By Leaps and Bounds
Thursday 25th of August 2011 07:37 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
(Either that tub is shrinking or Millie is getting bigger.)
The pile of laundry wasn't the only thing that grew while we were on vacation.
Millie seemed to have morphed from babyhood to adolescence. Well, she still acts like a puppy. That's a cross that Ralph just has to bear.
But I'm no longer worried that her little legs won't make it back to the house during our morning walks.
Here she was on June 16, her little legs pumping to keep up with Ralph.
Two months later, on August 15, she's the one keeping both Ralph and me on our toes.
It's amazing how quickly little ones grow in that first year. It's a lesson we witness all the time on the farm with baby calves.
Come January, I'll have a whole new way to learn that lesson when our first grandchild is born. I told my daughter it was probably a good thing I didn't know whether we are adding a girl or boy to the family. My pocketbook just might have come back home a little lighter had I known whether to buy ruffles or camouflage at Yellowstone.
Hmmm ... I wonder if that's the reason the secret will soon be revealed. With both first-time Grandmas hanging out in the miniature clothing aisle, that appears to be a smart move.