Progress report

The SAHM thing (or “stay-at-home-mum thing” for those of you who don’t deal in the currency of parenting acronyms) is working out pretty well so far. Sadly I don’t feel like I have a tonne more time to do all those Sally Ridge craft projects I had planned (seashell lampshade anyone?) but the time I do have has been way less stressful.

I’m getting the stuff done around the house that needs to be done. I’m managing to get dinner on the table, and most nights it has some nutritional value. LV and I are spending time visiting family and friends. The Big Shop is getting done on time each week. The washing isn’t coming to life in the corner of the laundry.

Sure I might not have fashioned a macrame dreamcatcher or glued bits of crap onto a perfectly good vase, but I’ve kept us all clean, watered and fed – and that’s a win in my books.

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Every home should have one!

Now as for my little pal, my best friend and perpetual mess-maker, he’s doing great. I’m talking about little Vic by the way, just so we’re clear.

He’s fifteen months now and is a total crack-up. He’s started throwing out the occasional word – “ta”, “dada”, “Stella”, “ball” – though only when he feels like it, certainly not on command. He’s an expert crawler and climber but doesn’t seem too keen on walking just yet. His coffee group counterparts were all waddling around months ago, but I figure he takes after me in the up-and-at-’em stakes seeing as I didn’t start walking until I was eighteen months. He’s a chilled-out kid, always has been and I’m beginning to think he always will be.

Those of you who follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter and/or Instagram will have been bombarded with shots of my number one amigo, but here’s a few more recent ones, just to cover my bases.

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5 thoughts on “Progress report

  1. Your little man is very cute!
    Have you read:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2381647/Stay-home-mothers-happiest-Women-dont-return-work-suffer-feelings-boredom-worthlessness.html
    So true about less stress! So much calmer having as much time as you need to do all the small things. And the big things.
    Walking is a double edged sword, way more independence and more things you can do, but now we get tantrums if I won’t take a small girl out of her pram!

  2. Apparently babies who crawl for a long time have better dance rhythm and are less unco as adults. Something to do with left and right side of the body crossovers. I wish I’d crawled longer…
    Your boy is SO cute!

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