Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Humble Pie


So its been a month since the little fella has started moving, crawling, pulling himself up on the furniture and "cruising". It has also been a month that I now have to have eyes at the back of my head, constantly thinking where is he?! what is he touching?! After a couple of years not having to worry so much about the other two because they are a little older (now 5 and 7 years) , this constant worrying is exhausting. I find myself saying "naughty hands" ALL day. Except when he is napping...thank the Lord he still naps!

My friends would tell me their stories of the their toddlers, who played tea parties in the toilet (*winks at Paisley Jade*), or who would get into the cupboards, put things in the video players, or rip books. And I would say "My kids never did that". Inwardly feeling rather self-righteous about my parenting skills. I would watch the huggies ad for nappy pants with the toddler running away from his mother because he can't sit still at nappy changing time and think "My kids never do that". I would secretly pat my back when I heard the words "baby proofing"...Because you guessed it "my kids never needed that".

And so now I sit here eating humble pie, with my very normal little almost 1 year old, slightly exhausted and stressed to the max, who now does all those things and then some. And I am contemplating finally giving in and actually buying the stupid baby proofing cupboard locks.

I also think...Mr Inquisitive....Its so darn lucky you are cute!

6 comments:

Rachel Kate said...

Love this!! Not loving that you are stressed tho :( I am wondering whether Ty will be the same as he is so nosy at everything! Might have to get some tips xo

Sima J said...

it's true they can all be SOoo different! I want some of that pie .. it looks yum! haha :-)

PaisleyJade said...

hahahaha. He sure is cute - and I'm feeling for ya. Just pray he doesn't give up his naps at 2 like my little miss!

Elizabeth said...

Oh yes - our just over 1 year old has us on our toes also! Still 'discovering' things we need to baby-proof *grin*!

Meghan at MNM's said...

Nodding nodding! I know we felt quite smug after No. 1 but fast had to rethink when No. 2 came along. Little inquisitive fingers that got into everything!

The South African Kiwis said...

Great post, as always!