don’t mind that this this video is turned sideways…it’s the audio that you’re interested in anyway. this is Mabel watching Cleo the black + white kitty play with a balloon. can you believe how happy this cat makes our girl?
one Tuesday a month we go to La Leche League meetings for mamas and toddlers who still nurse. we talk about what’s hard, what’s not working. how we don’t get a lot of sleep, how this is all going to work with the next baby. and i identify with all of those rough spots. and it is good to hear the stories and experience of mamas who have been where you are now.
but that’s not the whole story.
sometimes i wish we’d talk about how nice it is to come home after a long morning on the town and snuggle this big girl in my arms and nurse her to sleep. to feel her weight in my tired arms. her fingers on my skin.
at christmas time i bought two hoops–one for Trevor (age 6) and one for Andy (age 32). i squirrelled Andy’s away in the back of the closet and only remembered it today. Andy modified the hoop, so that instead of hanging over a door, it has a suction cup. the perfect game for a snowy day.