As if the diaper cream story wasn’t enough, little Miss Audrey had another instance of pure toddlerhood this week. Brian was driving them home from daycare (he does pick-up & drop-off because daycare is close to Ft Belvoir) and he was stopped at a stoplight. Audrey’s window was open a little bit (it’s her new thing), and she threw her sticker out of the car. B says, “Audrey, we can’t throw things out the window!” and her response is to take her hair clip and gleefully toss it overboard, just out of curiosity (because trusting mom & dad isn’t her strong suit these days). Because he’s at a stoplight, B is able to get out & pick up the clip, so he does. At first I laughed and said he was a much better person than me because I wouldn’t have even bothered…and then I found out that it was one of her GOOD hair clips (Gymboree hair clip vs. grocery store hair clip) and I amended my response to “Thank God because I would have been mad if we’d lost that!” I wonder if Brian ever envisioned his life like this: stopping in traffic in full military uniform to pick up a sparkly heart hair clip. Ha…the love of a daddy knows no bounds 😉
Caroline’s now clapping like a fiend! She started when we were at my cousin’s wedding (Jul 7) and is doing it constantly now. I can’t believe how big she’s getting; she is not my little newborn anymore. In another discovery, we found out that Audrey deals with physical pain in a very similar way to me. Many times when she gets hurt, she will show no reaction, & will quietly go off by herself. She won’t always cry, which is interesting because this is how I deal with pain (hence why my labors are so quiet). It is constantly enlightening & humbling to see your children develop characteristics that come straight from you.