NaBloPoMo: what our babies teach us

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Yesterday’s National Blog Posting prompt was “What are five funny (but real) things your current relationship has taught you?” (I know, I know, I’m a day late. For what it counts, I wrote this out in my head last night while nursing the little man to sleep. Half-credit?)

I immediately thought of my marriage, but I’ve already written about the current lessons we’re working on in our second year of marriage. Front of my mind was my relationship with my son, who is teaching me to see everything in a new light, all the time.

And a lot of it truly is comical.

So, here goes my list of five funny things my baby boy has taught me thus far:

  1. Gravity is amazing. Who really stops to think about this anymore? Well, my baby can’t get enough of it. The awe in his eyes when he throws something and watches it fall off his high chair (again, and again, and again, and again) is equal parts annoying and adorable. He’s discovering that his world is predictable, thanks to gravity, and also that objects don’t necessarily disappear just because they go out of sight. I obviously already learned this, but I have a renewed appreciation for the little ways our world works.
  2. Farts really are funny. I can’t believe the noises that come out of him at just seven months old. And he has no shame. What I used to categorize as immature I can’t help but laugh at now.
  3. Pants are unnecessary. No explanation needed.
  4. Nothing is better than a good, warm meal.  The squealing, arm flailing and ear-to-ear smile over the smallest taste of food solidifies my belief that food is EVERYTHING. I’m with you, bud.  
  5. Napping should be recognized as an Olympic sport. By the time our babies turn 2, moms will have probably read 3,568,342 articles and online discussions on sleep. How to do it, when to do it, where to do it, and what to do when it’s just not happening. You suddenly appreciate sleep as  not just something you do because you have to, but as a highly sought-after skill that is a true art form.

I also wish naps remained socially acceptable for adults. Because when accomplished, they are nothing short of amazing.

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