Hello and welcome to one of my The Parenting Adventures blogs, one of my many subjects I like to write about.
I share here tales of what is like to be a mum for the first time.
As I write this my son has now woken up from his nap, thinking like usual I have plenty of time to get on with something. Why do I always kid myself?
My son is now two years old and everyday there is something new, he loves his new little tent I bought for him for Christmas, even though at first he did look very weary, but then saw me get in and thought "Well it looks OK" and now I can't get him out of it.
I love the playtime we have playing peaky boo and making funny noises that make him laugh. Singing to him which he now tries to imitate and dance. He even copies us when me and Elv are doing our exercise training, which is a good thing.
Children at this age really do seem to pick up so much, and so it is the case of being careful, as I do not want my son copying me when swearing, and getting cross. So it is the case of trying to hold it together at times you want to scream as you have little eyes looking up at you.
He is watching me now sitting on my lamp typing, which he appears to be fascinated with. Don't be surprised at this age their naps are shorter and they appetite changes, as they are growing constantly and so will need to be fed more than when they were 18 months old, then 24 months and now he is 25 months in 3 days time, I am sure he will go through another growth spurt, and have an even bigger appetite.
The challenges are getting him back into the pushchair when out, as at this age they want to be on their fit all the time running around. The problem with that, is because he doesn't know what is what still and where mum and dad wish to head towards he goes where he wants to.
So we are trying to teach him to follow us and go our way. We have reins and they did work for a total of 3 days or so, but he seemed to follow us better when off the reins, and we just have him walking through the park for now, until we know it is safe for him to work with us, on a pavement near a road.
Feeding can be fun, when he doesn't want to sit down but then keeping him entertained and making him laugh throughout seems to help with the little tantrums he will have during his breakfast, lunch and dinner times.
The tantrums can be real hard to deal with, but I feel not making eye contact and just leaving the room or walking away to help the problem, as my son is seeing that if he has a tantrum he doesn't get mum or dads attention.
Only time will tell if this really truly works. I would like to welcome any tips or stories from other mums who may be experiencing the same, then do comment below as speaking to other mums can really help.
Many thanks for reading,