Here we are with the start of Memory Monday, the very first one. I looking forward to this new schedule, it gives me a mission with my blogs. This past week I have several memories that stick out to me.
Little one is a pro walker now, sure keeps me active. He is starting to say many words; ball, No!, uh-oh, being his favorites (right along side Mama and Dada). I had forgotten how watching and observing a child learn to speak is so rewarding. He tried very diligently to say the word banana, carefully watching my mouth move and sounding out parts of the word.
One of my favorite moments with him was during a time I was rocking him for an afternoon nap. He heard an airplane and immediately sat up and pointed up at the ceiling. Needless to say, I was a bit disappointed at the distraction from sleep, but sleep came soon enough. Little one observes the smallest things, he notices airplanes and birds, often before I do. Not to mention he is a pro at finding the littlest things in the most obscure places.
Always noticing the airplanes
Mack said ‘I love you’ for the first time this week. I was getting set to leave for the evening and he wanted a big hug. He then gave me the most genuine ‘I love you, Sarah’, I have every heard. Aww, doesn’t that just melt your heart?! Sure does mine.
He also made some choices on his own that lead to a great opportunity for both of us. While putting his brother down for a nap he had a stack of new library books to look at. It was taking a while to get his brother down, due to the distraction of the airplanes as described above. Naturally, he finished the books before I was finished. He made the decision to get out his markers and a pad of paper. Upon emerging from his brother’s room I found him sitting on the couch drawing intently, which brought a smile to my face. This lead to a great discussion about patience. We (parents and I) have been reminding him to be patient. Patience has been a challenging concept for him to grasp. This was a great opportunity to let him know he made a choice in being patient. Also a reminder to him (and myself) that patience is waiting until someone is finished with something, often finding something else to do while waiting. He also made the choice to draw, as opposed to the many things he could have chosen to do (which has been the case in past times). I let him know that he made a good choice by coloring, I also let him know I was proud of his patience. This brought a smile that couldn’t have been any broader.
I am blessed with wonderful memories from this past week. Looking forward to sharing with you my memories next week.
Catch you on Wednesday for Wacky Wednesday and the first challenge, your ready for this? The challenge will not be too challenging, more fun and creative!
What memories do you have from this week?
Do you have a little one just starting to use identifiable words?
I would enjoy hearing about ideas or thoughts on this post in the comments below.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
Make marvelous memories this week!