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Unsung Milestones

I don’t know hoe you were when you first became a parent, but with my first, I was a little obsessed with milestones at first.

You know, the normal kind of milestones: first smile, first tooth, first time rolling over…

But there is another kind of milestone.  These ones can’t be found in a book or cute little checklist format.  These are the milestones were seldom (if ever) take the time to document because, well…they kind of make us annoyed.

I’m talking of things like: first tantrum in a public place, first time your kid pooped his/her pants, first time a mirror was “washed” with toothpaste (hiya little sister!).

And, of course, first time your kid figured out that if you keep the drain closed, the water will eventually overflow from the bathroom sink.

Yeah.  That one happened today.  My daughter decided to wash her hands by herself.  I should have known something was wrong; she’d been far too quiet far too long.  She came upstairs completely drenched saying that there was a spill downstairs.  I went downstairs to find the bathroom sink overflowing, taps still running and a rather large puddle on the floor.

On the plus side, my basement bathroom floor is clean now.  Plus, she did come and get me she could have just decided to continue playing in the water.

Do you have any unsung milestones to add to the list?