However, we can agree I'm neither generous nor brief, so first I'm going to force you to look at 11-month photos of my no-longer-so-wee Master P and further, implore you to comment on how delicious he is.
We parents like to pretend we have some valid excuse for foisting baby photos on innocents - something along the lines of "keeping everyone updated" blah blah blah. What we actually mean is, "Look, I'm trying my best here, there is no guidebook to doing this right, yet the baby is still alive. Please just give me some validation and tell me my kid is cute even if you secretly think he looks like a mini-Trump."
It has been a good yet challenging few weeks on the parenting front here at Pretty HQ. In addition to taking his first steps, Master P is also getting two teeth and battling an ear infection while we attempt to suss out the source of his ongoing sniffles. He's finally working on his "mamamamama", after months of cruelly going on & on about "dadadadada", and is wanting extra snuggle time* with the former. Signs of a burgeoning temper are popping up, complete with wails of being VERY ANNOYED INDEED with mamamama when he isn't at liberty to practice said walking every moment of the day.
*Show of hands - who thought the phrase "extra snuggle time" would ever be deployed here? Me neither.
What I actually mean by all this is, "Look, I'm trying my best here, there is no guidebook to doing this right, yet the baby is still alive. Please just give me some validation and tell me my kid is cute even if you secretly think he looks like a mini-Trump."
Ahem. And so I bring you Master P's 11-month photo shoot or, more accurately, our attempt at same:
And . . . cue validation!
Oh, and of course the super-duper, luck-duckiest winner of one three-month subscription to E-Mealz (click there to keep Mama in handbags) is . . . Misty! I'll put the kind E-Mealz people in touch with you in one hot minute. Thanks for playing, everyone!