Maybe it’s because we’ve been housebound with Azita this week, but it seems that Azita is growing extraordinarily fast these past few days. Not physically — her 12 month clothes are still baggy and drooping. She’s growing in other ways, seeming more…more human, for lack of a better word.
Earlier in the week I noticed she was saying “thank you” whenever I would give her something she wanted. Later on that same day, she figured out how to climb up on the couch. There’s something so grown-up about your baby climbing up onto the couch to sit next to you.
The day after that, she started cleaning. Sort of. It’s not like she really got anything spotless, but she did grab her baby blanket and wipe down a tray and then scrubbed the floor. I’m think I’m going to make lemon sorbet out of this lemonade and teach her how to wash dishes.
Then yesterday, she stopped playing, got up, walked across the room, and grabbed her diaper caddy. And then, she did something I never thought she’s do. The girl who has been fighting diaper changes since she was just a few weeks old brought her caddy over to her dad, set it down on the floor next to him, and lay down on the floor next to the caddy. It was kind of unbelievable. I’m still shocked about it actually.
But it gets better. Today Roger noticed that Azita will bring you something if you ask her. Since then we’ve asked her to bring us just about everything in the family room — her trucks, her books, a ball, her blocks, pillows, magazines…There’s a pile of stuff at our feet while Azita lays across my lap asleep in my arms.
As I sit here I wonder what she will do tomorrow and the next day. Will the weekend end with her getting herself dressed in the morning or buckling herself into her car seat?
It seems like Azita is suddenly fast-forwarding through life. I’m just grateful that I’ve had this week, however hectic it has been, to catch a little of it.