Things That Make Me Happy: #52
#52: Babies and Children
It’s probably why I started babysitting as soon as it was legal. I love the way babies smell, I love when they smile and laugh, I love their innate curiosity. Babies are so soft and squishy. I love when a little kid climbs onto my lap or holds my hand. I love when babies and little kids discover things for the first time. There is so much wonder and joy in, like, cardboard boxes and stuffed animals and plastic blocks.
I think about having kids often. Not that we’re having children right now (bling before baby!), but there are a surprising amount of families in Manhattan. I live on the Upper West Side, which is like the Park Slope of Manhattan, so I see children and babies all the time. Now that I’m in my mid-twenties, babies are at the forefront of thinking. I am already trying to lower my A1C into the Baby Range. I figured, “Might as well start now.” Knowing my A1C track record, I need all the time I can get! Maybe it’s my biological clock ticking away now that I’m in my mid-twenties, but I feel like I noticed babies a lot more than I did when I was younger. Not that it’s a problem, since I’m noticing the most adorable creatures on the planet!
Today, a member of the diabetes community welcomed her own little baby into the world. Although a baby is still in the distant future for me, I dream of the day when I will do the same.