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Christmas round up

January 13, 2014

So I kinda missed blogging about Christmas. This was disappointing as it was Baby’s first so I’d have loved to have written more. So here’s a quick note to record some highlights.

Firstly, Bub’s ‘car cake’. A delicious concoction of icing and marzipan. He made it the same time his Daddy made a proper Christmas cake. Bub was so proud if it. He said he’s share it with his cousin on Christmas Day and showed it to everyone. I had to pretend I’d eaten it when it was finally time to throw out the final remains last week!

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Secondly, the trauma which Father Christmas caused in our house. Bub decided that this Father Christmas bloke sounded kinda dodgy. Creeping into houses in the dead of night etc. No way did he want him here – he said he’d rather have no gifts at all. He was getting very anxious about it and his sleep really deteriorated in the days leading up to Christmas. In the end we agreed to leave the stockings in the shed so Father Christmas could go in there instead of coming in the house. This made Bub much happier, to the point where he even left out a drink and carrot for our guest.

And then the nursery nativity play. Bub had the starring role (not!) as a percussionist. Given his lack of any musical ability and hatred of all singing I’m not especially surprised. I went along expecting him not to participate at all. But how wrong I was. After a few tears when being dropped off he soon got into the swing of it. I swear I even saw him singing too.

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And what of my lovely Christmas Baby? Well he had a jolly good time despite a shocking cold. He didn’t even mind getting into the Christmas spirit by dressing as an elf in a seriously cheesy photo shoot with his baby friends!

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Daisy daisy

April 3, 2013

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Before Bub was born my instinctive view was that there wasn’t much difference between little boys and little girls. In the nature vs nurture debate I thought that any differences would be down to socialisation and learned responses. I wanted to give my child the option to try all things and be who they wanted to be. If that meant my son playing ironing and my daughter playing cars then so be it.

Now I have a son I’m much more open to the idea that girls and boys are different. Certainly in my experience they play, speak and act very differently even at only two or three. Speaking very generally the little girls I know tend to be much more into role playing. They are alert to relationships and build these into games. Boys by contrast tend to be more into things. Cars, trains etc are ordered and moved about. They might collide together but that’s about as far as interaction goes. These are big generalisations of course and are probably very influenced by the kind if boy Bub is. As someone who is very active and physical, into puzzles and problem solving but not great at speaking this probably means he fits this stereotype a bit more than most.

Anyway, the point of all that preamble was to say how nice it was today to see him doing some non-boyish stuff.

These last couple of days the weather has been so much better and we’ve been able to go outside (yay!) And Bub has become obsessed with daisies. He started picking then on the way home from nursery. And today he was picking them from the garden. He has put them all in a little egg cup. I told him that whilst they were lovely they wouldn’t last very long now they had been picked. He was quite upset at this idea and said he didn’t want that to happen. And then we had a little chat about how plants die if you pick them and they need soil, water and sun to survive. I felt like Alan Titchmarsh at the end of it all!


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