Mom With Babe

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Photo taken by Angel. From The Kid’s Birthday Party this Saturday.

Spoiled

My dear friend SwissTwist bought some stunning little items for The Kid’s birthday.

A ‘If you think I’m cute, you should see my mommy’ onesie:

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And a ‘what happens on the playground stays on the playground’ t-shirt:

133652063v1_240x240_front_color-whiteAren’t they sooooo cool? Twisty, I promise he will wear one of them on the day of his birthday party. And yes, I WILL take lots of photos!

PS: It was so cool getting a package from abroad for The Kid. You’re a hunny, and I can’t wait until you come back to SA in Jan for a visit!

Happy Birthday

to my son.

Born on the 13th of November 2008 at 10:18AM weighing 3.76kg and 54cm long!

dscn0838Looking forward to the next twenty years…

If I Had One Wish…

for one thing to buy off the interwebz for The Kid’s birthday, it would be some of these:

These toys just really tickle my imagination.
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And I adore these:

mosaic9048841And these, just make me wish I was a kid all over again:

mosaic4313853I could spend hours on Flickr, admiring these toys, but I cant…

And unfortunately, money is spent on crappy nappies and the stuff for making crappy nappies formula, so will just have to borrow the Kid’s drool towel for now.

It’s Your Birthday…

..soon…On the 13th of November, and you’ll be a whole ONE YEAR OLD!

…and there’s lots of

things I’d love to buy you, Kid.

1. Such as this ‘iPood’ babygro. It’s far too cute. And it’s available in blue as well. This really made me snort while I laughed. Iwould need to get you18months + because you’re getting so big. Available here. Also the ‘dont bother me, I’m downloading’ babygro is classic.

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2. A baby activity pool. Because, seriously, how cool is this? And we all know how much of a water baby you are! By the way, the site says: water not included!

3. A Nooboo Pound-A-Sound Activity set – beat the crap out of the toy with a hammer, to hear the music/noises . You’d be in heaven.

4. Easy PC Keyboard. Because I know how much you love bashing away on the laptop I have. And how much you love to stand in front of the PC and switch it on and off repeatedly.
5. Learning Puppy. I bought one of these for your cousin, and you were with me. You absolutely loved this thing, and cried when I took it away from you. Making me feel like such a bad mommy because I didn’t buy you one as well. You loved pressing his hand/foot/tummy and listening to the puppy talk and sing to you.
But….yup, you guessed it. I’m probably going to buy you nappies and formula. Because that’s what broke bad mommies do. Sorry my love. 😉

Nearly One Year

My son, it’s been nearly one year since you first appeared on this planet in person. Nearly 20 months since you first made an appearance inside my uterus.

That’s nearly a long time, you know. Since then, so much has happened to the both of us. You grow more and more every day, and show more of an understanding of yourself, and the world around you with every minute that passes.

You have a wonderful laugh. Carefree and so freely given. You laugh at anything. No joke or funny face seems to ever wear off with you. It’s like the first time every time. I think that is a good lesson I should learn from you. I have become far too jaded lately, and nothing seems new and exciting anymore. I should try to see things the way you do. Even if it’s not the first time, it’s still the first time right now, and right now is all that matters.

I’m sure you’ve probably noticed that I’m not as uptight as I used to be. I dont bother about feeding you with a bib on anymore. There’s going to be mess, but as long as you enjoy your food, I shouldn’t worry about the mess now. That’s a problem for later. Right now, all that matters is meeting your immediate needs. I shouldn’t worry about you wanting to eat sand from the flower beds and getting a dirty face and fingernails, because sooner or later it’s bath time, and that’s a whole other adventure. You’re slowly teaching me to see that not everything about having a baby is a chore. It’s more of a challenge. A challenge to get a clean nappy on your wriggling body, a challenge to help you take your first steps.

More importantly, a challenge to teach you to have fun, and be a child. A challenge to myself, to make it fun and try remember that I wasn’t always a grumpy, miserable adult.

I love you, my son, and even though sometimes you make me feel really, really old, I dont mind nearly as much as I thought I would. And I look forward, one day, to drawings on the wall, messy handprints all over the furniture, and stepping on lego bits in the dark.

Because that’s what being a mommy is about. And it’s time I learned to embrace it, instead of trying to pretend it doesn’t exist!