I have gotten pretty good at keeping Sadie distracted while I'm doing something that doesn't include changing diapers and wiping her runny nose. Like, I will only run when it's feeding time. I stick her in her crib with a bottle and she will usually last about 30 minutes. Or, I take a shower when she is sleeping.
Sometimes something comes up and I can't work around her schedule. The other day I needed to take a shower but Sadie wasn't ready for a nap. I placed her on the floor near the bathroom. I left her with toys and hoped she would be fine. But, the minute she heard the shower turn on, she started to cry. She cried while I washed my face. She cried while I washed my hair. She cried while I shaved my legs. It was the cry that I hate. It was like, "Hey, I know everything is fine but I want attention."
So, I rushed my shower and just as I was rinsing the conditioner out of my hair, she stopped. I got a little worried because I had no idea what would have made her stop. As I was drying my hair, I heard her talking to herself. She was giggling and making her cute baby sounds that I love. I peeked over the corner and there she was on her tummy, posing in the mirror. She had found herself and liked what she saw.
What can I say? My baby has good taste!