What I love more than anything is spending quality time with my little gal. It’s been 6 graceful months ever since I’ve become a mother. Even though it may be tough, it is very important for me to always re-introduce her to the good. It is my job to show her the bright side of being morally right and fair. Even if things don’t seem clear at the moment, it will be rewarding in the end.
Right now, I am her most-trusted person. When meeting new people, she looks to me for approval. She craves my acceptance as she tries out new sounds with her voice. She curls in close enough to feel me breathe. She feels safe around me.
After our morning snuggles, she eats her breakfast first. I interact with her as I eat mine soon after. Silly faces and laughs are being exchanged in the a.m. When I do chores, she watches every next move. Vacuuming is probably her favorite to witness. The way the vacuum goes back and forth leaves her in awe. She keeps me company in her nuna leaf as I wash the dishes. I get a backup singer every time because she has my back and I have hers.
It’s almost like the two names we’ve given her weren’t in vain. The two complete opposite names perfectly describe her. She can be the most sweetest Josephine with angelic hands. Whereas Yael that can pinch you with a blink of an eye.
I know it sounds like she’s very intelligent and easy-going. There is another side to her - I can’t forget about how determined and firm she is in her decisions. At six months of age, she knows exactly what she wants and she will get it. She’s the perfect candidate and passes all of the exams to be the older sister one day.
The playful side to her is uncontainable. She loves her toys because they’re ready for her at 6 o’clock in the morning. She is an unstoppable little fireball who is full of energy and spirit. But when the situation calls for it, she will pull the “cute and shy girl” card when she’s feeling awkward.
These two versions of my daughter are remarkable. She is an angel from above that is best known for her ocean blue eyes and deep toothless smile.
P.S. This was Josie’s first trip to the museum. She won’t remember anything but we have pictures for proof. We had so much fun!