in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

one dumbfounded mommy

john only wanted to read his "apple book" this morning.
last night as john and i snuggled before he went to bed, he suddenly stopped wiggling long enough to look at me and say, "what's my address, mommy?"

i laughed, actually. "what, baby?"

"what's my address?" he repeated. and then he rattled off his address, perfectly. (with a sweet little southern drawl on the five and the word drive in our address, no less.)

somewhat amazed, i asked him to repeat it. he did.

so i called daddy in so john could tell him -- which he did, perfectly again.

and even more than being proud of my little bug for learning his address, here is what i feel: so VERY grateful for john's teacher at the daycare. she told me this morning that john and one of his little friends in class are just sponges who absorb everything, so she cooks up new things to teach them. she teaches them things (like their addresses) that will help them in growing up, and that some of the kids several years older than them haven't had to master yet.

basically, john's daycare, which could justifiably have been little more than glorified babysitting, is staffed by amazing women who teach -- novel idea, no? -- actually teach the kids, even when they're only two.

i'm so proud of my little peanut, and so glad he has a teacher who is proud of him too.

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