Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Before the Princess's birthday people asked what we wanted. I had no idea. So we said clothes and some musical things because she is so into music. I'm grateful for everything we received for her, but naturally a month after her birthday there are two things I see she would enjoy. A little bike since she tries to climb on her brother's. And a kitchen set. The two of them had all of my pots and pans out yesterday. She's into all of our cabinets in ways that her brother never was (but now is because of her). I can't keep her away from the stove. When I'm cooking and she's trying to squeeze her way to the oven I can just see a nice kitchen set in the corner with her own cabinets to open and pots to bang. But it's past her birthday and I don't like buying the kids big things without having a real reason.

That is not what I regret.

What I regret is that she is 1 year and 1 month old and I never did her footprint/handprints. Last summer I kept saying "I have to do that, have to do that." It took 3 of us to do SkyWalker's when he was 2 months old. I can't do hers by myself. I couldn't do it last summer and I sure couldn't do it now. I look at her little hands and they've grown so much. She will never be a tiny baby again and I missed that opportunity. I keep saying now that I need to get it done before she gets even bigger... and time just slips away because I never have the help. What makes it worse is that we have somehow lost the little pink sign that the hospital put in her bassinet that had her name and weight and her prints. When I did her scrapbook I confirmed that we just don't have it. So I have nothing. I know I'll get the prints done,  but it won't be the same.

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bookishbiker said...

Can you make the print thing something you do at the next meetup at your place? there may well be other moms who want to do this and can't do it without some assistance.

Jedi Mama said...

What a great idea! I'll look into that. Thanks! :-)

wickedlibrarian said...

The second kid always gets the shaft. ;-) I'm the 2nd kid and there aren't nearly as many pictures/scrapbooks/nostalgia about my early days, either.

Felice said...

If it makes you feel any better, I never did hand prints, either. And Conal is my first! I guess I just slacked out from the start.