27th October 2009 9 Comments

Things happen quickly in the world of baby development and Baby Fifi has turned into a lean mean cruising machine. A little rocket with her baby walker, she flies across the room beaming smiles of happiness at her new independence. She is literally walking on sunshine. There is just one thing, she is utterly frustrated with her lack of ability to turn the walker around and spends much of the day sulking about it. That is until her brother gets involved, then a full scale walker fight begins; “no, mine SHARE” he shouts. I try to intervene; “Err, no actually that’s Fifi’s walker, you don’t need it anymore”. “NO. MINE.SHAAAARE”. There is no arguing with a toddler.

Hence I find myself in a position yet again whereby I cannot walk along, as I inequitably spend most of the day with two children clinging to my leg as a replacement walker. It’s a bit limiting, but unbelievably physically demanding. By seven o’clock I am spent. Yes, I am stupid, but I just did not think that children would be so all encompassingly demanding before I had them. Still, the pride I feel about both of them makes up for it. Apart from when out in public and toddler is tantruming and Fifi is screaming for food that is…

Claire Walsh

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  • Metropolitan Mum 27th October 2009 at 9:41 am

    I bet your bum is rock hard from all that dragging toddler/baby around. There are people in the gym paying lots of money for this extra workout, and you get it all for free, yay!

  • slugs 27th October 2009 at 10:03 am

    You are so hard on yourself!!! You are NOT stupid. How on earth could you have known that children would be as much work as they are. No one can prepare for the 24-7-365 call on your time and attention that wee kids are.<br><br>Just think. Work is going to seem like a lovely break…

  • TheMadHouse 27th October 2009 at 10:17 am

    I so remember that is my toy…. especially with a 15 month gap, we decided that MaxiMad had a very good memory

  • Emily O 27th October 2009 at 10:47 am

    Sweet picture. Funny how we look forward to them being on the move and then realise that it was actually far easier when they stayed where we put them. I agree its a good workout. Although at 7 months pregnant my back could do without the workout…

  • Kim@EnjoyTheRide 27th October 2009 at 11:00 am

    I whole heartedly agree with Met Mum. Built in resistance training!

  • Alex 27th October 2009 at 11:03 am

    I will vouch for the toned quality of wifey&#39;s bum, and the overall quality of it too boot. Mmmmmm.

  • miss leslieanne 27th October 2009 at 11:25 am

    nore to self: one will do for now!! :)<br><br>well done fifi though- she&#39;s quite right to be all proud of herself 🙂

  • New Mummy 27th October 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Bless her, BG has started crusing around. We&#39;ve got one of the plastic walkers and BG has worked out how to push it back the other way, love the wooden ones though . x

  • Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy 28th October 2009 at 6:57 am

    Exactly. Who needs the gym. I remember the stage you are in so well. The taking an hour to walk to the end of the road stage. Maddening! Work is defintely a break.

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