I really appreciate and respect Nora’s desire to grunt awhile before taking a nap. She sits in her car seat as I rock her, looking off into the distance, letting her chin fall to her chest, no longer trying to hold up the weight of her own head and grunts: Huuuyyyygggghhhh. Mmnnnuuuuyyyyggghhh.
I want to do that before I go to sleep, or, truthfully, whenever I feel like a good grunt.
I love how uninhibited she is. She does a lot of things that I think most adults secretly wish they could do. Here are a few more examples:
She makes stretching and rubbing her eyes look like eating decadent chocolate cake.
She can asleep anywhere, and it’s a deep, peaceful, I’m-on-vacation sort of sleep.
If she’s just a little irritated at you, she’ll just cry in your face. She’s like, “I don’t want you to show me that toy anymore! I know it was hilarious a second ago, but I am no longer amused!”
(Related to the last one), she gives in to her mood swings. She will smile at you through tears or cry at you after a laugh.
She is not afraid of a little eye contact. Most people have trouble looking someone straight in the eye for a good while, but she does not turn away. I love this about her. She has not yet learned to be embarrassed or shy, and it makes her the most earnest person I know.
She finds the most mundane things interesting – like, Mommy drying her hair. Curious.
She’s confident in her body, especially those super awesome thighs.
She doesn’t cover her mouth when she coughs or sneezes.
She lets it out in a lot of other ways too. I think most of us are glad we’ve learned a little bit of restraint in certain areas, though.
Still, you’ve got to respect the babe.