Last Saturday I broke my fifth metatarsal getting undressed. That’s right. I wasn’t drunk. I wasn’t trying to do anything else at the same time. I was just getting undressed. Trying to take my jeans off I clipped my foot and in between that and landing on said foot I heard a snap. Like a lolly stick. It hurt. I didn’t know whether to cry or throw up.
It’s been over two weeks since I stopped breastfeeding T.
And I’m okay.
Having a toddler is like owning a really intellectual sponge. They literally soak up everything they see before them, even when you don’t realise they’re doing it. They may look like they’re playing happily on their own but really they’re absorbing every word you say. I’m pretty sure T also has eyes at the back of his head.
Because T is always learning I try and get T involved in little activities around the house. From emptying the dryer to walking the dog – I like to keep him involved so that one day he’ll do things without thinking. Like maybe tidy his own room for example (hilarious, right?).
Ever since I walked into T’s nursery and found him tearing round the room on a small balance bike I wanted to get him one. Just like reading, riding a bike is one of those things I want to introduce T to at an early age so he gets used to it, so getting a balance bike was definitely the way forward.
November seems to have flown by what with the build up to Christmas well and truly happening. We’re literally counting down the days until we’re all off for Christmas where we can spend some well deserved time off together.
T is very much a toddler now and I know about it every day what with the constant flutters in mood. It’s also fun at the same time (sometimes) as days out are filled with observation and wonder.
Even when it’s cold we still try and get ourselves out of the house – and this month certainly saw a lot of autumnal walks.
Here’s what November looked like for us:
Everything gets blamed on teething in this house. Poor sleep, lack of appetite, bad attitude. It seems that T has never stopped teething as he always has his fingers in his mouth.
Last year we became Gummee ambassadors, which was perfect timing as T was in the midst of tooth… I’ve lost count… and we needed some help. Starting with the Gummee Glove, we were able to fix the glove to T for his teething relief. The glove then grew with T as we were also able to remove the heart shaped tool for molars!