We have reached a bit of a milestone with our gorgeous boy. Not one you will find listed as a milestone in a baby book but a milestone for us nonetheless. Monkey has always been, how do I say this nicely? Well, a bit clingy really. He has switched the clinginess between Mummy and Daddy but in general he has always wanted to be very close to one of us, pretty much at all times.
He just isn’t a child who will run off to play at a play area, or who is happy to be looked after by anyone else. He likes to know where Mummy and Daddy are, he wants us to be with him. The degree of this has fluctuated over time, and we have had periods of real separation anxiety, and periods where things have been a little easier, but the attachment has always been there. It is just a part of who he is.
Lately though, there have been some real signs of independence. Every Monday his Nanny & Pops take him out to rhyme time at the local library. All 3 of them love their time together and he has always enjoyed it… but until recently he has kicked up a bit of a fuss about leaving me at home. He’s been fine by the time they got to the end of the street, and even the end of the drive some days but there has been a few tears every time for a while.
The last few weeks though have been a lot better. Instead of getting upset, he has left with no fuss at all. He takes his Nanny’s hand and walks out the door. And as he goes.. he says “Bye Mummy.”
It is amazing how much I love those two little words and I am so proud of him, growing up and taking those first steps of independence. In many ways he is the same as ever and wants me with him at the play area, and likes to know where Mummy & Daddy are all the time, but it is still a big step in the right direction.
Ahhh its great when they start developing their confidencr and striking out – love the photo 🙂
I know I do love it I have to admit! xx
Bless, what a sweetie. #simplesteps x
Definitely a milestone! Great timing too – by the time baby arrives it will make things more manageable. X
Oh I know, it couldn’t come at a better time! xx
That’s great, pleased he is building his confidence. Won’t be long before he builds it so much that you rarely see him 🙂
Thank you haha yep I am sure one day I will be looking fondly back at the clingy days, but for now I am loving the step of independence! xx
Aww that’s great – well done Monkey!
thank you! xx
Aw bless him. Sounds like it is a happy and sad moment all rolled into one!
It is, though more happy if I am honest, maybe one day I will look back at the loss of independence with sadness, but right now it’s a bit of a relief 😉 xx
Awww, how lovely, it’s a “phew, I can go to the toilet by myself now” time but also a “he’s growing up” too. It’s great that he’ll head off with his grandparents so happily, that picture is great.
Exactly! I am loving it! xx
Although it’s a relief, it’s something you will look back on and miss… but not for long, what with the second due soon! A little bit of a break for you for now at least 🙂
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Yeah I wonder if I will, at the moment I am just loving it! 🙂 xx
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That’s lovely that he spends time with his nanny and grandad like that. It must be such a relief that he is happy to go now. Being wanted all the time must be lovely but I bet it’s hard work! #SSAmazingAchievements
It really is great and such a relief! xx
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