This week, his new milestones include saying “da da” which makes J VERY happy. Now that he’s mastered walking, his verbalizing has increased dramatically, and it is adorable! I love hearing his babbling. He has been babbling for months, but it seems so much more complex and meaningful over the last week or so. I’ve also been able to ask him to put something up or bring me something, and he has followed directions. I confess to having my mind blown. The human brain is an amazing thing! It still fascinates and amazes me how babies become little humans.
So I’m composing this post while I’m “sitting” in my final online class for summer school. At the completion of this course, I’ll be 6 semester hours away from completing my Master’s degree. I’m very excited about that if for no other reason than it will be great to be done finally. But seriously, I’ve always felt that at least one advanced degree was in my future, so I’m happy I’m almost done. I hope Daniel is proud one day. J has brought him upstairs the last few weeks and let him play while I’ve had class, which has been fine, since I am a pro at multitasking LOL. I want Daniel to know that it is ok to enjoy your job if it truly is something you enjoy. And that pursuing knowledge is a worthwhile endeavour. I’m a practical person, so I’m not a huge fan of staying in school for staying in school’s sake, but I want Daniel to understand how much we support education. And not only formal education in terms of a 4-year-degree but also other forms as well. Knowledge is knowledge. I want for Daniel to be curious and inquisitive, and everything else will follow.
And maybe he’ll be proud of his ol’ mommy one day 🙂