Monday, April 26, 2010

Top 10 Tuesday

I've written almost 100 posts this year!  How is that possible?  I had a baby in December, for goodness sakes!  Where do I find the time?  I mean, really? :)  

Here's the thing, there are some really good "old" posts floating around this little blog of mine, so I plan to dust them off, shine them up a bit - just for you - and share a favorite each Tuesday.  I even made a button ... because I am procrastinating and really should go to bed!

If you'd like to "play" along next week, let me know in the comments and I'll get us a Linky all set-up ;)

Don't Fail to Try - originally posted just about one year ago on May 13, 2009
This morning Natalie was playing in her closet and found her first pair of Stride Rite shoes. The ones Grammy bought for her. The size five pair of shoes that my now size-seven-wearing toddler insisted that she wanted to wear. She plopped down on the floor with a shoe in one hand and a very determined look on her face and proceeded to shove her foot into the cute hot pink shoe. All while chanting, "Shoes. Shoes. Na-Na's shoes." I sat down beside her and explained that the shoes were now too small for her feet. That her feet had grown bigger since she last wore them.

She persisted, and I said, "Natalie, honey, those shoes won't fit your feet anymore." To which she replied, with the sweetest look on her face, "Twy." Oh, how many times have I attempted to motivate my baby girl with that simple imperative sentence? And now she wanted me to do the same. Just try.

And "twy" we did until she was satisfied that her feet are, indeed, too big to fit in the now tiny shoes.

But I left that moment with a gentle and very poignant reminder that it never hurts to try, which reminds me of a quote that we should all live by, "Try and fail, but don't fail to try."

Of course, this little scenario also reminds me of the many times post-baby that I tried to fit into my jeans ... but failed miserably ... until just after her first birthday. Yes, baby girl, I can related to just how hard it is to let go of things that no longer fit :)

Today's Thoughts: Well, let's see, here I am post-baby - again - and not able to fit into my jeans - again.  CJV is almost 5 months old, based on what I wrote up there, I have another 7 months before I should fit into them ... that's good to know. 

My baby girl has outgrown several more pairs of shoes since I wrote this.  She also became a big sister, and I know that some days she experiences growing pains ... wishing she could be a baby again.  Oh, how I wish that, too!

I try to give each of my girls lots of attention each day.  
I try to make sure I get precious one-on-one time with each of them.  
I try to hold onto the memories of the days we are so lucky to spend together.  


Pam said...

What a fun idea. I like how you give an updated thought on the old post. We change so much in a year so it's fun to see where we have been and where we are now.

Kat said...

Those are all great things to try :)

BJ_Mama said...

HOLY BLOGGY CRAZY BATMAN! 100!?!?!?! You put me to shame.

Chi-town momma said...

I enjoy the "update" part that you add to each of these. Gives reposting a new twist and a fresh perspective.

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