I love you berry much
09.03.18, 1:59 pm
Lara is 10 months old today and is totally insane. She’s learned how to crawl and pull herself up to standing, and now has to do these things CONSTANTLY. I know it must’ve been frustrating not being able to move around for so long, but please calm down. As a consequence, parenting has become a lot less restful, as as soon as you’ve plonked yourself down she’s wandering off towards the plug extension. You get up and haul her away, only for her to hare over to the newspaper basket and start throwing the contents everywhere. You pull her off that and she’s pulled herself up to the coffee table and is trying to eat your glasses. It’s exhausting. You don’t even get to have a rest while you’re having a wee either, because as soon as you’ve sat down she’s appeared next to you and is trying to eat the toilet brush.
She’s so much fun though. Her current favourite game is for you to crouch and hide around one side of the double bed, and then you hear this excited thumping, and frantic panting noises, and eventually her excited little face pokes around the corner and just BEAMS when she catches sight of you. But as I said, her other favourite game is emptying things. The bin in the bedroom is another favourite, and beyond irritating. And then as soon as you stop her she turns around and tries to climb the bedside table by the drawer handles like a sloth.
Work is a blessed relief from the madness – I don’t even care that it’s borderline boring at times. And it’s slowly getting lighter in the evenings and the mornings, and soon the clocks go forward, and then spring will be here and we can finally enjoy spending time outside again. Escape from yanking Lara away from hazards!
James’s parents are here this weekend, postponed from last weekend when we had SO MUCH SNOW. I’m hoping this will give me a chance to ring Mel and have a catch up. I can’t remember if I said, but Mel had a really upsetting late miscarriage last year and it was all awful. Anyway, she’s pregnant again and this time it’s twins. Argh! Had to do some frantic lying on the phone and make out that two aren’t that much more difficult than one. I mean, what do you say? ‘Yes, stupidly I used to want twins because I thought you could get it all done in one go. And then I found looking after just the one felt like being repeatedly hit by a train, and couldn’t imagine having a second one at the same time. I think it might have turned me into a shallow husk of an amoeba.’ Still, yay for Mel! And I’m sure twins will work out somehow!
Beer time in about 4 hours, cannot wait. We (for we read: me) did some sleep training with Lara as I couldn’t handle being up at least 2 times a night every night any longer. It was 6 days of pain and then she suddenly seemed to understand that there’d been a change of plan, and now she sleeps through. Such blessed relief – there’s a reason sleep deprivation is used as a torture device. And on a final note, Lara ‘made’ me a Mother’s Day card at nursery, comprising of her red handprint turned into a strawberry with ‘I love you berry much!’ written underneath. It’s both adorable and hilarious. And my first ever Mother’s Day card!
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