I have few authentic memories from my childhood. I tend to believe that most have been made memories from stories told to me by my mother.
My first memory, at the age of two, is being left in a nursery at a ski lodge very young and crying until they gave me popcorn. Then my mom returned to check on me and I started crying all over again.
I remember, on that same trip, ice skating and falling, only to be helped up by another little girl who became my skating partner for the rest of that day.
But mostly, I remember dancing.
Ballet was and always will be my first love. I could have danced every single second of the day and never tired one bit. In fact, later on as a teenager I did.
And so when my daughter came into this world, I admit being anxious to share my love of dancing with her. No pressure, no requirements for her to become something that I was not. Just the opportunity to share with her the joy, solace, and beauty that I found in dance.
We're asking you post your experiences of engaging in something with your child that you did as a kid. It's in honor of Highlights 60th Anniversary (can you believe that?). Please consider joining us today and heck, maybe you'll win a prize!
And if you're not familiar with Highlights' new publication for 2-6 year olds, called HIGH FIVE, definitely check it out. Quinlan has been getting it for over a year now and it's one of her favorite things to read and enjoy.
Late addition: I'm trying to wean Drew (almost 14 months) and I need help. Since I nursed Q until 21 months, it was a bit easier. He's fine during the day at nap time (well, if my husband is home), but at night it's a nightmare. He doesn't really like regular milk (will drink some soy), and in the middle of the night when the huz goes in, he screams and won't stop for like an hour. He'll push the bottle away and just point to the door.
Currently he nurses before bed and then around two times in the middle of the night. I really want to wean him in the next few weeks.
Please EMAIL me with your suggestions. Thanks.