couch I was getting this ready for my friend’s baby shower. I had been cutting up paper hearts, and then put my supplies on the couch next to The Munch as I went into the kitchen. When I returned… you guessed it… she was a second away from picking up the scissors!! Oh dear! I have a LOT to learn!