Parenting a grown-up baby. ‘Grown-up’? Well I mean ‘grown-up baby’ as in, a baby grown up to be a toddler.
She walks, she talks, she sings (in her language), she imitates people around her. She’s like, not a baby anymore. Yeah..i know she’s not even 1 yo yet. But why why why, she’s growing up so fast. I hope i can catch up her pace. Well catching up a child’s pace is not an easy task. I think we should never underestimate their brain development. ‘Wow did she just do that?’ That feeling is great great great, I’m loving it! 😉
For now, i’m a full time mommy. Watching her developing new skills every day is exciting and MOMamazing. Seriously. Until I feel she can be independent, I will take care of her on my own. (Independent means she won’t be needing me around) Work? Hmm not yet my concern. My daughter is my focus now.
Since she is now in her learning and exploring phase, it sometimes worry me, how should I educate her the right way? Sing her songs? Read her books? Show her things and animals? Hurm..Well, that will need some research. But I like it when she learns through nature. Her excited gesture when she sees a dog, a bird, or a cat, I know she’s learning something. One thing I don’t like about her exploring instinct is when she picks up almost everything she sees on the floor and put them into her mouth, including ants! Second thing I don’t really like about her exploring instinct is when she suddenly disappeared and was found to be half way upstairs. Yeah it’s good that she can climb all the way upstairs alone but the risk that she would fall is unimaginably scaarryy…:( My heart jumps out each time she disappears from the family living room.
Yes, parenting a one-year-old(in my case, almost one year old) involves so many accidents. Knocking her head here and there, falling from bed..Thank God, she never got serious injuries. Not only accidents, but series of fever, flu, allergy are enough to make mothers worry so much. I don’t mind going to several clinics or spending a lot of money(if a lot) if it’s for her health.
So if you’re trying to imagine how parenting a grown-up baby would be like, these are only small parts of it.