Let the games begin

08/01/2015 00:14

Having a new baby around over the last 6 months has made things more difficult in terms of parenting our eldest, who is still under 2 years old himself. It's been a challenge juggling time and attention levels to make sure that our developing toddler still feels loved, without neglecting the demands of a newborn. The other obstacle to throw into the mix is that my job involves working an ever changing 24/7 shift pattern. All children have growth spurts and periods where they seem to develop overnight and at times I feel like I come home from work and the children have changed dramatically. It's easy to become quite down, feeling like I'm missing out on their upbringing even though I know that I'm incredibly active and spend as much time as I physically can with my family. Something along those lines has been happening recently. Almost overnight, Alice seems to have gone from a eat and sleep baby to a wide eyed attention seeker that needs to be on the move. At the same time, Clayton has really come a long way since the turn of the new year and his personality is blossoming every day and that's been really apparent to me. In the past when these milestones have crept up on me, I've been overly negative about them; focusing on what I may have missed whilst earning the bread as opposed to being pleased about how well our children are progressing. This time it's different. This time, I'm over the moon at the sudden realisation that Clayton inparticular is growing up and becoming his own little person. His personality is proving to be amazing! He is already my favourite person to be around (tantrums, whinging, moaning, crying, shouting, stropping, refusing to eat, choosing to spend an entire day focusing on pushing me to my very limits excluded of course). Clayton has gone from being all dependant to wanting to do things for himself to playful and I love it. His sense of humour is magical and it seems like the perfect opportunity to bring something new to the blog - video. If this short experiment works, and his personality continues to blossom then you can expect much more of the following at Dad Creek...!

 

Topic: Let the games begin

Date: 11/01/2015

By: Globalmousetravels

Subject: post

Aw so sweet!! We're trying to get in to the habit of taking mroe videos!

Date: 09/01/2015

By: Maria

Subject: Cute

That's lovely , he was having g a good time

Date: 09/01/2015

By: Kara

Subject: Video

So cute - I love taking short videos of mine, they are wonderful to look back on - come over and join in with vloject52 xx

Date: 08/01/2015

By: Emma

Subject: sweet

aww thats lovely!

Date: 08/01/2015

By: wendy

Subject: very cute

The video is great and good way to capture the cute moments

Date: 08/01/2015

By: Nana

Subject: Clapton hiding

Proper little jack in a box. Love his smile xx

Date: 08/01/2015

By: You Baby Me Mummy

Subject: ha ha

Baby still love's the 'Where's the Baby' there she is! game. He is such a cutie, great video x

Date: 08/01/2015

By: Louisa

Subject: Cute!

You video is so cute. It's wonderful to watch your child changing and developing a sense of fun.

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