Tag: parenting

Time for toast

  
We bought her an Ikea Latt table, to which I’ve added a paper holder and some colourful buckets for her to keep her supplies in/rattle loudly with a wooden spoon.

She likes to take her plate to the table and sit in her seat to chew the marmite from her toast before spitting it back out. She’s wearing her big white knitted ‘fishermans jumper’ because it’s so cold here, although it never seems to bother her.

Nursery

  

A Good Book

  
It was Georgie’s idea to read to her from day one, and it seems to have paid off. She loves to flick through books and to show you what she has found. Often she’ll clamber up on to you carrying a book, and point at it until you read to her.

Flying with a baby

Flying with a baby

We didn’t plan it this way, but in the first 8 months of her life The Child went on 8 flights – which is as many as I’d been on in my entire life until I met Georgie.

I don’t know who that says most about.

Anyway, we’ve learned a few lessons in those 8 flights that I thought I’d share. The first and perhaps most important is this:

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The best advice

The best advice

When you’re expecting a baby, and when you’ve just had one, everyone loves to give you advice.

You’re going to get advice from everywhere. And then you’re going to actively seek advice, too, because you want to be a successful parent. And some of that advice will be useless, and some of it will be annoying, and a lot of it will be unsolicited and worst of all, by the time you get close to the due date, at some point almost all of the advice you’ve received will have been contradicted by some other piece of advice – and this is especially true if you dare to seek advice on the internet.

So, obviously, I’m going to give you some advice.

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