Thursday, August 19, 2010

Good Milestone, Bad Milestone

My third born child Gabriel is 21 months this week, and of course I enjoy seeing the new things he learns and the new abilities he has. Some abilities, however, are not my favorite.

Good milestone: Eating his food by himself with a fork and/or spoon.
Bad milestone: Being able to reach the forks and spoons in the drawer and throwing them all over the kitchen floor.

Good milestone: Reaching for a toy and being tall enough to grab it without whining for me.
Bad milestone: Reaching for the light switch and being tall enough to turn it on...and off...and on...and off...

Good milestone: The ability to climb on his own up the ladder to the play set.
Bad milestone: The ability to climb on his own to the top of Caleb's bunk bed...and then jumping on that top bunk.

Good milestone: Drinking out of a small cup with help.
Bad milestone: Drinking out of any cup and then spitting it all over the floor...just for fun.

Good milestone: Helping mommy by closing the door behind him when we leave my bedroom.
Bad milestone: Being able to open that door anyway.

I take it all in stride, the good and the bad. Sometimes I just have to stop and smile. I know he's just exploring his world!

Gabriel with my mom and Caleb...having too much fun watching a computer game!


3 Giggly Monsters said...

Following you from FFF hope you can follow me back at

Pris said...

I also found you at FFF... this was a really cute post... gotta love milestones!

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Doesn't it all happen so quickly? Enjoy it while it lasts. Rosemary

thechattymommy said...

Feeling for you, but laughing at you at the same time. lol
Your mom is beautiful!

Megan said...

These made me chuckle. While I don't have children of my own, I have 4 nephews and have seen my sisters go through all of these!

Mama Bird said...

New follower from FFF. We have a big boy haircut for our milestone this week! Pop by for a visit!

Beth said...

Following you from FFF! Hope you'll stop by and say hi!
Beth @ Two Monkeys & a Washtub

Des said...

Hello! Super Cute Blog!...following you from FFF.

Would ♥ to hear from you too.:)

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

LOL Those bring back a lot of memories.
Glad you joined in the fun at Friendly Friday! :)

Just Bits and Pieces said...

LOL! Visiting from NFF at Trendy Treehouse! I can totally relate....our #3 (girl after 2 boys) just turned 21 months too!!!

The Sanders Family said...

Love this post! What a great idea! You're right, with the good comes the bad. But in the long run, they are all cherished memories that give us a good laugh looking back. My Gavin at 13 months old was just discovered in his brothers' room on the top of the bunk bed ladder the other day. Completely frightening sight, but something I later will look back on and laugh long as he lives through it. Ha! :)

Alison said...

Just over from Friendly Friday. I have 4 children and have learned (by the grace of God) that even the "bad milestones" are blessings b/c they show normal development.

Enjoy this precious goes faster than I can say.



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Doreen McGettigan said...

Oh how cute those little guys are. They grow up so fast; I know everyone says it but it is so true so enjoy each milestone. I am a new visitor and follower from New Friend Friday. I hope when you have a chance you will stop by to say hello.

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