Plus One

So now we are plus one–and the whole world has changed. After being basically two adults (well, mom and son with whatever dynamics that entails when son is in mid-20’s), we are now adults with a baby/toddler. Today is a low energy day for mom/grandma here and time is being allowed for me to actually think about this…
There haven’t been too many opportunities for low energy days–adding one more person who has a radically different schedule to accommodate, different nutritional needs, different sleep needs–it requires a lot of energy and adaptability. Of course that is falling most heavily on my son but also on me too.
But then there is her adorable Fireball personality–her total drama queen expressions from delight to despair which can fluctuate in a moment. Her infectious smile and laugh, her attempts at new vocabulary words–from “owl” to “Dexter”, her eyebrows that raise as she gulps her milk, her bursts of tears with hands to her forehead as something is just too dire for her to handle (which is so funny to watch it is hard to be appropriately sympathetic)–
She may be plus one but she brings a million new facets to our lives…

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