Matthew helped me with the laundry today. He is always trying to get into the laundry room, so I let him come with me to switch some towels from the washer to the dryer. When I started the dryer, he pulled himself up on a laundry basket to watch the clothes spinning around. It was adorable! I took a few photos so B could see the cuteness!
I spoke with my sister on the phone afterwards when M was taking an epic 2.5 hour nap. She mentioned something that hadn’t dawned on me. She said that she loves it when her kids are seeing something, something that we may find mundane, for the very first time. She said that she forgets sometimes that everything is new to them. I hadn’t really thought about the fact that watching the clothes spinning around and around was probably very enlightening to M. When my sister said this, I pictured all of those neurons firing in his brain!
It appears that I now have quite the helper around the house. I wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂
Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do.
I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!
March 23, 2012 at 8:09 am
That’s exactly what I wrote about in my post yesterday about watching Chloe try to figure out a new toy. I just stare at her, really looking at her eyes and face as she is either watching something new or trying to figure out something in her hands. It really just makes you stop and appreciate the small things. She loved watching the fires in the fireplace this winter. He sure is cute though in that picture, you can just see the wheels turning (in his head, not the washer, ha!)
March 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm
Isn’t it amazing to see how novel everything is to them? It’s wonderful to watch.