Spencer is starting exhibit signs of a normal, growing, energetic baby. It is causing me to freak a little. He can push my hands away if he doesn’t like what I am doing. He can scream if he wants back something that I took from him. I can be a mother of a little infant. I know how to take care of big diaper blow outs, use that blue thing to suck out nostrils, change another big blow out, wash soiled cloths, sing, make silly noises and faces, change yet another big blow out and wash more soiled cloths, tickle, clap, laugh, give baths, another blow out…no problem, fed, hug, sooth, dress, carry…I have that all down (well, mostly). But can I teach the alphabet, numbers, colors, opposites, the Gospel, safely, social skills and moral values? Can I wipe crayon off the wall? Can I stop a tantrum? Can I deal with back talk, spitting, yelling, kicking and biting (not that my children will ever do anything of the sort)? Can I potty train? Do I know what to do when there is a blow out without a diaper to catch at least some of it? I just don’t know. I can be the mother of an infant but can I be a mother of a toddler? A 5 year old? A 10 year old? A TEEN AGER? Some days I am not sure how I will do. I know I will make mistakes (and lots of them) but I want to be the best I can.
Do you have any advice or words of comfort for me?
Could he possibly be anything but a perfect angel?