Monday, July 7, 2008

Growing Up

So I need to know....just when did this happen? When did my baby grow up into such a mature short person? I mean seriously...a few days ago she bonked her head whilst in bed. Mr. Tall Man and I were in bed and heard her cry out. We both pop up and she makes her way to our room after I call to her. She crawls in bed next to me and I cuddle her for like 10 seconds and then she's getting ready to leave. I ask her if she wants to snuggle next to me to sleep or go back to sleep in her bed. She quickly slides outta the bed and says, "No, I go back to my room, I'm ok now." (or something close to it)

Shock. Utter. Shock. I mean, really. What happened to my baby and who is this big girl?! Don't get me wrong. It makes my heart shine and shimmer and I feel kinda like the best mom on the block when she has these grown up moments. But she really is growing up and it's beginning to shock me on a daily basis. Now I truly get the term of, "wherever did the time go?". I see it in a whole new light.

And to make it all even more clear we pulled out the home movies from her baby days on Sunday. Mr. Tall Man decided to finally commit them to dvd form, for which I am greatly thankful. I don't wanna have to figure it all out. It was so weird watching her as a baby...I'm so glad we captured those moments on video because already I found myself saying, "I totally forgot that she used to do that".

On another note I must update the followers of my July Book Blowout. I finished The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. OMG! What an amazing book...I can't believe I almost didn't read it. Like really! I tried to start it a couple time a few years back and though, ick. Not gonna read it. I even sold my copy. Thank heavens my good friend Carolyn encouraged me to read it. AMAZING! Run to but it now. Don't walk. I was reviewed here and here and here.

A quote from the character Rachel that just makes me giggle and sometimes is my selfish mantra: "If you ask me, that's how it is and ever shall be. You stck out your elbows, and hold yourself up." This is in reference in how to save yourself if caught in a stampede of people. Rachel was a very selfish and wrapped up in self girl who never could see much past herself.

Another quote I really like near the end of the book was, "Every life is different because you passed this way and touched history." I encourages me to be my best self I guess.

With that, I am off. Off to read a new book...not sure what is next, but I am think it'll be Three Cups of Tea (I think that is the title)


Bobbi said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed The Poisonwood Bible! It's one of my favorites.

LoriB said...

ooh, ooh. Three Cups of Tea is on my list too. I bought it at Costco. Maybe I should start reading it now so we can converse about it!

Mama Mia! said...

The Poisonwood Bible is one of my all-time favs. So glad you read it!

Babies do grow up too fast. I wish I could freeze Emma at her age now for a couple of years just to be sure I fully enjoy her!