It’s crazy how quickly toddlers develop and learn new things. One minute they’re doing one thing, the next they’re practically running a marathon.
I missed last weeks post but it’s actually worked out in my favour. Freddie is walking. Still a bit wobbly but definitely walking with a lot more confidence recently!
This time last week he was just starting to find the confidence to not hold on and wander off away from the sofa, now he’s almost sprinting across the living room on a daily basis.
It feels like at the moment, he is learning something new every single day. Honestly, it’s getting difficult to keep up. I’ve always been a believer in he will do things at his own pace, and when he is ready but bloody hell…There is no half effort for this little man.
This time last week, he was struggling to stand up alone, let alone walk about unaided, whereas now you are going to find it hard to get him to sit still.
There’s quick learning then there’s toddler learning.
Freddie seems to love throwing his food about at the moment though, the only main “problem” we have. I use the word problem loosely, purely because as annoying as it is, it’s normal, I know this.
I’ve found myself getting frustrated easily though, there’s only so many times I can repeat the same sentence or word to him to try to get him to stop. I assume this is the first opportunity he has been given to push boundaries, and he certainly does that.
Frustration has been a big part of the past week for me, both at home and in work.
Moving stores and having to relearn a lot about my new colleagues is exhausting. Trying to fit in, whilst attempting to stand my ground never has been my strong point but I’m always trying.
It’s so strange going to a new place though, the main job is the same but somehow feels different, can’t quite put a finger on it.
At home, I’ve been channeling my annoyances and mood changes into Graveyard Keeper and Stardew Valley. Two games I never really spent time with but wish I had earlier. They’re both very resource management heavy, and right now that’s exactly what my brain needs, to feel fully in control.
It’s been a little while since I fixated on something so I guess this is what it is this time.
Right now though, I need to go and relax ready for another fun filled day/week of running after Freddie and trying my best to match his enthusiasm and energy.