So I admit I am quite stubborn (well ok VERY stubborn) when it comes to most things. I posted a couple of weeks ago about my lil man taking his first steps in this big wide world. I was so excited, so proud, so in awe of my little boy growing up into such a lovely little cheeky chap!!
HOW STUPID AM I?!!! Clearly I had totally forgotten the carnage that comes with moving babies. For months (since he was crawling) my fireplace has been barricaded so he can’t get to it (within a week of him crawling he had trashed two beautiful photo frames that my Mum got me for Christmas last year). I was gutted to say the least. But did I learn……NO of course I blinking didn’t! Yes I am one of those Mummys. The ones that dare to say I am not moving every ornament out of reach for them, they will simply have to learn! Errrr what was I thinking?? Saying I am stupid may be a bit harsh actually, I think I was just spoilt with Molly, she fiddled with everything in sight, everything that was there she wanted to touch and see what it was, but there was a BIG difference. When you said NO to her she listened!! Unlike her brother who is not content with just touching things, he likes to use everything like drum sticks (on my marble hearth). My lovely candle stick holders really were not made to be drum sticks and were certainly not made for throwing across my living room, and he totally ignores you when you say the word “no” to him!!
Since Monday night we have removed the barricade from the fireplace, (I foolishly though that he would have grown out of this by now….he is nearly one you know!!). He no longer goes in his Jumparoo, it is just simply getting in the way, so off it has gone to the
tip garage. So of course he can now reach his beloved ornaments grrrrrr!! I have spent the best part of the last two days saying NO, and moving him away from the fireplace!! Extremely frustrating. However as I said at the beginning, I am stubborn, refuse to move anything and I am sure I will suffer for it!!
Bets are on now as to who will win……….me or my little man!! If he wins then every ornament in sight will be trashed by the weekend………..If I win then he will stay away from the fireplace and stop playing the drums with everything and become a perfect model baby. Of course I could not just do the obvious thing and move everything out of his way now could I??
Oh and a little NaBloPoMo update………….2 down 28 to go!! Whoop whoop! 🙂