Today we decided to try taking Gigi to a more pedestrian-friendly area of the city to “let her roam.” I didn’t bring our toddler carrier, or a stroller. I thought letting her run would be a nice change for her.
She loved it.
I nearly had a stroke.
This tiny girl has never needed limits, because prior to my entry into her life, her world was tiny. A few walls, a crib, maybe a trip or two to a playroom.
Now she has a whole world to RUN through, to explore, to touch, and, disgustingly, to taste.
It’s not surprising this trip out was a little bit of a nightmare for me. You would think I was new at this, that I had never adopted a preschooler before. I need to remember that I can’t hand her the whole world overnight and expect her to know how to manage it. She’ll end up backwards on a lot of things, simply because she hasn’t experienced them before.
–FullPlateMom, who will try harder next time, Gigi.