Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Daughter's First Spit-Up Experience

I have two children, one of them being a pre-teen daughter. She is an amazing person that I am very proud of.

Today we went to visit with one of my best friends and her new baby. My daughter has never been around a baby as young as 3 weeks before so she was very excited about this. It was fun watching her hold and talk to this tiny little person. Now that he is a few weeks old now, he is starting to really respond to voices. It is so hard to remember my 9 and 12 year old being that small!

In the middle of his bottle he spit up. Well, maybe it was a bit more than spit up hehehehe it was everywhere! Of course my friend and I took this in stride but the look on my daughters face was funny. I told her to remember this moment when her hormones try to take over while she is with her boyfriend in the back seat of a car. I should mention that so far she is still not impressed with boys in general. She looked at me and said, "If he says he wants to have sex, I'll run!" Of course I know things will change but it was funny!

I love this friend of mine very much for many reasons but one in particular is her being the only aunt figure in her life. I have one brother than has never married, my husband has two brothers that are not married. I have wanted her to have another woman to be able to turn to that she can trust and that I trust to guide her should she not be comfortable coming to me.


we_be_toys said...

I hear you! It seems like another lifetime since my kids were little babies. I have to admit, babies are not my favorite phase - I really prefer them as bigger kids!

I like the idea of gross baby behavior as BC!

Marvin the Martian said...

That's good - having multiple mom-figures will help her when she needs it most.

And that was a good example of a reason to avoid sex and babies, at least as a teenager!