Francine Marzanek

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

My Baby

My baby is not an infant anymore. As much as I miss how little he was as an infant, I enjoy all the things that he is doing right now. Yesterday, he was walking around our bedroom - as only a 13 month old can walk - like Frankenstein, without the boots - holding onto a toilet paper roll that I had given him. Then this morning, while I was changing his diaper, he was laying on the change table with one of his books open and laughing at it. One of those moments I hope that I never forget and worry that I will forget. There are so many of those - things that I think to myself - I don't want to forget and wonder how on earth I will remember so many of them. I guess that must be the joy of grandparents - not only it is the joy of the new baby, but a re enactment of your younger yesterdays. I miss my baby as an infant - this must be in preparation for all the times I will miss him once he gets big and leaves home. Even though we have decided there will be no bribery of cars to go to university (cause he is going!) in town, it is tempting!!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Mommy finds a Mummy in Her Room

All the world and everything in it are toys to a 12 month old baby. I am convinced that Alexander does not need any toys - all of our everyday "stuff" seems to suffice. My body lotion bottle for instance. While I have been getting dressed the past few mornings, he trundles around the upstairs holding the bottle, chatting away going from room to room. This morning was not any different. I was in the closet trying to find some pre pregnancy clothes that fit me, pulling on a shirt and then going over to the bed when I ran into a mummy in my bedroom!! Toilet paper stretched on the roll from the bathroom and all the way around Alexander! Who was laughing! Who made me laugh! I untangled the toilet paper, put it back on the roll and went back to take the rest off the baby, who then trunddled over to the toilet and put the remaining paper into the toilet. What a smart baby! Makes up for the 2 different shoes that I wore to work last week - that is another story!