In 3 weeks today my baby boy turns one years old. I’m both dreading it and willing it to come. I can’t wait to see my boy on his birthday, family members showering him with love, gifts and cake whilst mummy quietly sobs in a corner (only joking). I am going to be the proudest mother in the whole world!
However, there is a niggling question that I keep asking myself – what comes after 1?
Everyone I speak to keeps saying, “Oh, you’re going to see such a change in him once he turns 1!”
To me, he’ll always be my baby. A lovely friend of ours – Lucy from Dear Beautiful was telling me that the 2nd year is better than the 1st. Lucy then exclaimed that I won’t know it until it comes.
In my head I keep thinking of the Kevin and Perry sketch when the innocent boy walks up the stairs a child and returns the next day as a disgusting horrid teenager.
Is my baby going to bed a baby and waking up a toddler?
I don’t have a clue what’s to come after one and it’s a little bit scary in all honesty. I tell you one thing though, I’m glad the scary year is going to be over. None of the constant
“Can he have this before he’s one?”
“Are you allowed to do that before he’s 1?”
“Oh you shouldn’t do things this way before he’s one”
Hurrah! Crack open the cow’s milk, I’ll toast to that!