I’m officially freaking out. How is it December 1st tomorrow? Not only does that mean that the Holiday Madness Spirit will soon kick into high gear and henceforth kick my *ss, but more importantly, it means that my baby girl is 6 months old. How did that happen? Where did the time go? Makes me think of the song “Sunrise Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof. That song has always made me well up, even before I had kids. But now…forget about it. Play me the first note and I’m a gonner.
And it has only now occurred to me that the line “Is the little girl I carried?” is a double entendre. Carried as in babe in arms, but also carried as in in utero. As in I carried you in my tummy for nine months…that is just crazy. It’s the source of the magical, unconditional love that moms have for their babies.
On one hand, I am really excited that Lex has reached this cute age where she can interact and play, but on the other, I don’t want her to grow up so fast. To quote ONJ in Xanadu…”Keep me suspended in time with you, don’t let this moment die.” I want to push pause on my time machine to keep her in this yummy, no talking back, no temper tantrum phase. And since she is 99.99% most certainly our last baby, it makes her growing up even more poignant.
So today, I am thankful for three things:
1. Being able to share the Holidays with Lily now that she is old enough to understand it (and so I can threaten her with Santa Claus’ omniscient knowledge of whether she’s naughty or nice).
2. Lexi entering the playful, adorable, yummy phase of babyhood.
3. The end of November, hence the end of NaBloPoMo (National Blogging Post Month) which means I don’t have to blog EVERY DAY. Phew! So to my faithful readers, I may not be posting everyday this month but hopefully you’ll stay with me. Between shopping, wrapping, making Xmas cookies, drinking egg nog, reading my book project submissions, and yuletiding with my family, I might not be feeling too inspired to blog.
But who knows…I’ve got a fever and the only remedy might be more blogging!
Happy Holidays to You and Yours. And remember…stay thankful!