When people ask me about Clara at work...a HUGE RIDICULOUS smile erupts on my face...I can't even control it. She is my most favorite topic. And when people ask me questions about her, I'm almost certain that I come across as a braggy silly woman. For example:
Someone: Is Clara a fussy eater!? What doesn't she like? My kid HATED [insert something..or many things...]
Me: Oh - Clara will eat anything. And everything. Seriously!
She is walking (a little early...) and communicates with us using one word answers and gestures and speaks babble with inflection in her tone. And she doesn't typically fuss or cry. And she's always happy. (Well...maybe not always...but usually.) And independent....she likes people and doesn't cry when others hold her or communicate with her...which we appreciate. Tommy and I really think she is perfect.
Do I sound so obnoxious? I apologize. I had no idea I would be one of those "child worship" women...but I can't even help it. Clara is just an angel.
The other day at work some of the doctors, nurses and techs were telling me how their sweet little baby girls turned into clothes obsessed tyrants at age 6 (one guy said his 3 year old is in this phase already and she will insist on changing her dress 4 or 5 times per day!). I thought that girls became concerned with clothes in high school. Not so? These folks were telling me their little ones were OBSESSED and CONSUMED with clothes. That their 5 and 6 year olds would try on dozens of outfits before school or activities. I kinda thought kids that were 5 or 6 would be obsessed and consumed with building forts and riding their bikes while pretending they were horses...and stuff like that.
|pretty much my favorite expression that she makes...cracks me up every time.|
My heart sank a little bit.
But so what...I guess. She might be obsessed with Star Wars or baseball or clothes or stinky cheese. Oooorrrrrr whatever her little heart desires.