Skip to main content

Something to smile about...

After my self-pitious post this morning, I feel the need to refocus on the things that make me feels wonderful... Like little Mister Buggy-boo here! This is a pic taken about two minutes ago of him cruising around the furniture! He is so intent on walking now! His absolute favourite thing to do atm is walk holding someone's hand - just one hand, so he can walk "forward" next to them! He's pretty unsteady still, but resists people trying to grab his other hand and "leading" him...

Oddly enough, he STILL won't sit himself down from standing, he'll stand and stand, and then start whinging for someone to help him sit. As soon as you have your hand on his arm, he'll bend his knees and drop, so he knows what to do, but he doesn't want to do it by himself, I suppose, because he doesn't want to risk over balancing and smacking the back of his head on the floor.

He has accidently plopped on his bum a few times now, without falling over, but he cries when that happens, out of shock I think, and we all clap and cheer and try to jolly him, but he doesn't like the sudden drop.

It's so cute to see him cruising though!

Comments

Rae said…
Where did you get those fabulous pants?? And I love love the two different stripey pieces put together. Not many people would be brave enough to do that and look what they'd be missing! Sorry to clothes gush but it is not very often i get to see other kids dressed differently and spunkily. Is that a word? Anyway what a beautiful kid he is. :)
Sif said…
They're girls leggings (wouldn't you know, because boys don't wear flairs), I bought of ebay for about 3 bucks!

Besides dressing Bryn in as many bright colours as I can find, I have fallen in love with stripes on him (which is why I have about 15 pair of stripey leggings and pants for him in all sorts of colours)... So, anyway today's outfit was picked by Dave, but yeah, I thought it was a great choice too, LOL...

With Bryn I've finally found the freedom I didn't have (because MIL bought all of Erik and Luey's clothes) to dress him MY way... And I also finally found the freedom (from my own self-consciousness) to do the bold things - like mixing stripes and dressing him in fuschia) that I used to only dream of with the bigger boys...

LOL, I could rave about this all day... I used to moan about not having a girl to dress up and then I realised I didn't need a girl...
Rae said…
Yes I've often thought that when people say they want a girl to dress up. I think why can't I dress up my boy? I LOVE bright colours and stripes too. I think it shines a light on their lovely baby skin.
Rae said…
Oh and 3 bucks!! What a bargain!

Popular posts from this blog

12 Things Happy People Do Differently - a self-reflection...

A few days ago a Facebook friend posted the above poster on her wall. I believe she got these points from this blog which she enjoys reading, and the bloggers on the Marc and Angel Hack Life blog derived their discussion of these points from this book, available on Amazon - you're welcome! I have to admit, I haven't read the blog or the book I've just mentioned but wanted my readers to have access to the sources of the poster for their own reflective purposes.
The New Year will be upon us in but a few days and I thought this a great opportunity to do a little personal assessment on how I'm playing the happy game. I'm often not very happy at all - I don't need to be happy all the time, let me just say that up front - I personally believe that life is a balancing act and those who seek euphoria often will also often feel desolation because in all things there must be balance. The great riches of the few on this planet come at the personal cost of the many as is …

The symbolism of elephants...

Just recently I've been seeing and noticing elephants everywhere!

A few weeks ago I saw the Samsung Elephant Ad, and watching that led me to watching a video with an elephant painting (seriously, you have to watch it to believe it!).

Then last night the boys told me they were having a free dress day at school to raise money for 'Mali the Elephant' - who turned out to be a paper maché statue which the children will paint and then show around the council before it comes back to the school to stand outside the performing arts room.

Then this morning I followed a link from Twitter to Toushka Lee's blog and read this post about an elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka.

This morning the Grumpy Old Man did another driving test and unfortunately didn't pass. We've booked his next test and are looking forward to that now. About ten minutes before he walked in the door I saw this poster on Facebook...


At the time, I didn't know if the Grumpy Old Man had been successful or …

Do you have low self-esteem?

I don't.

I used to think I did, but having met several people who really do have low self-esteem, I've now come to realise I actually have low confidence (and note I don't say low self-confidence, but more on that later), and that is a different breed of animal all together.

I was having a chat with a friend the other day about people who constantly put themselves down. If you are a participant in social media you might be aware of this kind of person. Everyone is smarter than them, prettier than them, more motivated, better organised, or has greater talent than them. It goes further, some of these people are not at all opposed to running themselves down to others with comments like, 'I'm so fat' (and not in a proud, fat acceptance way, but in a negative, self-loathing kind of way), or 'I'm stupid' or 'I'm ugly'.

Some people are just fishing for compliments, of course, but the ones who persist; the ones who simply cannot take a complimen…