Welcome to Mommy Mondays, the day of the week when the content is particularly eclectic.
There have been quite a few milestones in our house lately. Pigtail potty trained practically overnight. I took your advice after I posted about it, and just decided to stop thinking about. Sure enough, a few weeks later she just started doing it on her own, as if a flip switched.
Our beautiful five month old son is physically large. His head size measures in the 90th percentile. He's long and lean, and he sleeps through the night and giggles mercilessly at his sister.
We all giggle at sister because, in all her seriousness, she is funny. At two and a half, she has firm and stated opinions on everything from what she eats to what she watches to where we go in the car. She picks out her own clothes every morning, and God help the person who tries to get her into a different outfit. She lives to brush her teeth, and taking a walk outside rounds out her perfect day. We are fully in the world of the twos. She worships her daddy and imitates me.
Watching their personalities develop has been one of the most fulfilling things I've ever experienced.
Over the weekend an old friend came to visit. Dr. Megan, if you remember her from my Moving To LA story, was my roommate during my first year in California, and I haven't seen her since my wedding in 2007. In the 48 hours that she stayed in rainy Los Angeles, I think we only stopped talking to sleep or put a bite in our mouths.
We analyzed who we were then and who we are now and how A got to B. We talked about how time marches on, and never seems to take you to the destination you had in mind. We bemoaned our twenties. We shared a love for our thirties. We talked childbirth (I have, she hasn't) and living in Manhattan (she has, I haven't).
It was wonderful and thought-provoking for me to talk to someone who doesn't know me so well anymore, but will always know me in a way that no one else will. She said it was a little weird to her that I was now a mother of two, and I said that it was a little weird to me that she was a full blown doctor. But we both know that neither of those things are actually weird.
Over ten years later, we're both exactly where we're supposed to be.