You know what's funny? I spent all night last night thinking of this post and what I was going to write about. I've been a little frustrated lately with Colin's gross motor development, so I was going to write about those frustrations and where we are stuck at right now.
But, a couple of things have happened since I started thinking about that negative post.
Last night, when Colin and I got back to our house, I went to unbuckle his straps of the car seat and then lift him out, when he just turned to me with the kissy face. I kissed him and he gave me the biggest smile. I got all teary eyed and my heart just melted. In that moment, it just didn't matter.
Sure, I am frustrated, but it's only because I know that Colin is so close. He shows many signs of almost crawling and almost sitting up but hasn't quite accomplished those skills yet. Colin is such an observor (a nosey parker if you will) and he is just so content in his little area playing with his toys.
I also know that there are a couple of things holding him back, one of them being the teeth that are so close to popping through. He now has one, and it looks like one more is coming in on top and potentially one on the bottom. He hasn't been the happiest, and I know it's because of that. Who feels like physically doing much when they don't feel well?
Tonight, I got on the floor with him and 3 cell phones (mine and both of my parents'). I put them out in front of him, and he started using his arms to try and pull himself across the floor. I let him reach and grab the phone when he got close and then started all over again. He even started using his legs a little bit.
And you know what, it didn't matter that he hasn't quite accomplished it yet. What he did for me tonight shows me what he has been doing all along...working hard. It's natural for me to get frustrated because I'm his Mommy and I only want him to be able to go for what he wants.
But, the little love bug that he is, reminded me last night and again today. He's still trying and working hard...he just hasn't gotten there yet.
He will. And that's all that matters.