Remember this moment, because they grow up so fast.
I have a habit of rolling my eyes. Sure sure. I know. They’re growing. How come everyone can see it but me? Day to day, both the girls seem pretty much the same.
And then I left for 10 days, and the girls did really and truly change while I was gone. What?!
It’s still shock-y to me. I’ve been back for a couple days, and the girls are still telling me new stories or showing me new skills.
Let me elaborate:
Suddenly, when she holds my finger to walk, she’s leading me places, instead of using it as a support. That’s a direct change of intention.
She also says “Yes” and “No” with the proper shake or nod firmly attached.
Now, maybe all those things seem simple. And they are. But they’re also substantial. Each and every milestone is of worth to me. I’m not sure I would have seen them had I not left.
While I appreciate the new perspective, I certainly do not plan to make leaving for extended periods of time a regular occurrence. Considering teething never, ever ends, I’m pretty sure Andy would like it if I could be home every once in a while.
I’ll leave you with this fantastic video of Lu’s new dance skills. Andy uploaded it while I was gone, and it made all my classmates cry with laughter. She’s just that good (and we were also that sleep deprived).
(photo credit to Andy and his amazing family who came to help out!)