Sunday, November 4, 2007

Nov. 5 (MBS)

These are most definitely not MBS, but the story that goes with them qualifies.
These images so depict where M is in life right now. Completely yearning for independence, but not quite brave enough yet.
"No, Mommy. ME!"
So I let her go...all by herself, up those tall, tall steps to the big, BIG, BIG! slide.
About 2/3 of the way up (two or three steps after first image), she started crying, but it was too late then.
She had to finish by herself.
And she did.
With lots of sobbing and squeezing tight at the bottom.
A sucker fixed it all.
My sweet baby so wants to do everything by herself, but she's still MY BABY. I'm trying to let go and she's trying to go. Somehow, we keep finding ourselves squeezing tight at the end. And I am so thankful.
For REAL MBS, click below. I'm sure you'll be TREATED to some great pictures this week.

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Anonymous said...

What a GREAT shot!

susiej said...

I hit send to fast!! And, what a great memory and day.

melody is slurping life said...

The letting go is such a struggle for child and parent. With your loving guidance your darling M will do just fine and so will you. It's hard to let them struggle and learn, I know.

M is the cutest flamingo on a slide I've ever seen. Heck, she's just adorable all the time.

Kyla said...

Perfect story/photo!

Brittany said...

Awww good for her that she did it anyway!! What a brave little girl!

Colleen said...

That's where we are too... it's hard to let go and squeeze tight all at the same time. It's even harder to know when to do each one.

Melissa D said...

I really like the photos and the, I've tried taking pictures of children going down those slides; it's super tricky to get a shot before they zoom right out of the frame! Great job!

kim said...

Those ARE great shots! Sometimes it's the sentiment behind them that makes them good.

Anna said...

What a cute flamingo!

Christina said...

You put that toddler struggle for independecne into words so well! YES! We are there too. It is hard to know how to guide them, when to push and when to coddle.
M is an adorable sliding flamingo...and a precious baby big girl.

Sara said...

i so know what you mean, i'm really struggling with letting my baby turn into a big boy, wow, great words and great shots of m

chaoticfamily said...

Wow - what a brave girl and Mom - lol... Those are great.

Arizaphale said...

The thought of that little flamingo sobbing breaks my heart!
But in the struggle for independence, wait til she asks if she can go to the shopping centre with her friends on Saturday.......oh my Gosh.....not yet, not yet!!!!!!!!!!