I’ve written numerous times about “Mommy Milestones”…those experiences that mark some kind of turning of the tide…often something I have to work up the courage to do with my twin girls (now 5 1/2).
There were lots of Mommy Milestones when the girls were smaller. There was the first time I spent the day with the girls by myself, and the first time I took them out of the house by myself…there was the first time I took them to the pediatrician by myself, and the first time I took them to the park, outside the confines of their stroller.
These days, at 5 1/2, my girls are so grown up, and my Mommy Milestones are few and far between. Sure, there was their first day of Kindergarten a few weeks ago, but I count that more as a family milestone (although I am **terribly** proud of myself for not crying in front of them…that definitely counts for something in my book!).
Today, though, something is happening at our house, some turning of the tide. I can’t quite decide if it is to be classified as a Mommy Milestone, but like my No [Public] Crying Award for the first day of Kindergarten, there’s gotta be something written down.
Since the girls were tiny (and Baby A had freakishly long hair), I’ve taken the girls for their haircuts. I’ve gotten a trim, and then they’ve each sat in my lap for their turn.
Now, with me working full-time and my baby girls in school, things are changing. I went last week for a haircut (and glorious alone-time with my hairdresser…that hasn’t happened in YEARS!!!). Today, Daddy is carrying the girls after school for their haircuts…without me.
Truth be told, I may be a little more nervous for Daddy than for the girls. I know they’ll do fine. I don’t know if Hubby has a Milestone tally…but if he does…I imagine he’ll count this one.
I post this today as a reminder to us all to celebrate those little milestones. You can bet I’ll be enjoying a cookie in honor of today! ;)
What’s your latest milestone?
MandyE is mom to 5 1/2-year old fraternal twin girls. She blogs about their adventures, and her journey through motherhood, at Twin Trials and Triumphs.