Confession time: In my heart of hearts, prior to mommyhood, I had gotten quite comfortable at being judgmental toward parents who spoil their children and children who ACT ungrateful, entitled and rotten.
But now I get it. I get the impulse to smother your child with delightful goodies and undivided attention. I get the thrill of being responsible for that gigantic smile spreading from ear to ear. You know, I did purchase Bennett that Melissa & Doug walker. Bennett’s not even sitting up on his own yet, but the boy has a walker. And I’ve collected a few puzzles for him. Bennett’s still getting the hang of reaching out and holding onto objects for more than ten seconds, but the boy’s got puzzles. Then there’s the wooden ducks on a string… and the bead maze…
And the other day at Zazu, I had to purchase these!
I mean, what if they aren’t MAKING these anymore once he’s in shoes with laces?! I couldn’t stand the thought. (His wings are camoflague!)
It has suddenly occurred to me that I need to slow down and pace myself. Golly, that spoilin’ just sneaks up on me! Time to calm down and stop treading on the grandparents’ territory!