Through the eyes of babes: Bugs

Tonight at dinner Monkey noticed a boxelder bug crossing the floor.  We have hundreds of these in the fall and into the winter the crawl out now and then.  They don’t really do anything, they just wander around.  This was probably the first time she noticed a bug of any sort.  She stopped eating and started pointing at the bug crossing the kitchen floor.

She got down from dinner and went right over to the bug.  She laid on her belly and just started to talk to bug, point to it, laugh, and would wave and say “hi!”  She did this for about 15-20 minutes, which for an almost two year old is an eternity!

Her innocence was just beautiful.  She was fascinated by the bug.  When he went under the fridge, she kept looking under the fridge trying to find him.  When he re-emerged she was elated and I had to rescue the bug before she managed to poke him to death (accidentally of course).  She said “bye bye” and waved as I picked up her new friend and relocated him to the garage.

Then it was time for bath.  Watching her learn is probably one of the most rewarding things I have ever experienced.

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About Emma BL

In the begining, there was just the two of us, then there were furbabies, and then a baby! We started trying to conceive in Nov 2010, but experienced complications and a miscarriage. Finally in April 2012 we welcomed Monkey and Bear joined in 2015. While preggo and trying to become preggo with Monkey, I often hit the web search for information about what is happening to me and I hope that through sharing my experiences, others gain some knowledge. I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on the internet. So take all my experiences and advice with a grain of salt! Now that Monkey and Bear are around and we have made the transition to parents... we try to answer the question "is there life after the baby bump?"
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