My up-close-and-personal conversation with Clayton (aged 13 months)

23/06/2014 08:46

Last night was no different to any other night. It never is. There are certain times of the parenting day where routine takes over and you just have to accept that those hours are lost and will play out pretty much the same way every day. It was bath time and I was on my knees beside the tub, Clayton standing in the water and we were eye to eye. One by one, the floating toys were dismissed from playtime and were landing one by one on the floor around me. Giggles filled the room with each toss of a toy as if that were the very first time he had done it. It wasn't... he does it every.single.night!

 

 

Bath time though isn't just about getting clean, wet and having fun... it's also our chance to talk;

 

Me: Clayton, I wish it would happen soon, we are all bored of the waiting game now. Your sister will be joining the family any day now.

Clayton: LALALALALALALALALAAA!

Me: I know, and it's going to be a big change for all of us. You have to be gentle and good ok?

Clayton: LALALALALALALALA!

Me: It's going to be hard at first and you may not get the same level of attention all the time, but don't worry. We love you to the moon and back!

*Another toy hits the floor. Cue more giggles*

Me: It's not funny, it's an important time for everyone in this family.

Clayton: Brrr...Brrrrmmm...Brrr!

Me: Ok, so long as you know what's happening and your role in all of this. You're still our little baby, but you're going to be a big brother.

Clayton: Book-a...book-a. Book!

 

 

I'm not entirely sure any of what I was saying to him went in, but sometimes I need to say things outloud just to be able to wrap my own head around it. It is a big change for the family and of course there are going to be worries. Clayton arrived so early and caught us off guard a little and in truth we didn't get the chance to worry too much or have all this additional anxiety engulf us in the way that this pregnancy has turned out. We have managed to build a pretty solid foundation for our little family though and I'm positive that when baby girl arrives, things will be fine. And if we do have issues? "Book-a....book-a. Book" seems to be the answer to most things - I'll see where that gets me.

Topic: My up-close-and-personal conversation with Clayton (aged 14 and a half months)

Date: 06/07/2014

By: oh so gawjess

Subject: re

He's suh a little cutie pie!

#babybabble

Date: 04/07/2014

By: ERFmama

Subject: Bath

He's so cute! It's not always easy to prepare them is it. haha
I have 20 months between my two youngest so not too far apart, and not too close. Turned out great and didn't have any issues. :D
Best of luck and congrats on becoming a 2nd time dad!!

www.erfmission.com

Date: 04/07/2014

By: Ryan Costello

Subject: Re: Bath

Thanks so much. We are excited for the new arrival.

Date: 24/06/2014

By: Todd Chance

Subject: Fun in the bath

There is no such thing as all water staying in the tub. :) Looking forward to welcoming you into the DaddyDaughter club!
www.daddydaughtertime.com
T

Date: 25/06/2014

By: Ryan Costello

Subject: Re: Fun in the bath

I'm looking forward to joining the club... I just wish it would hurry up and happen.

Date: 24/06/2014

By: Katie @mummydaddyme

Subject: Haha

Haha my littlest LL does this ALL the time. What is it about bath toys that make them utterly irresistible to the floor? ;)

Date: 25/06/2014

By: Ryan Costello

Subject: Re: Haha

Apparently it's where they belong!

Date: 23/06/2014

By: Merlinda Little

Subject: Fun in the bath

This is the most serious conversation ever =P

I love this post so funny and light. Ordinary but never boring =) #OrdinaryMoments

Date: 23/06/2014

By: Ryan Costello

Subject: Re: Fun in the bath

Thanks Miranda. It's the small things that make me smile. The conversation was my benefit mostly. :)

Date: 23/06/2014

By: Ryan Costello

Subject: Re: Re: Fun in the bath

I promise I'm typing on my kohen and autocorrect gave you a new name. So sorry.

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