Having 6 kids from the ages of 24 down to 5 ensures that I never have a dull moment in my life. Obviously, some of these moments aren’t great because, let’s face it, parenting often comes with a lot of drama. A LOT of drama. But there are perks too and this week helped me enjoy one of them, or two actually. I got to enjoy my babies, and I got to meet and spend time with my second baby’s baby.
Meet our newest little princess, Natalie. I know…you don’t have to tell me…she’s cute. And that smile? Oh that smile (at only 6 weeks old) melts this Mimi’s heart. And she’s such a good baby. I don’t mean like a good baby, I mean like an awesome baby (props to her parents because they are doing a fabulous job). She eats, she sleeps, she smiles and coos, and she poops (OK so that part is NOT fun). I’ll be honest, with so many kids of my own, I figured I’d be immune to this next generation of cuteness. I’m here to tell you today…I AM NOT! I’m hooked. Spoil her rotten, send her home, and bring her back to spoil her more. I think I’m on to something…or she is.
I knew Uncle Bubby would take to Natalie (other than that one time that I slipped and called her “love”, I’ll never do that again because I’m still in trouble) because he’s such a caring soul, but I had no idea that Aunt Bug would bond so quickly. She’s like a 7 year old Ninja mommy or something. She loves to feed her, hold her, and talk to her for hours. Seriously, these girls already talk for hours on end. It’s a beautiful thing!
I should have taken more pictures. I have one more day so I’m going to do a better job before they leave. But honestly, I just enjoyed taking time off, sitting with them, and enjoying 3 generations of my family all in one place. Life is a beautiful thing sometimes. Meeting my granddaughter, and my babies’ niece, was one of those times. It’s the little things that matter most, and this little thing matters a lot to me. I’m so glad we had this time together.
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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