Babies are little blobs of squishy skin. They just sit around all day, eating, pooping, and sleeping. They have no personality. Or so I thought…
Having my own baby has completely changed my mind on babies. They are their own little person from day one. Hour one. Minute one, even. I can’t believe I’ve never been able to see it before. All babies are not the same ball of squish. They are not boring… unless they aren’t yours.
Do you think it’s possible that you can only see a baby’s personality this early if it’s your own? I mean, I can just see what she’s thinking. I can see her learning and growing and becoming more of a person every day. I look at other babies and I see drooling, spitting up, crying, and squish. Even when moms would tell me things like “oh, he thinks you are funny!” i’d say.. “yea, okay then.” It’s true though! You can tell when they like something, dislike something, or think something is funny. This girl seriously “laughs” at me sometimes. It’s with her eyes, and a quick little smile, but I know that if she had the ability to laugh this early, she’d be doing it. She honestly thinks mommy is funny, and I can tell!
So, am I the only one who feels this way? Even seeing babies now, while I have my own, I still see them as nothing but squishy blobs, and I see my own as some sort of advanced little person who is just aching to walk, talk, and laugh. I will never roll my eyes at another mother who is telling me what her baby is thinking, because that’s exactly what I have started doing. Who is rolling their eyes at me?!