For one thing, Crew is now running around. "A year ago he was in my arms, sleeping most of the time," says Gaines in the video. "Now he's walking and I definitely I have to keep my eyes on him. It's a different ballgame."Still, it makes her nostalgic for when her other children (Drake, Ella, Duke, Emmie) were at that stage; she refers to them as "shop babies" with "dirty feet."
"It just reminds me of the good old days," she adds.So there's Crew tugging on the designs as Mom smiles along, Crew toddling down a hallway exploring, Crew learning how to pet the new puppy Chip recently brought home . Though at this age, that "petting" is somewhere between a caress and a slap.
"I thought we were maxed out with dogs, but ..." Joanna grins. "We now have six dogs. We like to say this is Crew's puppy."
Don't try to fix everything. Give young kids a chance to find their own solutions. When you lovingly acknowledge a child's minor frustrations without immediately rushing in to save her, you teach her self-reliance and resilience.
Well, they are very sweet together, as is the whole video. Be sure to check it out: It'll make you want to go shopping and give you the warm fuzzies, thanks to Crew!