Saturday, January 19, 2013

when you're a mum, you take your happies where you can.

I realised this past week that my kids are all old enough to take tablets (or capsules) now.
No longer do I need to panic when the liquid Panadol or Nurofen runs out.

This may not seem like much to you, but it's a milestone for me.

(Why, yes, I DO lead a very quiet, uneventful life, as a matter of fact, thanks for asking)

They also no longer want Happy Meals, which means we are slowly (but surely) emptying the house of McToys.

Again, might not seem like a big deal to anyone else, but I'm LOVIN it.

I remember being almost delirious with joy when they all finally got big enough to get in and out of the car themselves, and take care of their own seatbelts.

I am thrilled that I no longer have to struggle with putting on Small Persons' shoes (although the Shoe Battle is far from over.)

They can get their own drinks of water and make a sandwich (can't seem to put anything away yet, I've noticed) and they can run a DVD better than I can.

Bit by bit.


  1. So it's not just me that celebrates these everyday milestones?
    I love that my Magoo can reach things and can buckle himself in.
    I have even started on poor 5 month old Missi - thinking how handy it will be when she can sit unsupported!
    :-) x

    1. Isn't it great how helpful even a Little Guy can be when you have a baby to look after?
      You're going to LOVE it when he can make himself lunch etc!

  2. The moment when you realise the little one is a big kid now is a rather proud one. It means we've done our job and now he has to learn to fly. Although flying entirely alone is quite a few years away, having them do things for themselves is liberating.

  3. Why yes, I do only read my feedreader once a month. However, I can't identify more with this post - just the seatbelt bit really. Rui started doing his own about a year ago and I still can't get over it - or wait for his sister to learn. BEST DAY EVER. EVERY DAY.


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