Thursday, January 13, 2011

Taylor's Finally Growing Up

Ricky's last post was November 9th, so I suppose I shouldn't feel so bad about being a lame blogger. It's unnecessary guilt anyway!

So Judah is hammering the office chair in an attempt to "fix the spaceship." I love to see him using his imagination like that. He's a well rounded kid who likes to play and read. I felt guilty letting him watch so much TV while I was pregnant with Taylor, and then the first few months with the baby. But it clearly did not damage his development or capacity to create. He's asking me if I am an astronaut, and the answer, of course, is YES!
Taylor is finally sitting up by herself! It has been a huge relief to me to have her play on her own. Judah has also taken an interest in playing with her more, now that she's not lying on the ground. She'll grab toys and shake them, and laugh and smile at Judah. The sibling bonding can finally begin. I can wash some dishes, or check my email, or have a few minutes to myself while they sit and play. Judah is such a good big brother to his sister, and asks to sit with her often.
It reminds me of when I was little. My older brother, Jonathan, and I would climb into our younger brother Luke's crib. We would wind up the mobile for him and give him his nookie (pacifier) and have a great time being together. Too bad those feeling don't last into junior high. :) I hope to see Judah and Taylor getting along more and more. I anticipate when she'll be able to walk and run around the yard with him. Those will be good times for all.
Even further in the future, I can see them playing pranks on Ricky and I, or begging to go to the grandparents because they know they can stay up late. They'll plot and come up with mischievous plans to get out of eating their broccoli. Too bad parents know every trick in the book. I wish someone had told me that when I was little. Ricky and I will laugh at some things Judah says or excuses he gives that are off the wall ridiculous, but sometimes we let him get away with it, because we remember being in his position.
Ah, growing up. It's too much fun.

1 comment:

Jack said...

Rosemary, I find your recounts of these early years of Judah and Taylor especially precious. I admire also your inate skill at mothering, one of the most responsible positions God has for any of us. And I also find totally adorable Judah and Taylor. I am so proud of the man and woman they are in the process of becoming.