Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Missing Out

So I am always saying how my kids are lucky because we have land and animals. Well today I realized that they are deprived of one major thing in life in which I was greatly blessed with as a kid. FAMILY! We were at Keegan's Speech Therapist's today and Breckyn and I were in the waiting room. She was being really good and playing with some blocks. After a while, a little baby about 8 or 9 months old, started crawling toward Breck. It was at this moment I realised that she has had MAYBE 6 opportunities to interact with babies. How sad! She kept on scooting away from her and when she looked at me, it seemed that she was scared. I realized that I was not alone, when the babies mom told her that the baby would not hurt her. It took about 15 minutes before Breckyn was comfortable enough to play with her and even then it was at a safe distance.

This broke my heart. At first I thought it was funny until I realised how much she is missing out on. When I was growing up, we had family galore. They were everywhere and we were always together AND there were always babies.

So even though my kids have been extremely blessed, I really want them to know their family. We have 3 nieces: Ali, Devyn and Raylee, all of whom are under 18 months and we have seen Ali and Raylee once back in May and Devyn I believe we have seen 3 maybe 4 times. The kids know them mainly through pictures.

BUT as this will not change any time soon, I will have to settle for the baby dolls. Don't get me wrong. We have some family close and allot of still is just not the same as I had.

Ok.....thanks for letting me pout. I feel a little better now.

Breckyn is about the same age in these pictures as the baby was.