Happy Birthday Baby Girl!!
Teagan had happy cake today! I brought cupcakes to day care to celebrate her birthday.
Around 2:00, after nap time I went to the day care with cupcakes – happy cake – for all the toddlers, with extras for the instructors. Teagan was so happy when I showed up. “My mommy!” she screamed happily, “Aclin, sista.” Every instructor needed to know that I was her mom and her little sister was there too! So cute.
After she showed us off, it was snack time. Three kids sat down, the fourth didn’t want to. Paper towels were put down as napkins and the cupcakes were handed out. Teagan wolfed down the first one, and asked, so nicely for a second. I let her have it. At the time, I thought “why not? It’s her birthday.” I ended up regretting it, as she melted down into a teary mess as I got ready to leave.
After a bit, Teagan needed a diaper change, and I took advantage of her being occupied,
sneaking running out, apologizing to the instructor as I did. I always feel bad leaving her crying with the instructors. They’re probably used to it, and I’m sure Teagan stops quickly enough after we leave – out of sight out of mind. Still, I felt horrible. All I had wanted was to make the afternoon special, and she ended up crying and being unhappy.
After Stu picked Teagan up from day care on his way home from work, we went for a walk. Our first walk all week, thanks to the rain. Teagan asked for flowers – daddy-lions raaarrrrrr – which we picked for her when they were by the sidewalk. She loves blowing the seeds.
I can’t believe she’s two. She’s so proud of being two – she told everyone at day care how old she was. But she’s growing too fast. I always joked with my friends that they needed to put their sweet little kiddos in a box so they wouldn’t grow, so they’d stay small and sweet. I want to put my beautiful princess in a box. But I also want to watch her grow up, experience new things, remind me of things I forgot.
- May 18, 2011 (lisasff.wordpress.com)