Friday, January 20, 2012

Operation 100 Goals--Day 60

Goal:  Raise my children to be intelligent, compassionate, responsible, successful, and unique by offering them a multitude of experiences

            One of the most rewarding aspects of being home with Caleb at this stage of his life is bearing witness to an awesome amount of growth over a not-so-long period of time.  It wasn’t that long ago that Caleb couldn’t stay on his stomach for more than a few minutes at a time without getting frustrated, and now he’s almost crawling.  I’m betting that by this time next week, he’ll be motoring around the house on all fours while I chase after him!
            Another example involves Caleb’s eating.  It was only a few weeks ago that Caleb started grabbing for the spoon while we fed him, indicating that maybe he was ready to try eating foods that he could feed himself.  We began giving him “puffs”, little cereal-type things that he could pick up and put in his mouth.  The things basically disintegrate with a little saliva and mouth movement, so babies Caleb’s age can safely eat them.  Now, Caleb is eating chunks of banana from the contraption pictured below, and he’s more than capable of eating a banana without the contraption—I just don’t feel like dealing with the mess!:

            When people ask me how my time at home is going, the best word I can come up with for describing the experience is “invaluable”.