When my Big Young’un was just a Baby Young’un, I was talking to my out-of-state cousin on the phone about Motherhood. The whole Motherhood thing was new to me, and she had 3 under her belt (and they were all still little), so I knew she could relate.
There’s nothing like talking to another mom while she is still in it.
I’m convinced that as soon as our kids start getting bigger, we forget the timeline of baby development. Perhaps I’ve heard too many stories of babies who could sing the ABC song at 12-months-old. I’m pretty sure that didn’t really happen, but someone really told me that.
When my own 12-month-old couldn’t even point out an A, a B, or a C.
When Young’un #2 was born, there were a whole lot of times I said to myself, “geez, I forgot all about this part!” And my girls are only 22 months apart!
S’ok that parents of adult children remember things differently, right? I’m sure it’s mother nature’s way of ensuring a future generation.
My cousin made a recommendation that would turn out to be some of the best advise I’ve ever been given in my lifetime. And I thank my lucky stars everyday that I made the effort to do as she suggested.
Her advise? Sign up for a Gymboree class.
My cousin assured me that I would meet tons of other moms there, in the same boat. If nothing else, it would be a way for Baby Young’un and me to get out of the house. [Read more…]