This looks ridiculous.There is perfectly good grass on the cow’s side of the fence but it is going under the fence to try and eat some grass from the other side. There is grass on each side but the cow wants the grass that he doesn’t have. Dumb Cow.
I call the cow dumb but really I shouldn’t because this is exactly what I and other mom’s out there do. Today I saw a girl who looked one but was walking so masterfully I thought maybe she was two. Then I started to get jealous because Princess A isn’t walking yet. I asked the Mom her daughter’s age and she said “Oh, she just turned one.” Inside I turned red with envy because this girl is the exact same age as Princess A and not just walking but walking well.
So to cover my jealousy I said, “Wow, she is such a good walker.”
The girl’s mom turned to me and said, “Yeah, but she doesn’t have any teeth yet which is starting to stress me out. Your daughter has beautiful teeth. How old is she?”
I was flabbergasted because the mom that I was jealous of was jealous of me. Doesn’t she know that teething makes you want to down a bottle of vodka? Doesn’t she know it hurts when a baby with 10 teeth bites you? Doesn’t she know how hard it is to brush a babies teeth? Doesn’t she realize how lucky she is to have a walking baby? Now she gets to buy glam shoes!
No, she doesn’t know these things because she is too focused on the fact that her daughter has no teeth. And I don’t realize how cute my daughter’s teeth are because I am too busy focusing on how she can’t walk.
So just like the old saying goes “the grass is always greener on the other side”…. “the baby is always greener on the other side”.
So Today I have decided to stop focusing and comparing my baby to the greener baby on the other side so to speak. Now I will just focus on Princess A’s beautiful teeth and all of her many talents.
image via Panoramio.com