The only way you can truly control how you’re seen is by being honest all the time. ~ Tom Hanks
I really don’t have anything much to say about this affirmation other than it is a really good idea for me to remember it, and it should definitely be food for thought for some others. I’m sure you know who you are.
In other news, Donovan FINALLY has decided to say some words!! Well, OK, a few he has been saying inconsistently for about a month now, but he has started to expand a little. His favorite new one is “Hi!” Nothing special, but when you have been waiting 16 months to hear actual words come out of your baby’s mouth, it is like sweet music. So today, that has made me happy. It has been so hard for me to be patient and wait for Donovan to take his own pace with everything. Gregory was….raring to go. All the time. Talking at 7 months. Walking at 10 months. Two and three word phrases at a year. Donovan is slower. More deliberate. A little less frustrated at mistakes. So he takes his time. Sizes things up. Makes me impatient. LoL. But more and more, I am finally learning to appreciate the differences in my two little men. And revel in them. Childhood only comes once. They will only be this age, at this moment, for ONLY this moment. I don’t want to miss a second of it. They need me, and I will slow down and smell the sweetness, see the wonder, taste the splendor, touch the softness, and hear the joy that is childhood.