There are all kinds of unexpected joys to being a parent. Being a mom. For example, while I knew I would love my child, I didn’t expect my love for DD to feel so boundless.
It’s just there, filling my heart. Never running out.
In DD’s early months of life, it would sometimes take me by surprise…I mean I love the people in my life. My husband. My family. My friends.
But not like this. Where a gurgle, a coo, first words, first steps, and yes, even sleepless nights would make me say: I love this little human. Yes. Always.
Now I’m not saying DD hasn’t brought me to my wits end. Oh she has. But she is still my favourite person in the whole world. Okay, my husband is a favourite too. They’re my two favourite people.
Talk of love is grand and all, but my kid is hilarious
And while I could keep focusing on declarations of unconditional love and favourite people, what I really want to talk about – in terms of unexpected joy – are the truly hilarious wake-up greetings she gives me. (more…)