My children could not be more opposite. One is thin, the other chunky. One was born a with bald blonde head and the other had a thick, dark mane from day 1. One hates to eat, one could win an eating contest at 9 months old. With no teeth. Now that Sidney is mobile, we can add to the list of opposites: fear. Jackson has always been very cautious (like his father) while Sidney’s personality is revealing that she is much more of a daredevil (like me) and doesn’t fear anything.
While taking a bath tonight, Sidney decided that she should take her first step. In a bath tub. Full of water. She didn’t even blink when she crashed into the water. Her brother on the other hand, has always been concerned with “what could happen.” This includes the dangers of bathing when he was just an infant through today, where he has been known to cry throughout his entire swim lesson.
Adding to the list of firsts for Sidney tonight, she also decided to stand up and relieve herself. As in #2. I noticed her face turn red and before I could get her out of the tub I heard a PLOP and at the bottom of the tub laid a turd-apple. I’m totally trademarking turd-apple too, because since I left for BlogHer she has been battling constipation with only an occasional turd-apple for relief– they look exactly how they sound. My Mom would update me on her poop situation with a simple text “one munchkin today, that’s it.” She wasn’t talking about the good kind of chocolate munchkin either.
Anyhow, my little dare devil is finally sleeping well after the turd-apple fell to its watery grave. I have a feeling she is going to be walking very soon. Then the real challenge begins and our dog goes into permanent hiding.