Blue: in so many ways today. My mother used to say "When you're a mother, you'll understand" to just about everything. She cried when she left me at college. I always thought her tears were because she would miss me; Yesterday, I realized it was much, much more than that.
We've recently added a pillow and blanket to Mootsie's crib. A big girl bed isn't too far off. I see it as the very first step -- albeit a tiny step -- in her journey toward autonomy, and it's a bit unnerving. Mom, now I really do understand. All I can do is make her room a place where she's safe, secure, comfortable, happy and knows she's loved.
Photo of Blue Bed in Flea Market Style by Emily Chalmers