I used to think it was so shameful that parents let themselves get so wrapped up that they didn't record their second child's babyhood as much as their firsts, but I realized that we are recording more than Art's firsts and milestones, we are recording our parenting firsts and milestones. It makes sense to me now. It seems a little selfish, though, now that I think about it. Wouldn't Lewis like to know when he first grabbed a toy? Or maybe he doesn't care. I actually wouldn't care if I learned that kind of thing about my babyhood. Now, knowing about making monkey sounds when someone put a sun hat on me? That would be a fun tidbit. I don't know. This whole parenting thing is such a trip. A person could drive themselves so batty wondering about everything little thing. I know, because I've done that. But then every once in a while I shake out of it and realize that everything in a child's life doesn't have to be just perfect to make a loving, respectful and responsible person, and that's really what a parent's job is, isn't it? Love the kids, keep them safe and hopefully teach them what they need to know to be responsible, caring adults. Yep, that's a good job description, to me.
June 12, 2009
a minute to write about Lewis
So much Art and Tsundi activity lately, poor second-child Lewis has been getting the major Blog-shaft. But there is a lot to say about Lewis lately. He's been a busy boy. He totally has a first word with "Hi!" Uses it in it's appropriate context all the time. He especially loves to hide behind a door frame or a newspaper and suddenly show his face with a loud, "HI!" And he is loving pouring water from one container to another. That's all he does in the bathtub these days. He can do accept a toast. Just say, "Cheers!" and he will bring whatever is in his hand up to whatever is in your hand. Turning into a little person more and more. Those costumes we got have been fun. Art was a monkey for two days straight and would walk around making monkey sounds. He did it so much when I put any hat on Lewis - monkey, giraffe or even a sunhat, he started to make monkey sounds. Ben and I actually had trouble telling the difference between Art and Lewis's monkey noises the other day. So, basically, Lewis is an interactive member of the family.