Every once in a while, Munchkin does something that makes me stop and catch my breath. It’s usually something that surprises me, like laying on her stomach and kicking her legs back and forth while watching TV. Maybe it’s because I can remember watching TV like that as a kid. Or just the other day, while I was trying to get her down for a nap. She was not wanting to sleep AT ALL. She was laying on her tummy and she pushed herself up and sat on her knees. She just looked at me and held her head in her hands with her hands covering her eyes. It’s like she was saying “Oh please mom!” I had a foreshadowing of her doing that when she’s twelve. I’m sure I did it to my mom.
I love these little glimpses. I love watching her personality emerge and grow. There’s a very real possibility I’m going to have a Mini Me (I’m ok with that.) There will be bits of her dad in there too and will make her even better!
I love what I’m seeing of my daughter so far. She loves animals. Even though we have to dogs (or puppies as she calls them), she gets so excited when she see one when we’re out. You’d never know that we have any by her excitement. She loves to give her kitties and puppies hugs and kisses. Alley Cats often lays on the loveseat and is quite tolerant of Munchkin’s hugs. Maybe she’ll be a vet or an assistant, or have pets when she’s on her own. If she ever lives by herself, a cat or a dog would be great company.
She loves to snuggle…is it possible that her love language is physical touch? I hope she doesn’t lose her love of snuggling as I enjoy it just as much as she does. Co-sleeping is one of the best decisions we’ve made. I love nighttime cuddles! She’ll just come and want to sit in my lap sometimes during the day. Sometimes we’ll read books, sometimes we’ll watch a movie and sometimes we’ll just chatter to each other.
Her imagination is taking off. One of her most favorite toys is her kitchen. Right now she enjoys dumping out the baskets of food but she loves to pretend to eat them. We’ve started to let her help a little in the kitchen. Maybe she’ll love cooking and/or baking. I hope she’ll find joy in creating delicious and healthy meals for her husband and children some day. Who knows how she’ll use her imagination?
Munchkin has started laughing out loud, often when she’s watching a movie. She’s started laughing in the same places in them all the time. Sometimes she covers her mouths and just laughs. It always brings a smile to my face. Her joy is infectious and I hope it stays that way. Munchkin is ticklish…oh so ticklish! I love it.
She’s growing fast, maybe a little fast for me. I don’t want to keep her little though, as I’m enjoying her so much. I’m thankful that I have a front row seat for watching who she will become and will have a hand in guiding her. I’m excited to see the women she will become.