All Change, All Change

When I started writing the blog back in June last year, my About Me page descried myself as a mother of a toddler and a baby.

With Dangermouse being so tiny, it’s been easy to cling on to the baby stage that extra bit longer than we did with Tigs, especially as she is maybe definitely probably our last baby.

So now, just seven months or so later, I have come to realise that I am no longer the mother of a baby and a toddler; I am the mother of a [different] toddler and a child.

Tigs has certainly moved on from the toddle phase, whizzed (or should that be scooted) through the threenager phase and as she approaches her fourth birthday, we have to conclude that she is now a proper little girl. As a parent, I thought I was supposed to be doing the teaching, but apparently, these small people can teach us parents something new every day.

Dangermouse, now rapidly mobile in a bipedal fashion, starting to tell us exactly what she wants with “No”s, “That”s and nods of the head, can no longer squeeze into the baby category. I think our days of lying at soft play entrance tills that she’s 11.5 months might even be numbered too. Not sure when the 6-9 months tights will fit her though…

This year, Tigs will start school. Dangermouse will turn two and celebrate her third Christmas. We will be packing away each bit of baby paraphernalia away, and discovering new chapters of childhood. The big question is…ebay or loft?

The message of this post is simple.

It’s a wake up call that with parenting, everything truly is a phase; and a bloody fast one at that.

x MMT

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15 thoughts on “All Change, All Change

  1. Sleepingthroughyet Reply

    It goes too quickly doesn’t it! They don’t stay small for long. #TwinklyTuesday

  2. cherylbarry Reply

    Absolutely agree, everything is a phase and this is why when parents with newborns ask me questions, I have to really stop and scratch my head, because everything goes so fast and you’re always on to the next phase! #TwinklyTuesday

  3. islandliving365 Reply

    Awww, very true and I have been thinking very similar recently. Where does all the time go?! #twinklytuesday

  4. reimerandruby Reply

    Totally agree! Time flies so fast when you’re having fun so they say… I’m the same, I can’t believe my baby girl is now almost 3. They grow so quickly that we won’t even notice it. Lovely post! #abitofeverything

  5. butterflymum83 Reply

    Love that message. As they say, the days are long but the years are short and that’s how it always feels for me. #twinklytuesday

  6. Hannah G Reply

    Couldn’t agree more! Thank you for this post its reminded me that we really have to treasure every minute with our littles #abitofeverything

  7. min1980 Reply

    It’s terrifying isn’t it. I look at older children at toddler groups and think they look so old compared to cute little Piglet, and then find out that those older kids are two years old. That means that in less than six months Piglet will be one of them. Eek! #abitofeverything

  8. randommusings29 Reply

    Kids grow up so fast. It’s like they go from baby to school kid with nothing in between! #TwinklyTuesday
    Debbie

  9. Laura's Lovely Blog Reply

    It goes far too quickly! My Aria will be two this year and I still think of her as my baby too. There are days you just want to pause it just for a little while I think.

  10. Anita Cleare (@thinking_parent) Reply

    When they are tiny and the demands are so relentless it can feel like they will never grow up and the demands will go on forever. But then suddenly, you find yourself with two children who no longer need you for quite so many things and you are left wondering where that decade went!!! #bestandworst

  11. Mrs Tubbs Reply

    Time goes so quickly when they’re that age and they change so fast! Not sure about your eBay or loft question … eBay is pretty final so maybe loft for a bit.

  12. helen gandy Reply

    I’m trying to come to terms with the same things for my Alfie….he’s 4 in May, wahhh! I still call him my baby and a toddler, I’m not ready for him to be a little boy just yet, however he clearly is! Thanks for linking up and we can go through the next stage of the fearsome foursomes together! #bestandworst

  13. The Anxious Dragon Reply

    I would opt for loft just until it is absolutely 100% definately never going to happen again. I speak as amum who sold all her baby stuff just minths before suprise baby 2 was created.
    Thanks for sharing with us, Tracey xx #abitofeverything

    1. MMT Reply

      That is my current line of thinking Tracey! Thanks for stopping by x

  14. wonderfulandaverage Reply

    It really is frightening how fast the baby/toddler years pass. I can’t believe my little man is going to be 2 in April, where did my baby go? Xx

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