General Baby Thoughts
Sally is like a well-funneled tornado, wreaking havoc in every room of the house. I used to have her sit in the bathroom while I showered, but now she opens the cabinets, tears out every container, opens them, pours out their contents, and then opens the bathroom door and runs away — cackling. Okay, not cackling, but definitely smiling devilishly. On the flip side, she’s more fun and sweeter than ever. She’s started enjoying playing with other kids her own age, and she’d spend every second swinging at the park if we’d let her.
Sally also just got her first major owie when she fell off the bleachers at Johnny’s softball game. She got scraped up pretty good but was fine otherwise. And Johnny and I both had heart attacks, of course. Suffice it to say, parenting a toddler is keeping us on our toes.
Financial Baby Thoughts
Sally has grown out of all of her 12–18 month clothing, and with summer fast approaching, I spent $51 on a bunch of 2T shirts and shorts. As one fellow mom recently said to me, “She’s huge!” Recently, Sally also dropped my phone on our kitchen floor and shattered the screen, which cost $85 to get replaced. She has since lost all privileges to my phone, which Johnny has been encouraging all along. Luckily, he didn’t say, “I told you so,” but if he had, it would have been well deserved. We also spent $25 on wipes and $12 on babysitting, bringing the grand total for month 16 to $173. This month was a tad more expensive, mostly because of the phone debacle. But she looked so cute holding it!
And now, here are a few action shots of our girl since she’s always on the go these days:
thwarting my makeshift barricade
on the move & sweeping
her first owie
swinging to her heart’s content
For the been-there-done-that crowd, does this sound pretty typical? How do we relate and differ? Will we be calling Sally a 48-month-old when she turns four, or does this month-to-month gibberish end sometime soon?