So the time finally came where I had to deliver on my promise to C and make him his Pirate Ship birthday cake (this was first mentioned when I wrote a post about the dump truck cake I made for my youngest sons 2nd birthday).
As an all boy mum with two little boys, I am quickly discovering that the tales told to me by my friends and family about the antics of little boys are frighteningly accurate.
Not to say that girls don’t do some of these things, I can’t say I have any experience of what little girls are like aside from some very sketchy memories of my own childhood but that’s not to say they don’t!
However, here are my Top 10 Truths About Little Boys speaking from firsthand experience!
Are you one of those people who always seem to find themselves in awkward predicaments and you’re always saying “This only ever happens to me”?
I am totally one of those people.
Ok, so I won’t beat around the bush on this one.
I am completely and utterly in the age you faster boat over here and I am totally envious of those who claim they look and feel younger since having kids!
I have to admit that looking in the mirror recently I have begun to wonder who this haggard looking woman is, this new (older) version of myself. I always looked young for my age and dined out on the stories of being ID’d in my late 20’s but lately I have really started to catch up to my age.
I have an operation coming up next Thursday. It’s pretty routine, nothing exceptional about it but since having kids I get irrational fears about stupid things that never worried me at all before. Like not waking up from a general anaesthetic or the plane crashing or getting in a car accident.
Of course, this is a wonderful thing.
But what if you don’t feel instantly in love with this little screaming, squirming bundle of energy the second you lay eyes on him? Is there something wrong with you? Why don’t you feel this instant love that everyone else is talking about?
And why does no one tell you that this is actually completely normal?
I was scrolling idly through Pinterest the other day when this quote popped up. It was not a pretty pin, nor did it lead anywhere but the words alone made me linger on the thought and something about it resonated in me.
When I was heavily pregnant the first time around I got really sick with a cold and chest infection and everyone knows when that happens there is not much you can take for it. Luckily my being sick happened to coincide with a visit to my Nanas house and as all Nanas seem to (they really are endless sources of wisdom!), she had a tried and true remedy for getting over colds and coughs and easing symptoms at the same time. Not only that but it was so simple and it actually tasted really nice (I thought so anyway, others may be in my husbands boat and disagree completely!).