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April 22, 2010

This is the acronym I came across in an e-mail from my husband yesterday in response to something I sent him. I knew he was playing off the popular WWJD? (What Would Jesus Do?) idea, but I didn’t know what “BG” was supposed to stand for in his iteration of the question.

I thought about it for a moment. Then it came to me. What Would Baby Girl Do? “Baby Girl” is one of the many nicknames we have for our daughter. I laughed out loud when I realized his intent. And as I’ve thought more about it, he was totally on to something, and I’m now convinced I should be taking a page from Baby Girl’s example more often.

So just what exactly does Baby Girl do in response to the many activities going on in her life?

She laughs. Or Cries. She jumps up and runs to the window to see who’s at the door. Or she remains seated and makes the new visitor come to her. She walks with purpose in the intention of her heart’s desire (usually her sippie cup). Or she  throws said sippie cup completely across the room with a surprising strength (certainly not inherited from her mom).

In short, she knows what she wants, and she makes sure she gets it. Perhaps there is wisdom in her ways. She knows what she wants. She makes no qualms about it. She advances confidently in the direction of her desires. And she usually gets what she wants (sippie cup, a hug, blankie, to go outside). And she caps it all off by sleeping soundly at night eager and roaring to do it all over again the next morning.


Perhaps today mom learns from baby.