The first line is my favorite: "...parenting is just an open book test that I’m somehow still managing to fail."
Some things are all about timing. Tried potty training and it was a huge failure. A couple weeks later, easy peasy, done in a couple days. Tried taking the training wheels off at the end of the summer- yikes. Today, nothing to it! Hopped on and pedaled away!
p.s. My kids are getting too big! :')
I hesitate to post this...I'm all for early intervention, but each child is different, so it should not necessarily be alarming if your child doesn't have all of these words in their vocabulary by 24months...
With my little guy both potty-training and adding new words to his vocabulary every day, I've been thinking about milestones lately. When do you consider your "babies" as "kids"? Once you wean/toss the bottle? When you're done with diapers? When they go off to school by themselves? ______?
I realized yesterday that both of my boys are big enough to actually hold my hand. Not wrap tiny hands around one of my fingers, not need to be carried everywhere, but actually hold my hand.
I'm not sure why this struck me, or why I even realized, but it seems like a milestone. A big one.
Like when they started consistently sleeping through the night, like when they could use their own fork and spoon, like when they switched from crying to just playfully calling out when they woke up from a nap...
Maybe that's it. Those are all developmental stages. This is a growth measurement. My boys are actually growing up.
What were the milestones for you? What was it that made you realize your kids were growing up?
With a love of children and a passion for reading and writing, Kelly decided to share her experiences with others through the pages of the Crib Notes book and site.
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