Mommoisseurs : Recipes | Wine | Camaraderie

Recipes | Wine | Tips & Tricks | Camaraderie | #momlife

Monster in Pink

Callie had just started taking steps, and she was only nine-months-old.  This changed everything, of course, so we had to baby-proof our house, including moving her crib up to the highest notch.  Rather than realize what this truly meant for me, I was a proud mama. I mean, whose children really start taking steps at nine months?  I already had an over-achiever!
   One evening after her daddy and I’d put her to bed, I talked him into watching a scary movie with me.  Scary movies had always been my thing…but not so much my husband’s.  It usually took a little probing, but he often gave in.
   So, there we were in the dark, huddled up under the blanket—me oftentimes hiding my face in his shoulder.  It had just gotten to the scary part, the monster was about to come out of the closet when we heard a soft knock, knock, knock coming from Callie’s bedroom door.  We turned our heads and we saw two large shadows underneath her door that appeared to be feet, illuminated in the darkness from her nightlight.
   I’m quite embarrassed to say, rather than my brave motherly instinct kicking in and me running in to save my daughter from the intruder, I shrank away in terror, pushing my husband off the couch to go investigate.  I could tell he was scared too, but he jumped up and headed to her door, opening it slowly.
   On the other side of the door was, in fact, not a monster, but my precious little daughter in her pink pajamas.  She smiled as if she’d won the baby jackpot.  And…she had.  She’d learned how to get out of her crib at nine months, forcing us to get her a big-girl bed.  Which then in turn, led to our next battle of parenthood–keeping her in her bed.

Print Friendly

Related Posts

You Might Also Like

Optimistic? Or just plain ol’ dumb parenting?

Why you should take responsiblity for your child’s success in school

Mommy, that dream catcher you gave me doesn’t work!

Our book cover: God closes one door and opens another

Dear Lord

Different kids, different ages, different stages…It’s all good!

Desperate times call for desperate measures

There’s No Such Thing as a Modest Mother

Happy Birthday Callie Jo!

Old friends and road trippin’

The Down & Dirty on True Whole Grain

And…now he’s 3

Kiddos & plane rides = Disaster

Everyday Skillet Lasagna

Memorial Day 2012

Working Mommies: It’s Time to Let Go of The Guilt!

The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces

Body image & the world of parenting

Finding Your Own Identity as a Mommy

The Fall of a Legendary Football Coach…and More

The Seven Year Itch

The people who say you can’t

Then there was Kindergarten…

Autism Pirate

Starbucks anyone?

Finally! The Jones Family is Back…

Creating your own hybrid family

A NEW New Years Resolution

Another Easter…A New Spring

Rooster: Our Newest Family Member

Here I go again…Models & Photoshop

My Guilty Pleasure: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Wine Review: Pacific Rim Riesling

Thanks to ALL OF YOU!

Keeping Up with the Cleavers…or Not So Much

The Wedding of a Lifetime

Why moms shouldn’t get sick

National Moms Relaxation Day: A day of pure indulgence

Reason #6 • I continue to set unreasonable expectations for myself…and therefore I often fail.

Is it Colic, Acid Reflux, or Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy?

How did I forget that potty training sucks?

Happy 2nd birthday to my baby boy!

Are We Seriously Already Having This Conversation?

Babysitting woes & Eric Church

Reason #1 ~ I am a Good Mother! Cheers!

The Precious Age of 6

What is it with bad boys anyway?

A Valentine’s Broken Heart

What I’ve Learned from New Years Resolutions

Doing it All

Preschool Graduation

Reason #33: How Do I Explain Death to My Baby?

Cardinal Rule #1: Thou shalt not sleep in thy mother’s bed

Who gets sick on vacation, anyway?

Being Charitable has NEVER Been Easier

Another Embarrassing Pediatrician Story

Or…Not Doing It All

The gift of giving: Our first contribution to our charities

Saving/Budgeting…It’s Easier Than I Thought!

Skinny girls are not glamour girls

The end to an epic summer

Why do boys have tails?

A party fit for a 2-year-old

Enjoying the beautiful things in life

Cheese Stuffed Beef Rolls

Reason #39: I’m Pretty Sure Everyone Has Seen or Touched My Boobs Now

Wine: How much is too much?

Penn State Scandal~It’s Time for Mommies to Take a Stand

Katrina & Leah: The story of us

Give It Up Ladies-No Mom is Perfect!

The New Era of Babysitting

The terrible twos begin…

A Fabulous Epp Family Christmas

What moms want from a President

Man publicly shames 3-Year-old daughter

What Is It You Fiending For?

The New Age of Dinosaurs

Bossy Mommy

Home James Home

Mother’s Day around the world

The Heavy: A Mother, a Daughter, A Diet – A Mother Goes to Extremes

Squashing this all-American dream

Sister Wives ~ Paving the Way for Plural Marriage Acceptance?

Leave a Reply