Responsible parenting and leadership are a start. In between reaching for the sky (Toy Story rocks).

Screw the darkness. I prefer the lightness of Pop.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Take it from Bea, baby pillow diving is the bestest.

Being pretty introverted and fearful as a toddler, I don't remember pillow diving. In fact, I don't remember much of anything before 5 years old and I asked the question recently "Would Bea?".

We'd like to believe she will, regardless of how the brain develops from 0-3 years old. Maybe we're naive parents, but we believe that a loving and consistently secure environment facilitates those memories sticking, or at least some happy vestige of them, as well as developing a confident child bounding fearlessly and faithfully to responsible adulthood.

Mama and I both had our bouts with scary, instability growing up; I believe Mama faired better sooner than me, although thankfully we did both eventually grow up aware and learned to adapt and elevate -- all before we had children.

But I cannot imagine what it would be like to be a toddler (or parent) in Darfur or Afghanistan or Iraq or Burma or poor U.S. inner-city gang-ridden neighborhoods (list goes on and on sadly).

Cannot imagine.

Creating stable, loving environments for our families is where we can make a difference and where can start.

That I can imagine.

Take it from Bea, baby pillow diving is the bestest.


  1. It's amazing the lack of fear to just let yourself fall. Finley does the same thing on the bed. Just stands up and falls back. Even climbing outside there is no fear.

  2. I know. It's crazy, isn't it? No fear. Bea does the stairs that way too.

    Let's keep it that way combined with awareness and street smarts.


  3. Pillow diving is pretty sweet. My little man likes to do it while yelling "bonk". It amazes me how often I have to say "no, bonk" daily.

  4. Absolutely. Bea lives and breathes bonk and Mama and Daddy are nursemaids to the rescue. *sigh*

    But it's fun. Indeed it is.