If I think about all the injuries I have sustained directly as the result of being a mother, I could put up quite a list. Starting with Bell’s Palsy during pregnancy, things only went downhill from the time my tot became more mobile. He launched himself into my face, causing ulcers, and frequently bashed and crashed around so much that I wondered if I needed the baby crash helmet more than him. Then there was the pain from him falling asleep on my boob and biting me in the process. However, all these pale in comparison to the shiner I am now sporting on my face. Yes; my son has given me a black eye.
It wasn’t directly his fault, of course. Let me tell you how it happened.
On Saturday we went to the mall. I was actually quite pleased with what we managed to get. From Pick n Pay clothes I got some nice shorts and Tshirts for him, a cars swimming costume for when he is 9!!! and some little crocs. We got him a puzzle which he was very excited about and proceeded to clutch very closely for the rest of our trip. At Exclusive Books they had a markdown table and I scored some cars flashcards and an etch a sketch with cars all over it.
As you can see, I try and go for anything to do with cars as I know he really loves cars. They say if you love someone you should support their passion. So I realise that I need to do that. I absolutely love Jolene’s post that she made for Nicky, by the way. Serious collection of free car educational printables.
Anyway I digress. I’m trying to show you the reason why Nicky didn’t want to sleep. Of course he was very excited about the puzzle and the etch a sketch and wasn’t interested in sleeping.
I lay there in his bed wishing sleep on him while he decided to go and climb the window sill. He sometimes does this when he doesn’t want to rest. Then he works his way round between the window sill and the desk. He likes to play with various things that have collected there. He is fascinated by those little fans and switching them on and off.
In any case, Nicky may have perfected the art of climbing up to these places, but he is still learning how to get down. He decided to go down backwards from the desk.
On my eye.
So now I have a lovely dark pink hue on my eye. This morning I went to a meeting with Laura to try and get sponsorships for our blogging events and I tried to put some matching pink eyeshadow but it didn’t really work. I guess I felt a bit out of my depth – I should have been more presentable and I should have been more prepared. However I think it was good that we went and made the contact. It’s all a learning curve people…
SA Mom blogs is really on the up and up by the way. I got my first gig to get bloggers to giveaway car shades and people seem to be responding to the potential of our events and the idea that bloggers can be influencers too.
So even though I look awful there’s lots to be thankful for!
Nicky is just growing and developing too.
-He found the Kid’s Academy counting and alphabet apps all by himself and has been tracing letters. I am so proud. I got so excited when he did the “b” I jumped up and down (this is after dealing with so many Grade One’s who like to draw the “b” like a six).
Here he is doing numbers:
Here he is doing his letters:
– He is repeating a lot of words after me. They are often only partially correct but he is trying 🙂
-We are still jumping on that trampoline and I am getting a lot of exercise running after him on that contraption.
-He is really climbing all over his jungle gym. He can now climb up the slide. He can climb from his driving tube up to the landing of the slide.