What Have We Been Up To This Week?
This week we have noticed so many changes. When Teddy was 5 months old, he was very much still laying down in one place. He was happy to watch us all walk about the room and if we gave him a toy to play with he would hold it carefully in his hands and inspect every little bit of it with intense focus, complete with a determined frown.
George, at 5 months, is moving about at every waking moment, launching himself off of people’s laps and rolling across the room at the speed of light. Slight exaggeration of course, but certainly at a fair speed seeing as he manages it in the same amount of time as it takes me to pop to the kitchen to put the kettle on.
I try not to compare the two of them but it is really hard not to! You refer back to your first time round for guidance through varying degrees of development and when the two don’t align then it is really noticeable. Not surprisingly, I mean, they are two completely different individuals, even if they do come from the same source.
As well as chasing a rolling super baby around the room, we have actually had a pretty action packed week. Visits to grandparents houses, an animal park and a Fire Station’s open day were all top of the list. Am quite proud of myself for having so much planned and getting out of the house intact and ready for adventure. No easy feat with two young ones and all that goes with them! It is so sweet every time we leave the house because Teddy gets super excited and declares ‘We…gon…on…a… adventcher!’.
Have enjoyed using my new car for these adventures, and love the fact that it is so much bigger than my old one! No more fitting everything in like I am figuring out a Rubix Cube puzzle and no more stooping down and breaking my back when strapping the boys into their seats. It has a massive boot too, so I can just load the buggy up with room to spare and not have to sit on the back door to get it to close. Am constantly fearing it will conk out as I get so paranoid buying cars second-hand but, so far, so good.*
*hugs every wooden surface in the house for good fortune to continue*.
Teddy has been developing his speech even more and coming out with full sentences and interacting more and more coherently everyday. Upon saying good morning to him the other day, I was pulling the blind up at his window with my back facing him, and all of a sudden, his little voice said ‘Morning Mimmy, how are you?’. I have never been so overjoyed to hear someone enquire after me. But I played it cool and said ‘I’m well thank you darling, how are you?’. Best conversation I have ever had!
Additional Findings and Information From This Week:
- ‘Mimmy’ is not a typo. I am ‘Mimmy’. ‘Mummy’ is obviously not the correct label for me in Teddy’s view. We just have to be different I guess.
- We went to an animal park and met a load of meerkats. They were brilliant and so full of character! And I learnt that a group of them are referred to as a ‘mob’?! Made me laugh to myself, they look quite gangster like with their dark little faces and jittery appearance, as if they are on a lookout for a police raid!
- Spider watch is still ongoing in the house and almost every day I have been having unwanted encounters with one arachnid or another. They really need to keep their distance from me. If I have shoes on or am hoovering, it turns into a ‘every man for himself’ situation!
- Just because you take your kids to something that they should enjoy, doesn’t mean that they actually will enjoy it. Toddlers especially. Sometimes things are too much fun and that means they get overwhelmed and tired easily which means that they actually spend most of the time crying and having to have time outs. Which is exactly what they do when they are bored too. Seriously, you can’t win sometimes. But it’s the taking part that counts right?