What a great day...with no pictures to show for it. I even forgot my phone most of the day so I couldn't take slightly blurry shots. (-: Here's what happened today:
-Addison went to church nursery for the first time (now that the Mic-Key is gone, I feel more comfortable leaving her there)
- Fabulous Lunch at Grandpa and Grandmas
- Addison went down this huge blow up water slide at Grandpa and Grandma's (have to get a pic of this later this week....so cute)
-Addison ate avocado and sweet potato like a champ
-Family gathering at Nano and Poppy's house after church tonight.
-Hanging out with cousins
-Addison eating watermelon (and pretty sure Aaron snuck her a taste of dill pickle...what?)
Yeah, a full and great day with NO pictures. That is what I was like before I had Chubbs, but I have been trying hard to take lots of pictures since she has graced our lives. Today I failed at that. )-:
Something else that I was pondering today: maybe this is a new parent thing, but is it normal to have a "fun" parent and a "work" parent? The reason I ask is because day in, day out I take Addison to appointment after appointment, I work on her physical therapy, we spend a lot of time working on eating solid foods, and sometimes I think I honestly forget to stop and just have fun with her because we are always moving from one activity to the next. Aaron, on the other hand, swoops home from work, picks her up, does "flying McPhee", "sky diver McPhee", spends time with her, but usually with all of the "fun stuff" (such as sneaking her dill pickle or taking her swimming in her silk dress when I'm not watching) I don't begrudge the fact that I do all of the extra stuff for Addison. I love, love, love doing it. But the thing that bugs me is- she smiles more for Aaron than she does for me. Her smiles can be somewhat hard to coax out, but they are beautiful and they take your breath away when they appear.....I just wish she would associate me with more "fun" activities, but I spend my days making sure she lives to see another one. I don't always have a lot of energy left over to dedicate to the "fun."
Anyone else have this problem? How do you balance the "fun" and "work" parent titles when you have one parent who works much more outside the house than the other one and doesn't have time to participate with all of the "work" thereby allowing Addison to associate titles to us and thereby choose where she wants to bestow her smiles. )-: Just curious. Maybe it is just something that we learn with time. After all, it has only been six short months since we have become parents. We have soooo much to learn it is frightening at times!