Well it started out like any other day. Going through the morning routine and getting the boy dressed to leave the house. Threw on his shoes and began to get myself ready. Then a very strange thing. He kept tripping over seemingly nothing. I chalked it up to “toddler clumsiness” but it turns out, I was the cause. I had apparently put his shoes on the wrong feet. Wow. Such a simple task that I got wrong basically because I either wasn’t paying attention or just assumed I had it all under control. While this was a simple mistake and relatively harmless, it got me thinking. It is so important for myself and others as parents to just pay attention. It doesn’t matter if we are tired, or rushed, or grumpy, or busy…we need to focus on our little ones. When our attention lapses it can be humorous like a funny-walking-reverse-shoed toddler or it can turn into unimaginable tragedy. We don’t even have to make all these major changes to be more focused. It can be as simple as putting down our cell phones while they play at the park. Or taking an extra minute to make sure everything is in order, even if we are rushed. So lets all try to pay more attention to our children, our co-parents, and even ourselves. It is sure to make things better in every aspect of our parenting. Okay, well that was my little PSA for the week.
Now onto some fun stuff. We were able to get out to Salem MA this week for a couple days. Got to catch up with some friends and it was our first trip of the summer to the beach. Baby girl didn’t get down to the water, she just sort of chilled with mommy. Noah and I got some water time in. He wasn’t too keen at first but eventually warmed up to it. He was more interested in the rocks and sand. He actually has this obsession with rocks. If he sees one, he will say “rock, rock, rock” over and over again. Like 27 times, ugh. He really likes to throw them into water. I let him do that for a bit. Unfortunately there was a minor mishap as one of his “rocks” turned out to be a snail which became air-born before I could order the flight grounded. Luckily the snail only went about a foot before landing in the water. I am confident that it was unharmed and still had a better experience than flying with United 🙂
That’s about all the excitement for the past week. We are all home safe and ready to tackle the week ahead. Definitely have some workouts planned and as always, some quality time with the family. Will write again soon. As always, thanks for reading!