Sunday, February 20, 2011
Step. away from the Clutter
So the past few days, I have found myself busy perusing children's clearance racks and tucking away adorable clothes for Chubbs to hopefully fit into next fall and winter. With her though, it's so hard to tell. Will she finally get a big growth spurt, or will she stay tiny??? Who's to know. So I gambled with a few 18 month and 24 month things, hoping that we will have some cute things to clothe her in come the next cold season.
One of the favorite things that I picked up was this Gymboree hat....big, because it's for next winter, but I couldn't resist giving it a try. (-:
Also- the tutu skirt with attached leggings I have been watching for all winter. Finally, I found one on my clearance hunts at Children's Place.
Saturday morning before we headed out to shop, I was holding her hands and barely giving her any support at all. She looked curiously down at her feet as if discovering them for the first time, looked back up at me, and then took a step all on her own! I was so amazed because we haven't worked on steps at all- I thought we should wait until she could stand more independently. But she knew what to do and did it! She did it several more times that day when I placed her a step away from a desired toy (I know, mean Mommy)
I know she's still a long way from walking, but this was so encouraging to see that she has the desire to walk and move even if she doesn't have the skill level to do it yet.
When I told her therapist team at her one year eval that one goal I had for her was to be cruising somewhat by the fall- they all but laughed at me. I don't know if she will be, but we'll work our little hearts out and celebrate every tiny accomplishment along the way. YAY for taking her very first step!
So I have this week off of work for winter break, and I'm trying to convince myself to do some much, much needed white glove cleaning around my house. If you have any snarky comments to help motivate me, I welcome your input....as long as they comments aren't mean (I'm a somewhat sensitive clutterholic)- I just need a push to get started. What motivates you to deep clean your house from top to bottom?
My older sister is a neat freak (love you) and we used to share a room growing up. That was such a disaster. I enjoy creative clutter; I determined early on that it is my right as a free spirit (ha). Anyway, almost every day, she would get the urge to scrub our room down until it sparkled. Then, invariably, she would bring our parents up to see her work. What did our parents always see? The oohed and aahed over an amazingly clean room...with Deanna's bed piled high with everything of hers that had been scattered around the room. I always, always lost with that competition. I didn't even have a chance. boohoo. It was always then so much harder to put everything away since it seemed so overwhelming, so I would re-scatter it and the vicious cycle would start all over again. It's amazing that we both survived those room sharing days.
Sigh. Oh sweet older sister, if you could come visit me this week and do your magic on my house- I won't even care that you're messing with all of my clutter- just this once. (-: