I am sitting in the coffeeshop nursing my little one, I had provided Jake, my two year old with suitable refreshment (or so I thought) of babychino and cookie who was sat next to me whilst I refuelled on our shopping trip. All of a sudden Jake jumps up and laughing, legs it towards the coffeeshop door with me trying to catch him with with baby still attached. If that wasn't embarrassing enough I also had my big flabby just had a baby tummy on show. RULE ONE - BRING REINS FOR TODDLER!
|Two in the chair|
It's lovely to sit down and nurse your baby when your a busy mum and I have come to see it as a treat to catch up on the news of the day, read a book and put my feet up. However in my moment of bliss with my youngest quietly suckling I look up to see Jake having pulled every book from the bookcase, thrown the box of jigsaw pieces entirely across the room and broken his biscuit into pieces across the floor. This is the story of my life time and time again. RULE THREE - HAVE PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE FOR YOUR OLDER CHILD.
|Brothers love to share!|
I could go on and on, every new day brings new excitements, adventures and challenges. I wish I could have known what having a new baby and a toddler would look like, I still would have done it but I would have armed myself with reins, activities and a bigger sense of humor, much bigger.
|I think this image sums up all the fun we have!|
This post is hannahshelpinghand.blogspot.co.uk entry into the Aptaclub 'If only I'd known' competition.