Someday, You WILL Have a Child… JUST Like You.

It appears my mother’s greatest wish/curse has *mostly* come true.

I have had a child JUST like me.

Okay, maybe Lil Diva sleeps more (thank god)…. but I don’t have a g-ma close by to help me catch up on sleep like my mom did.

My mom is one of my blog readers, and today, she sent me this email.


I really enjoyed your blog about Lil Diva’s latest epics.  She reminds me so much of you when you were little.

On hanging.  You were 9 months old and walking, running at 9 1/2 months. 

Around 8 1/2 months you wanted nothing more to do with your crib.  You climbed up on the soft bumper pads and white kitty (note: crib was on highest setting not lowest setting), and proceeded to climb over top, making gurgling noises (so pleased with yourself and your success). I ran in to see what was going on and there you were hanging by your hands, dangling from the crib. 

You saw me, let go and dropped to the hard wood floors.  You proceeded to turn, look at me and grinned for all you were worth, so proud of what you had done. I nearly had a heart attack but the crib side was lowered immediately, rugs put under the railing, bumper pads removed, and we then had to get up very early each morning (you only needed about 4-5 hrs sleep per night) for the next 4 years.

Around 5 years of age, you decided you liked to sleep in in the mornings.

Also from the time you were first born until school age when you were hungry, you wanted it now and couldn’t get food fast enough.

You loved to perform before an audience and be the center of attention.

I have wanted to share these memories with you for some time. Hope you enjoy. 🙂

Love you so much and looking forward to visiting with all of you.

Love, hugs and kisses. 🙂



I smiled when I read the email. My baby girl really is so much like me.

Then I cursed.

Because my daughter is just like me!  She’s temperamental, tenacious, and stubborn. She’s already over dramatic.

Today (having her slide denied her) she started attempting to climb up on the kids picnic table where The Tackler has his snacks/lunch.

I’m certain she will figure out the crib in the near future.

Her current room is the old guest bedroom. With the exception of the master bedroom and the garage, it is the least childproof room in the house.Categories

Visions of curfew battles lurk in the future.

I am so screwed.

But I plan on loving every minute of it.


About Kelly K @ Dances with Chaos

Kelly K has learned the five steps to surviving of motherhood: 1) Don't get mad. Grab your camera. 2) Take a photograph. 3) Blog about it. 4) Laugh. 5) Repeat. She shares these tales at Dances with Chaos in order to preserve what tiny amount of sanity remains. You can also find her on her sister blog, Writing with Chaos ( sharing memoir and engaging in her true love: fiction writing. It's cheaper than therapy.
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