Have you seen the commercial for the new Huggies diapers? Where they show the different types of squirming babies? I have an acrobutt. She likes to play twister. In bed. While nursing.
She starts out nursing. Then she gets restless and starts inching her little butt in the air. I think somewhere someone has a twister spinner because the limbs start finding weird places. I can totally see it:
“Okay, right hand blue. Got it! Left foot yellow. Grunts. Okay got it. Right foot green? I’ll try it…oooof. I flipped a complete somersault. Hey, I’m still on the breast. Yes!”
I don’t know about your kids but mine can be dangling over a cliff and still be latched on. After I flop her on her butt/side three times, she pops off. POP! Oh, yeah. No gentle delatching going on in this house. Sitting up with a glint in her eyes and the cutest smile ever she asks, “da?”.
And I sit up and proceed to tickle the little stinker who is, by this point, giggling madly about her silliness.
During this month of Thanksgiving, I try harder to push aside my selfish and cranky thoughts. Instead, I Thank God. I thank God for baby feet and giggles. I thank God for the wonderful man I married who provides for us so that I may stay home with them. I thank God for his perfect plan of sustenance, bonding and service to our babies. And I thank God for gifts so numerous I don’t even know where to begin.
How about you? What are you most thankful for this holiday season?
Copyright 2011 Jen Steed