Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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!