Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mama Mare Must Have

Today's Mama Mare Must Have isn't something you can buy in a store, nor is it something you can buy online. 
Today's must-have?
Cat-like reflexes. 
There's been a cosmic shift in my house since Thomas turned two.  He's always been on-the-go; even before he was born, the nurses used to say they'd never heard a more active baby!  This helped prepare me for a little mover.  
But in the past couple weeks, Thomas has given Jeremy and I more scares and grey hairs than I can count!  He's trying (and succeeded once) to climb out of his crib, he's tripping, he's becoming a little daredevil!  We've had bloody noses, split lips, scrapes, bruises...you name it.  Our reflexes are constantly on point and on alert.  I had no idea my arms and legs could shoot as long or as fast as they can!
I know Thomas is a boy who is two and so this is completely normal.  We waited as long as possible, but we've latched our kitchen cupboards, pantry door and a couple drawers.  When he somehow expertly extracts a large knife and sharpener, then proceeds to use the two correctly....you know it's time to baby-proof!  Luckily he is a cautious guy for the most part and doesn't act recklessly without thinking.  But sometimes he's faster than his little legs can handle. Or that I can handle ;)
It's insane just how constantly aware you have to be as a parent.  No matter what you are doing, you always have to have an eye in the back of your head watching your little one.  When he goes down for a nap, I often just sit and finally let myself wind down or turn-off for a few minutes.  It's like I am Rosie the Robot on The Jetsons.  Just need to recharge before it's go-go-go again!
Come on parents, you are too slow!

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