I realized while scrolling through recent posts that I haven’t been sharing Flash’s monthly pictures. Have you felt deprived? My deepest apologies.
I told Josh after attending a baby shower recently that I now know why moms of multiple kids give unsolicited advice to new mothers. Because it’s dang hard to keep your mouth shut! With three kids under four I feel like I have a very specific and refined skill set and I just want to share the wealth. I kept my mouth shut though. Not that this particular new mom needed my advice I just had an itch to give it. New moms need to feel like they know what they’re doing I think. I know I did. Too much lecturing or “advice” and they loose their mojo. Parenting takes some guts. You don’t want to take their confidence down right out of the gate.
By the third kid you really do develop a more relaxed approach to parenting. I remember when Squeaks was a baby (feels like it was yesterday) and I took these monthly chalkboard pictures with her. I’d spend a good hour picking out a cute outfit, making her chalkboard perfect, and taking at least 50 pictures before choosing my favorite. By the third kid, you check for drool and just go with it. I still really wanted him to have his monthly pictures like Squeaks and Little Dude, but his are definitely more relaxed than theirs were. Yet I’m still totally in love with each months picture.
Really everything about Flash is more relaxed. He’s such a quiet peaceful little guy. You could set him down and forget he’s there if you get too busy. Of course he’s too cute to forget though. He’s just as content as could be to lay on his play mat or DockATot (mine was made by my mom and I LOVE it). He’s also a big laugher though. He smiles very easily and Squeaks can get him laughing better than anyone. I got this video the other day of him playing in his exersaucer and Squeaks, for some reason, started saying “chicken” to him (kids are strange sometimes). Anyway, he thought it was hilarious. Enjoy!
I’m excited to see this little man grow. Excited to see his relationship with his siblings grow. They crack me up and I’m beyond proud to be their mom.