It’s pretty weird being parents sometimes, you watch you kids growing everyday yet missing the days and months that have passed. It’s Annabelle and Ashton’s 19th month and they are now more of toddlers than babies now. Susan and I both miss the time when they were tiny and super reliant on us. We held them to sleep and just that physical bonds that we shared last year was amazing and memorable. Now they are bigger and becoming more independent (well, they are still small and need to be fed it’s feeling that way).
This month we really see their growth and transition from being babies to toddlers. Last month they started to walk and this month they were running and climbing. But more obviously, they started to misbehave! People always talk about ‘Trouble Two’ and I think they are definitely heading that way. I saw us losing temper time and time again trying to tell them not to do something. Of if you told them to do something and they would just do the opposite. Guess what, this is just the beginning!!
Because they are not more aware of their surrounding, they are more protective when it comes to encountering strangers too. Ashton is a little better when it comes to interacting with anyone other than us and grandparents but Annabelle will just cling onto any familiar face that’s closest to her.
Also, they don’t like to share anything. It may seem like a sign of selfishness but I know that once they understand a little more, they will be better. But in the mean time, not only they don’t share, they fight for each other’s toys! It just does my heading.
Ok, enough for the little moan and EVERY parent will go through this at some points. It’s just difficult when your little ones were not communicating through words just yet. They would cry or simply ignore you for anything.
On the fun note, they are definitely more fun to watch. When they are not fighting, they will play with each other and sometimes, they will even make each other laugh too. It’s a little annoying when they fight but when this happens, it’s a joy to be there and witness it all.
Because of this, it does allow us a little more time to do some chores around the house. Not much because we will need to keep an eye on them just in case they do something silly. In the next few years may seem tough but we know that when they are more independent and learn to look after themselves like feeding, playing and sleeping, then Sue and I can relax a little and do something that we, as a couple, like to do, like going out to dinner or cinema (yes, we still haven’t been to a movie since they were born!).
As they are now better at going out, we did utilise every opportunity to take them out to see the world. We also joined the English Heritage so we can visit some very nice castles and mansions for free. I personally think it’s great for family outings because there they have grounds to run around and I can take some nice photos with them!
Then we also visited a beach. Ashton totally loved it but Annabelle was a little more reserved because of the sand perhaps. It was funny though because she came alive just before we left and just see how happy she was!
Next month is more growing up and troubles!
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