October 12, 2011

If you're Happy and You Know It

Everyday baby G and I manage to widdle away our time.

When I was working I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to stay home all day with the baby. I was actually afraid of it.

I strongly believed that the daycare professional we sent her to knew more about children than I did, so she would be in better hands there for the majority of the day.

Then it was time for me to be the Mom I claimed I wanted to be. What would I do with her? Does she have enough toys? Am I capable of challenging her enough?

Two months later as we went about our usual evening routine, baby G clapped her hands together. This was something I had been trying to teach her for a month. And there it was looking back at me, with a big ol’ crooked-toothed smile, clapping her hands. 

We’re doing just fine, us girls sitting around the house all day. And I’m ever so grateful to have chanced upon this part of our journey. 


Shabby chic Sandy said...

How sweet--I think both daycare and a stay at home Mom are important. If you can go to play groups that would be awesome. I stay at home with my children who are now tweens and I am happy I can. I stay home because one of my children is disabled--but I see it being of great benefit to my other children. You are lucky to be able to stay home with that little cutie!

Bodaat said...

i am sure you are doing a fantastic job lauren!