Having a baby really provides a person with surprises EVERY day. Its always something new even if its with something old. And sometimes, they surprise you by not liking the new stuff. Sometimes you prepare yourself for a deafening car ride home but instead, you find a peaceful, sleeping baby. Its just so unpredictable.
Last week, he crawled into a large wardrobe, sat down and tried to close the sliding door with him inside.
Yesterday, he figured out how to open the cover so the tube of sunblock and I found him licking it all up.
Today, I'm still waiting....
Good or bad surprises, I'm really learning to enjoy them all. As long as Aaron isn't endangering himself, somebody else or some precious inanimate object, I let him explore. Will I end up with a wild and uncontrollable child that gets into everything? I hope not. Afterall, it is just the natural curiosity of an inquisitive mind that is driving his actions. I make the areas he plays in as safe as possible but at the same time, I also have to try surprising him by mixing things around and offering a change to both routine and environment.
This really is the most on-your-toes, creative, fresh, crazy and fun job around. Sometimes, mothers just need to remind themselves of this in order to enjoy it.
After the wardrobe, he's been trying out all other cupboard space....trying to find his own space I guess.