Posts tagged ‘Month 6’

2011 8 March

The Pandas’ Top Ten Crunch-osophies

Welcome to the March Carnival of Natural Parenting: Natural Parenting Top 10 Lists

This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared Top 10 lists on a wide variety of aspects of attachment parenting and natural living. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants.

***

The Pandas’ Top Ten Crunch-osophies

Having a six month old is an exciting time.

Between deciding on which vaccinations he’ll receive, what foods I should be investigating, whose diapers are the best for his growing bum, and what’s for dinner, I am placed with an integral set of tasks ahead. I have been charged with an increasingly-cognizant being, absorbing information, yet unable to recount. Kola has been unresponsive until this point to my talking, reading, noise-making, singing. I can, however, tell he’s been listening. He smacks his lips and clicks his tongue when he wants something, staring it down and clicking more fervently until I figure it out (usually he wants in his Johnny-Jump-Up… crazy kid).

But now that I know that he’s listening… what should I say? We read books. He loves his bright board books, especially in his mouth. He doesn’t seem to mind as I ramble through short stories and novels by some of my favorites. I think he has “read” more Vonnegut than a typical college graduate. I feel that we need to start moving to relevant information, not just recreational speaking and reading. I know he is listening, and I want something good to say. I’m slightly more crunchy than many of my friends (although am considered somewhat soggy to some of the other crunchmasters I am fortunate enough to know). I think it’s best to start these lessons early in life, and with spring shyly peaking around the corner, what better time is there to reflect on the lessons I’d like to impart…

read more »

2011 7 March

Milestone Alert: Sitting Pull to Standing!

This evening, little Kola surprised me… okay not totally surprised me – I knew it was only a matter of time, but… HE STOOD! He was sitting on the floor next to the couch, I walked away for two minutes, and came back to find him standing against the couch! Yikes! He even did it a few more times for me, even allowing me to capture it on video, as seen below…


I’m enjoying watching Kola mature and develop, and look forward to the advances forthcoming!

“A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” – Carl Sandburg

What are your kids doing? Share in the comments or comment on the FaceBook.

2011 23 February

Ephemera – 23 February 2011

This Moment - 23 February 2011

23 February 2011 – Yelling

[An attempt to capture the ephemeral moments that quickly arrive and fleet as hastily… No words, just moments to glance upon, moments to be remembered as memories transition.]


Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information. – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Have a moment or memory? Share it or a link to it in the comments or on the FaceBook.

%d bloggers like this: