Friday, August 15, 2008

Growing Up Too Fast

So, yesterday Phoebe was 17 months old. I posted about all of the big girl things she does at 17 months, and I couldn't believe how quickly it's all going with her. I keep remembering... "the days are long, but the years are short." And are they ever!

I was telling my mom about the eight times we read Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? yesterday. I was also telling her that Phoebe seems to not have the tolerance for "real" story books, but that I feel like it's coming. (Her preference is still to find things in pictures, and to turn pages rather quickly.)

Well, fast-forward 24 hours.

Before nap today, we read Clifford and Corduroy, real storybooks, all the way through. In succession. Without difficulty. In fact, Phoebe said, "please" for Clifford. I couldn't believe that Phoebs was sitting there, absolutely still, pointing out dogs and bears and little girls...enjoying a story. What happened to my child?

And as if that wasn't enough, we decided yesterday that the morning nap was going to be officially dropped. So. Big girl books and big girl schedule. Is this little Mommy ready for all of this? Yikes!

Doesn't she look too little to be so big?


Andy and Kelly said...

well, you see, the trick to thrift stores is to not be actually looking for anything when you go! Andy and I frequent our favorite Goodwill about once a week (well...back when we had time) to keep up with what's there. After you're familiar, you start to see stuff that you "need!"
Anyways, what a precious little girl!!! She is gorgeous, and can't wait to see her again! I hate that the last time I saw her she was teeny tiny, and i've missed so much! Anyways, I hope you're having a great day! :D

Huse Blog is it Anyway? said...

Oh my gosh, she's so beautiful in that picture. She's always beautiful, but that picture is just so precious and telling.

As for the one-nap switch, good job! Lorelai went to one nap at about 12 months!!!

Tara Smith said...

Yeah! Congrats on the new nap schedule. Doesn't time fly? Next thing you know they will be off to school!!!! :(