SO! My little one is walking now. Talea is ten months old and nearly running already. Still has the most beautiful smile I have ever seen. Long wild curly hair. Loves to climb and make noise. She really, really wants to talk so bad. Her mother took her to a sign language class called Baby Fingers a few months ago, and she's starting to get the hang of signing at us for what she wants. Mostly food. It's so wonderful to recognize that my daughter is actually communicating with us and we can understand her. My wife is brilliant. I would have never thought of something like that. Tren, my wife, is always looking for some class or researching some information about the development of infants/children and trying something or planning something. I am a very fortunate individual. Smart too. I married her. ;-)
I love being home with Talea. Tren has recently gone back to school to finish her last semester, so me being without a job is semi-convenient for us both. The only problem is things cost money. Not hurting yet, but I'm going to need some income coming in soon. I'm not worried. But I'm not stupid either. I'm putting some things in motion. We'll see what pans out and what does not. For the most part I'm happy, my wife is happy, and, more important than anything else in this universe or any other, my daughter is happy and safe.
Here's something to brighten your life until next time I post.
Can't tell me that isn't Daddy's little girl.
P.S. To all the parents that stay home and actually take care of their kids, stay strong. It is the hardest work there is. It is also the most important work one can do, raising a life. Respect.