1. Cardboard Boxes
You know the drill. You buy your baby a nice new toy, and they spend the afternoon completely fascinated and delighted with the box it came in. So simple! What ever makes you happy, little one.
2. Paper Products
Sure, the purpose of a paper product is to clean messes. But what happens when the paper products are part of the mess?? Your mind is blown, and your baby is extremely happy.
3. Waking up at 5am
Nowadays, when we have to wake up extra early, we grumble through it. Not babies! They wake up excited and ready to start the day. They don’t care what hour it is! They’re done sleeping - time to play!
Think about it. Bubbles are pretty neat. To babies, they are the source of endless fascination. Bath time with the little one is always something to look forward to when you’ve got such a curious baby to hang out with.
5. Pots and Pans
Sometimes, at the end of a long day, the last thing you want to see is a frying pan. You’re too tired to cook, and take-out seems like a pretty solid option at this point. But then you see this scene on your kitchen floor, and you suddenly want to make her a million pancakes.
6. The tutu she insists on wearing for a full week
She’s in love with it. She feels like a real ballerina. She dances up and down the hallways, and you can’t help but smile and encourage her. Until it’s time to wash it, of course.
7. Pretending - and believing - that they can fly
Under your careful watch, babies can fly. At least, in their minds they can. All it takes is a swing set, or even just a simple toss in the air.
8. Not really knowing what the internet is
Imagine a day where you felt no need to check your email, or to keep up with your various social media presences. Does the thought seem ridiculous? Kind of, yeah. You’ve gotta admire your baby for being completely content sans Facebook. They’re just livin’ life, and lovin’ it.
Babies don’t mind getting older! In fact, they love it. Presents! Attention! Being surrounded by people they love! It’s a dream come true!
10. Being tickled
It’s hard to say who enjoys a good baby tickle session more - the little one, or you. That laugh is like music. The best music.
Every iteration of peekaboo is like the first. Endless enjoyment. Never gets old.
12. Exploring new places
Your baby is ever-curious, and always learning. Your baby loves lots, and loves unconditionally. Your baby is the best.