So I really wanted to write a nice long meaningful post after reading (and sometimes even commenting on!) other people’s thoughts on the Great British Breastfeeding Bribe and The Child Abuse Publishing Scandal in the past week, but it turns out that once again its a case of me against the clock and the clock is winning by a country mile! In place of said post, I will share these two things which my children have done in the last week to make me smile (apologies to those of you who have already been regaled with the glad tidings):
In the car on the way to my Mum and Dad’s on Saturday myself and the boys got stuck in a tailback heading towards Twickenham (turns out there was a Rugger match on but we didn’t know that at the time). JJ (who had already freaked me out by telling me he needed to do a poo and couldn’t wait til Grandma’s, then sucked it back up and retracted his previous) asked me very earnestly why we were stuck in traffic. I replied “I don’t know, honey, maybe someone’s had an accident”. He waited a couple of minutes before asking “Do you think someone’s weed or pooed themselves Mummy?” – it took everything I had not to crack up. “Probably not” I said, and when he countered with “Why not mummy?” I could honestly say “I just don’t think it would cause this much of a tailback”…
Although I don’t really know what I’m doing, here’s a portal to Actually Mummy’s Wot So Funee? links page.
The other thing that wowed my dad and I on Saturday was 15 month old EJ responding to my instruction to go and get his dummy from where it was on the coffee table about 10 feet behind him by doing exactly that! He knew what I’d told him and did what I suggested! It might not sound like much but it shows just how much he has developed recently that he could understand and act on my words. My baby is growing up!!