Monthly Archives: September 2011
Is it a pre-requisite to being a mum that you constantly feel like life is flying past you at lightening speed? Freya is suddenly stepping away from the baby and literally hurtling herself towards being a full-on toddler who says no! and poo! At all the wrong times. Last night Marko and I went to her nursery to meet the staff in the toddler room, where she’ll move when she turns two. That was when it hit me…SHE’LL BE TWO IN TWO MONTHS! It felt like I’d just stepped off the rollercoaster ride. How the heck did that happen? It used to feel like she’d be a baby forever, but suddenly she’s in a completely different clothes section in Mothercare, she does not take kindly to being told what to do and she remembers when I’ve promised her we’ll do painting after her nap. My little baby isn’t so little anymore.
When Marko and I got home we went to look in on her sleeping in her cot and, with relief, I saw her snuggled with her teddies looking very much like a baby. I made a vow to enjoy every square inch of her chubby cheeks all the more, but of course that’s another pre-requisite to being a mum isn’t it? You spend all your time trying to enjoy enjoying everything because you know it won’t last forever. And then, when you forget to enjoy enjoying everything, well, you don’t enjoy that at all. Which is confusing. So today I am trying to focus on the plus side to all this growing. Here are some of Freya’s latest words…
Bubble, wow, oghurt (yoghurt), oggy (doggy), towel, no, mummy, cake, moo, baa, quack (from the farm), car, wall, slide, poo. The last one has been a little over-used actually.