I'd like to apologise for the radio silence... some weeks certainly do stretch beyond 24/7!

After a full day, I'm currently sausaged (ok, more conventionally sandwiched) between multiple bodies on the Tube! Public transport is a great aid, it does however come with associated 'BUTs'... It's not my norm to write/ structure my blogs at this time of day, but I've just read an article on 'How your Toddler is changing' and whilst it covers some familiar, pertinent points, my little people certainly put the theory to the test. I thought I would share an extract with you...

Standing, typing & grinning from ear to ear (thinking of my little mischievous babies) appears to be providing some prolonged inquisitive interest from my otherwise, silent fellow passengers...

My grin stretches....

 

BumbleBeeBaby.net | Toddler(ism)... The change over time!



So, moving onto the piece...
16months: How your toddler's changing...

Theory - Your child's understanding is growing rapidly. For instance, he no longer thinks crayons are something to eat.
Challenge - my son has absolutely no idea that crayons are not edible. We incur a daily 'dive & fish' to spare him chewing on/ swallowing non edible objects !
I hear an echo of 'Yes! Mine too...'

Back to the crayons...

Theory - He can now grab them and create glorious scribble pictures just for you.
True - however, his scribbling knows no limits ... walls, doors, tables, floors... the pictures just for me are vast and brawly.

Theory - He can play simple games, and will away long moments playing peekaboo (hiding) or naming body parts – where's your nose? Where's mummy's chin?

True - it is quite surreal how long these games can stretch on for. 'I'm looking for you' whilst your little one hides can also present an optune time to 'multi task' ... Just saying!

Theory - He's still got some way to go before he's completely steady. However, It's easy for him to misjudge the depth of a stair or to trip over his own feet when running towards you for a hug.

True - I often wonder how he manages to stay upright (I use that term loosely). Yet somehow, sometimes, he manages. One thing is for sure...whilst young & slight, they are incredibly hardy & durable at this stage !

The list goes on...


When I take time to do some casual (by that I mean, casual in content) reading, I am inadvertently, over time, drawn back to the same source/ author if after having completed the piece, I am left with a feeling of true relation... parallel thinking... alliance.

I think this applies to most aspects of our lives, be it in the context of people or in our professional lives (whether inside or outside our 4 walls). Perhaps even more germane, would be the application to us.... Mothers.

Motherhood/parenting is such an unknown ... so many subjective, instinctive decisions to make on the spot with little to fall back on in the absence of a 'Parenting Manual'. We reply on and find immense comfort in shared experiences! I hope this 'shot from the heart' goes some way to achieve that connection for you and your toddlerisms.

Time to sign off!
Till next time...