Holy Cow moment ?: Where has all the silverware gone? I wonder to myself where in the world have all my spoons disappeared too as I try and eat cereal with a fork.
I was standing in the living room diligently sorting through baby clothes. What can my new son wear vs. what needs to be donated, tossed, or kept in a box that I will never open again BUT swear I need? While I got teary eyed over my daughters tiny newborn outfits I hear a familiar rattling. Metal on metal jingling. Creeping around the corner of my kitchen I don’t see anything, but I do hear the noise louder. Then I hear the thunk of a drawer closing. I move a little slower into the kitchen and around the island to see the tiny culprit. My toddler, bless her little self, is holding a spoon and dipping it in her cup of water.
What should go through my head is the concern that my child is growing independent. I should be worried that she is taking things upon herself. Instead I feel relieved that I now know where all the silverware is going. I never knew that I would need to worry about silverware being used to eat cheese, water, crackers, and whatever else a toddler deems worthy of adult eating utensils. I sigh. One more thing to note of your child. Normal everyday items that adults forget to see the value in will soon become a toy. You silverware will be abducted and re-purposed for hitting your stove, eating water from a cup, and something to bang on your wooden table – usually the fork with pointy side down.
Holy Cow the excitement through a child’s eyes.
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