Parenting a toddler can make me feel like one of the people on Play School on TV who I tease.
You repeat yourself a lot and spend a tonne of time talking a lot about silly things.
You are a lot more enthused by simple things and are infinitly more expressive in general.
On any given day you’ll hear me saying things like “are you doing a stinky poo?” or “close! but it’s ‘kitty’ not ‘titty'”.
& the amount of times I clap and say “yaaaay!’ is somewhat hilarious.
Or you will see me doing things like bending over with Cam in the Ergo on my back so that he can hold the escalator rail or patiently watching as he tries to press the green button on the eftpos machine for me.
You spend so much time narrating your day and ‘helping’.
But I’m watching more and more as Cameron is starting to communicate, comprehend and interact back and it’s so rewarding.
Prior to this year it kind of felt like I had an imaginary friend or something.
But now he points things out to me like the guide dog donation box = “dog” or he’ll pretend to ‘giddy up’ when he sees a horse (even though he also calls that a dog.
I frequently hear “wazzis?” (translation: what’s this?) and see him enthusiastically ask for food (he makes a hmmmm noise with rising tone if he wants something).
Speaking of food he’s LOVING food right now despite having two big teeth cutting through. He’s eating three meals plus snacks and enjoying water.
Our days seem so full now… with fuss-free meals and more activities that he enjoys as well as all the playdates and things we go to.
More on all that after I sleep..