Toddler? Baby? Martha certainly seems *very* toddler-esque since turning 1 and is such a little character! She’s so much fun, but with a really stubborn streak too.
Growing up, I didn’t have career goals or much of an idea what I wanted to be, other than a mother. I discarded the notion of being a journalist after a summer’s work experience at the local rag and beyond that, all I truly knew was that I would one day be a mummy. Then I became one.
If you are regularly bombarded by my incessant Instagramming (Insta Spamming?), then you know that I am addicted to taking snapshots of our daily lives. I don’t do perfectly curated photos because I’m not a perfectly curated human, but I love being able to capture a moment that will never ever happen again. Isn’t that one of the absolute joys of modern technology?
Ah toddlers. Terrible Twos, Threenagers, Ferocious Fours. These delightful titles are bestowed upon our little people as they transition from wriggly babies to babbling toddlers and parents of children these ages will undoubtedly understand why. (For the record these are the more socially acceptable ones I’ve heard.) But why are toddlers so egocentric, grumpy, demanding and bloody difficult? While I am most certainly guilty of (frequently) bemoaning the ‘challenging’ aspects of Toby’s personality, in the difficult times I desperately want to try and bear in mind why he’s being such a nightmare displaying these typical toddler qualities. How can Phil and I can help him to develop?
With summer making a valiant attempt to show its face, the kids and I have done some flower arts and crafts this month in the hope of convincing the sun to hang around for a while. Sticks, paint, pins and fabric all feature in our floral toddler creations this month, fitting with the May Bostik Blogger theme.