Just a few short months ago, Amani learned to crawl. She took to it rather early, but she had to in order to keep up with her active big sisters. She couldn’t bear to miss out on the fun, I suppose. Since those first few awkward crawl stances, she’s become quite an expert. She’s taken to crawling so well, that it’s hard to keep up with her.
New moms always get a ton of advice prior to and after delivering their new baby. It seems as if anyone and everyone wants to offer a tip or trick that would benefit Mom. A lot of it is solid, valuable advice. And there is one piece of advice that I’ve been told repeatedly and even told other moms to try to follow.
Amani is one happy baby. She’s exceptionally playful and fun. She’ll readily flash a smile for anyone. She always brightens our days with her joyful personality.
The girl has quite a sense of humor, too. It seems as though she’s learned that certain actions will bring giggles and chuckles out of us. For example, when she passes gas — I never said it was a mature sense of humor — she’ll quickly shoot a glance at us, then smile ear to ear. Silly ol’ girl!
But even with all the sweet smiles she dishes out and the happy baby persona she exudes, there’s just one thing that she won’t do.
Now, I get it — by definition, a selfie is a picture of a single person taken of themselves, but everyone knows how resourceful moms are. We take a situation, any situation, and make if work for us and our children. You can’t escape a selfie in your social media feeds. They’re everywhere! But when it comes to moms, they’re not narcissistic. They’re necessary.