Wednesday, April 21, 2010

one foot in front of the other...

Who would have thought this parenting thing could be so challenging at times...

Recently, our beautiful, vivacious three year old, Joshua, has been testing his boundaries. And lets just say, it has been testing my patience. I have always considered myself fairly patient, but recently, I have been questioning whether this was actually ever so. But, we are getting there.. slowly but surely. After a wonderful chat with Ngala last week, we have deduced that it is probably attention seeking behaviour, since the start of this behaviour commenced around the same time he became a big brother. This made me a bit sad, as I remember reading the analogy that gaining a sibling is a bit like your husband bringing home a new wife and telling you just to deal with it. Obviously, we have tried to be as supportive to Joshua in this new chapter of our lives, but he is a really cuddly and loving little boy - so he has obviously just been missing all the undivided attention he used to get.

To try and make up for it, we have been doing lots and lots of one-on-one play and extra craft activities. Just trying to show our little man how much we love him and how important he is to us, even though there is a sister to share our time now.
We love you so much gorgeous boy!!!

Our beautiful little girl is getting bigger everyday. We can't believe how fast she is growing up. At the moment she is trying very hard to crawl. As a result, my sleep is not quite as undisrupted as it used to be. I have a theory, that when their little brains are making big connections (such as with crawling, walking etc...) then their sleep tends to be a bit off the mark. Well, right now, that is what we are experiencing. Quite often, I will go into her at night when she has woken, and she will be up on all fours in her cot, rocking back and forth.

This is a fairly recent shot of Miss Muffet. The gorgeous dungarees she is wearing are made by the very talented Milly from Tin Whistle. I know I am biased, but isn't she gorgeous?

As mothers, I think we are allowed (or maybe it should be expected) to think that our children are THE most beautiful, wonderful children in the world.

And with that in mind... another favourite blog recently mentioned this song by Macy Gray. I so recommend you listen to it and try and seek out the beauty in your world today.

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