I’m thinking of changing my blog’s name to “Love Letters to My Button,” because it seems that I write here about once a month on lucky day 13 of each month. One, I can’t believe I’ve been so disloyal to my blog. Two, you keep me busy, little Button! You are such a joy these days with all of your talking and moving around. And by talking, I mean “bababa….squeaky high-pitched tone squeal, bababa-ing.” There a video of your first conversation with Daddy at the botton of the post. My apologies for the poor quality. I didn’t want to shine the flash in your eyes, so I turned it off. I bought the mommytographer T2i camera specifically because it has video recording capabilities, but I have not used it very much. Also, I cut it off in the middle of Daddy’s response to you. It was as follows, “Well, I have to say, I’m not sure I agree with you, Button!” Litigator Daddy, that’s who you’ve got! You will probably know how to construct a critical argument by the time you are in pre-school. Oh, sweet Lord, help whoever ends up as your teacher! (Miss Evie, if you are reading this, I was the model child riiiight??!!!)
I want to write about all the changes you’ve gone though this month, but I think you’ve changed me the most. I once had a colleague who scoffed at the idea of having kids. “It’s completely selfish,” he said. “I mean, can you name even one reason that doesn’t have to do with you as to why you want to have kids?” I couldn’t. However, if I could go back and give him an answer now it would be, “People may have kids for selfish reasons, but having kids will teach them to be selfless like nothing else.” I know, you are only 7 months! What can I say, I’m a quick study of this whole mommy thing ;) I’m sure the selflessness concept will evolve as you grow up and probably be more challenging; but, I like how it makes me work harder to be a better wife, daughter, sister, friend, and, of-course, mom.
You’re such a joy! I want to take your toothless baby smiles and giggles and bottle them up so that I never have to let that part of you grow up. You bring me and your daddy so much happiness. So, I guess that’s the selfish part! You bet I will take all the happiness I can get! And I’ll do my best to give it back to you 110%.
I love you.