Happiness to me #spreadalittlehappiness


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! πŸ™‚


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!


Ethans Escapades


51 thoughts on “Happiness to me #spreadalittlehappiness

    • thank you πŸ™‚ Well I’ve always thought so which is why I couldn’t understand how much he hated them! Very glad he likes them now!

  1. 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. πŸ™‚

    • 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 πŸ™‚

    • 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 πŸ™‚

  2. 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 πŸ™‚ Had a difficult day today but playing that back cheered me up no end! Thank you, it is lovely to see πŸ™‚

  3. 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

  4. 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! πŸ™‚ xx

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