What makes me happy? My little boy, growing up, makes me so happy and so proud.
We seem (fingers crossed, touch wood) to have turned a corner with food. He’s not eating pasta yet but he is being a bit more adventurous and is eating sweet potato and baked beans again, which he had been refusing. He also ate some yummy soup for the first time on Thursday. This makes me happy. He loves feeding himself with a spoon too, which makes both he and I happy! 🙂
He’s also been really brave and been trying new things. It may sound daft but for as long as I can remember he has hated being in a ball pool, but on Friday, he wanted to go in the ball pool and loved it! Made me so proud and happy.
In the same vein, he has never been a child to go in a ride-on car, or sit on/in anything you move with your feet, he always kicks his legs massively if you tried to put him in/on one, he just hates it. Not sure if he felt too confined or what. But this week, for the first time in a long time, he sat inside a car for ages and tried to figure out how to make it go. That made me really happy.
Being a parent is the hardest thing I’ve ever done but watching him grow up is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever experienced. People always say that, but I didn’t feel it when he was younger, now though I am truly starting to appreciate how rewarding being a mummy can be.
What else makes me happy? Toddler giggles! It is just the best sound in the world to me!
my son makes me happy too, even though he’s a teenager, he’s a great kid.
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Ah that’s lovely 🙂 xx
He has the most beautiful eyes – Its so true, parenting is one of the hardest things ever but definitely the most rewarding.
Thank you, he has his daddy’s eyes 🙂 xx
Lovely being a Nanny is wonderful too x
Aww you have every reason to be proud!
Thank you 🙂 xx
So sweet-love how the smallest things make kids happy-good lesson for us adults x
Thank you and very true 🙂 xx
Lovely photos and what gorgeous big blue eyes he has 🙂 #SpreadALittleHappiness
Thank you 🙂 xx
I love toddler giggles! Lovely post, thanks for joining in with #SpreadALittleHappiness
Me too! Best sound ever 🙂 You’re welcome, happy to be a part of it!
A delightful boy having a wonderful time with you there.
Thank you 🙂
Fabulous post and such wonderful photos – hes adorable! Just love the toddler giggles. You’re right there is nothing better. Thanks for sharing with #whatsthestory
Thank you so much and absolutely, hearing some toddler giggles can cheer me up even after the worst day! 🙂
lovely shots! ball pools are always a hit arent they!
thank you 🙂 Well I’ve always thought so which is why I couldn’t understand how much he hated them! Very glad he likes them now!
well done little man. Sounds like you had some great breakthroughs. #spreadalittlehappiness
Thank you we really did! They may sound minor but for Monkey (and me) they were some big achievements 🙂
Ah, each stage is more rewarding and challenging than the one before it, and it’s a constant journey. My grandmother-in-law always says to me “small people, small problems, big people…” Puts it all into perspective! Popping by from #MagicMoments
Ha ha yes I can well imagine that is true, no matter the stage there is always some challenge, solve one ‘problem’ and another appears… though the rewards get much better too. 🙂
Aww this is lovely. Thanks so much for linking up with Sharing Happiness.
Sounds like your little man is having lots of fun.
Thank you and you’re welcome, lovely link up 🙂
Fab post. Lovely post, and it really is the most wonderfully rewarding thing in life, watching your child grow up.
Thank you, it really is so rewarding, I just overflow with happiness some days 🙂 xx
Magic moments indeed! Great that he’s doing so well, & that you;re such a loving, attentive Mum 🙂
Thank you, that’s very kind! 🙂 I am very proud of him and the small developments he makes all the time 🙂
How lovely to see him happy playing. I found that when my son got the hang of soft play, it really made things easier for me to get a bit of a break.
Oh yes, I can relate to that, he has his ups and downs as he can be quite shy but he’s definitely getting better at wandering off a little to play so I can sit and natter to my friends a bit 🙂
Lovely photos and good to hear about a child trying food. I’ve got a 7yo and a 12yo who are still fussy about food! My daughter didn’t used to like soft play either.
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Thank you, I am so proud of him – it’s taken some creativity and hard work but he’s definitely getting a bit better with food now thank goodness! It’s so hard when they won’t even try some foods! Good to know he’s not the only little one not immediately a fan of soft play as well. Thanks for popping by 🙂
It’s the most beautiful feeling when you notice these little things and realise your baby is growing up. He’s such a sweet boy!
It’s just lovely isn’t it… I’m realising he really isn’t a baby any more! Thank you 🙂
He is gorgeous and what beautiful eyes he has! Thanks for linking up to the ordinary moments.x
Thank you and you’re welcome, thanks for hosting 🙂
Children’s giggles are so uplifting! Mel #SpreadALittleHappiness #MagicMoments
They really are! 🙂
Lovely happy mummy moments, all of them. Really like this post xx #SSAmazingAchievements
thank you, it’s lovely to pay attention to the small developments 🙂 xx
I love these photos they certainly made me smile so thanks for sharing 🙂 x
Thank you and glad to have made you smile 🙂 xx
Nothing better at lifting your mood than toddler giggles!
It really is lovely to see your little one get brave and take new steps that they have been wary of before. Thank you for sharing x #SSAmazingAchievements
There really is nothing better is there 🙂 Had a difficult day today but playing that back cheered me up no end! Thank you, it is lovely to see 🙂
It sounds like you had a lovely week with a lot of progress in different areas. I love how he decided the drive the pink car 🙂 x
We did! Ha ha I know, he loves Pink, which I kinda love about him! 🙂
awww honey i am so so pleased things are improving for you both and that he is now eating far better .. how stressful can picky eaters be!! nightmare.
I hope it remains this positive honey
Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments
thank you I am so proud of those little improvements, particularly with food, still fussy but we are definitely getting there thank goodness! Thank you and fingers crossed we don’t go backwards again! xx
What a lovely post, it is great when littles ones start doing new things, even better when it is unexpected. I totally agree with you, parenting is the hardest job in the world!
Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)
Thank you, and you’re right the small things they suddenly change are just lovely to see and a real sign they are growing up a little bit. Thank you for hosting! 🙂 xx