Around this time last year I wrote a post about the supposed effects of babbling to babies. This year I’ve moved from babbling nonsense to just nonsense. From the early nappy filled days of ” we are going to need a bigger bin!” all the way through these 20 months of being a mum I have found my sentences getting stranger and stranger. Along with the daily, “don’t eat that”, “put that down”,”don’t put the breakfast in your hair” I have also started to notice I find myself saying peculiar sentences I had never anticipated hearing from my own mouth” I can’t brush your teeth with a truck in your mouth”. ” if you put that car in the toilet it’s never coming out”, “take that out of your mouth and put in my hand “”Oh god, Is that snot in the sieve?”.
As he is heading towards two I’m seeing all early signs of his strong will getting even stronger. With a year ahead bringing toilet training, a second birthday and a whole host of unknowns I’m preparing myself for my sentences to get even stranger, the tantrums get bigger and amongst all the madness I’m pretty hopefully that the craic will be mighty too.