I did what any other soon-to-be mother of two would do when her first born decides to be a big kid: get a pedicure to avoid crying. Humnoy went on his very first bike ride with his dad and “uncle.” You bet I was beyond paranoid in the days leading up to this venture without me. I needed to know the reviews for the kid bike seat, what the helmet instruction manual said, and how much layering is too much layering in this achy Seattle winter.
When we finally reunited, I saw a boy who had so much fun, it was sickening. It made me ill that he did so well without me. He couldn’t be the same baby that popped out almost two years ago. That was it- Humnoy is almost two and about to be a big brother. The rest of the evening was full of clinginess from both mama and big brother. He asked “up” a whole lot and I happily obliged as I cooked dinner. I hopped in the bubble bath with him just so we can hang out. He even completely nursed to sleep unlike his predominant nibble sessions that he usually does.
Maybe the baby is coming soon and we just went crazy with the clingy. He can go on as many bike rides as he wants. He will wean eventually. He won’t want me to give him baths anymore. He’ll be big but I’ll still be his mama, dammit, and as his mama, I will not be big and just cry.
When did you realize your baby is no longer a baby?
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