Have you EVER seen a cuter gnome in your life? I am the first to admit that I have my auntie-glasses on when I look at him, BUT, I think you can all see for yourself that even when I (try to) take my auntie glasses off, he’s still ridiculously cute, yes? And, for my second totally biased opinion of this post, my sister and brother-in-law are totally rocking this parenting thing. They know not to expect a solid night’s sleep, ever. They are well-informed on the risks that come with changing a dirty diaper. They have excellent access to caffeine-laden options. And they have mastered the genuine look of adoration that comes with marveling at your own baby.
Watching my baby sis as a mom is one of the sweetest things for me to witness. Never before could I picture her doing the “smell-check” of the diaper. But here she is, getting through each day with as much grace as one can muster on a few hours of sleep. In all seriousness, watching her makes me miss our own mom that much more (and I didn’t think that was possible). I wonder what my mom would think of her four baby chicks all parenting their own babies, now seven in total. I hope that wherever she is, she is getting a chuckle out of the ins-and-outs of our days with our children. One thing is for sure, though: Alyssa, she’d be very proud of you. You’re an amazing mom and I hope you have an equally amazing first Mother’s Day (and by that, I mean, more than 4 hours of sleep, a giant cup of coffee, and a nap). Love the three of you so much. And one more thing – I’ll be sad when he doesn’t fit in his gnome hat anymore. Do they make bigger sizes, say, until he’s 21?