Milestones I take for granted
It feels like two minutes since I was writing my last milestone post about The Chops’ first birthday back in February. How does the time run away with us so quickly? So much has changed in our lives in the last few months, that I’m consistently surprised that my little explorer has made any developments at all, let alone the floods of progress he makes on a seemingly daily basis.
I have no comparative data but I (obviously) like to think I’ve got a genius on my hands.
WARNING THIS POST IS A BIG FAT PROUD MUMA BRAG!
When Hugo started uttering little things here and there like mama, or dadada I wondered when that would become real words. Well, it’s now. He can say words, but it’s the expression and the conversations that he’s clearly having that get me. I was in the park the other day (shock horror), he’s sat there swinging back and fourth happy as Larry saying ‘Up’ ‘Go’. Willing anyone and everyone to hear I repeated this at the top of my voice.
It was only when I was talking to another mummy that it occurred to me that not all children his age are so vocal. #proudparent
I’m so used to watching The Chops run away with his arms in the air that I forget that it’s a huge achievement for him. I watch him chasing after other children wanting to play (evidently I’m either boring or prematurely uncool). When he’s not runwalking, that odd in between stage, he’s climbing. There’s not a surface on this house that’s safe anymore.
The colours of the rainbow
My nan has a rainbow coloured rug in her conservatory, it’s blocks of colour. I thought she was joking when she said ‘he knows which one’s green and which one’s purple’. Low and behold, he joyfully pointed out the different colours as she called them out one by one. He even attempted to say purple! Clearly a genius.
He opens the gate (if mummy leaves it open like a dipstick), climbs up the stairs, like a greyhound on a racetrack. At the top, he’ll either close the gate and walkrun off laughing that mummy’s locked out. Or he’ll start his descent, backwards. MILESTONE MOMENT. Shame he’s not applying his principle to getting off our bed yet, because it’s a far better game to throw yourself off and get caught by an terrified parent isn’t it?
Drawing mummy a picture
Ok sometimes, the crayons get eaten more than they get played with, but – this is a new one. I never realised that it was even a milestone but they do evidently class scribbling and drawing as a box to be ticked. I’m waiting for the smug mummy with lovely pictures to dissolve into hairless mummy with ‘unique’ wallpaper.
All the gnashers
Yes, all of them. Bar I think 3 of the very back molars. It’s felt like a never ending cycle. Since he was around 4 months old they’ve popped through one by one. When we saw the dentist for the first time she was very surprised that he had so many teeth. I’m hoping the rest come soon, then we might be in the clear. It awful seeing him in so much pain.aalinkup(5)