She Teaches Me {Mothers of Daughters}


Now that my baby girl is three (almost four!) months old, I’m learning to read her signs better every day. I know what makes her laugh (the stinky feet game and chug-a-chug-a-choo), what makes her smile (her sister, spitting up, hearing how much we love her), and what makes her close her eyes in bliss (kissing her softly on the cheek, rubbing the side of her head).

And, like with all babies, I’ve learned what makes her cry.

It’s not actually a long list; she’s a good-natured, laid-back baby. But when she’s hungry? WATCH OUT.

She can go from conked out and snoring to red-faced and screaming in about 2.4 seconds. She can be happy as a clam one moment and hangry (you know…hungry+angry?) the next. And while she obviously can’t speak any actual words yet, I am pretty sure I hear her loud and clear in those instances.

Mommy! MOMMY! MOMMYYYYyyyyyyyy!
I need food! Now! I NEED FOOD NOW!
Why don’t you feed me? Why don’t you LOVE me?
I’m never going to eat AGAIN!!!
Food! I need it! I’m going to perish right before your eyes!
Gahhhhbaaaahhhhmeahhhhh! Foooooood!
This is it. The end is near. WHY WON’T YOU…
Is that a…
Thank you, sweet Mommy. I’ll never doubt you again.
{Until the next time…}

I’m talking about one of the [MANY] ways I’ve been surprised by motherhood over at Mothers of Daughters today. Join me there?

4 Comments She Teaches Me {Mothers of Daughters}

  1. Lina April 24, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Thanks Mary, you really had me laughing out loud over your rendition of your daughter assumed angst to be fed on demand. Hilarious! and I can so relate as I think I tend to act like that when I am hungry (or hangry) too.

    Have a great day!

  2. Susan April 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Ah, the emotions of girls. :) It can be a bit of a roller coaster. My daughter, smack in the middle of four brothers, avoided some of that by growing up with boys. She was, and is, the princess tomboy, sweet and good-natured, and now a new mom herself. Enjoy!

  3. chelleybutton April 29, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Huh. Perhaps that’s how I act with God?

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