h.e.h. & baby brother
watch us grow

Last night after a half-bath (the kind where she tells me she might poop so I take her out right away and she never does…stinker!) H joined me on our bed with some books while I relaxed and read too. My reading turned into photography but it was worth it! After reading for about 30 min, she proceeded to clear off the bed, all 9 pillows and two duvets so she could dance. Many times during the clearing process she said her new favorite phrase “skoo me peas” aka “excuse me please” to get dad off the bed. Last night this dance she does was finally named, she calls it the “boinga dance.” “Boinga” in general is used for any type of jumping on beds or trampolines, hence the “boinga dance,” dancing on mom and dad’s bed. There is a video that I will have to get up here of these following events…my pictures are only of the reading!

(yep, H fell yesterday morning down 2 stairs onto the patio and scratched up her nose and lip, it was traumatic but she is already looking so much better today!)

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(on a side note) Having just typed this with official H lingo, and having someone tell me today that I was H’s interpreter, I realize that maybe she isn’t the easiest to understand. I have a feeling most parents think their kid is totally understandable and that anyone they encounter will understand them. Maybe I was the only one, but I have been shown the error of my ways…I am the mom, the interpreter, it’s not a bad thing, it’s a privilege!

One Response to “Light reading”

  • The MN Dad Says:

    Beth,
    Every parent has these experiences all around them with their kids. Too many are so busy they miss half of them OR they see them as a frustration not a beautiful moment.
    You are doing such a good job of enjoying these moments and appreciating them for what they are: treasures.
    Love you all