Belinda tells me that today Benjamin was “a different kid” at playgroup. Today he took off and got mobile with the other littlies but ensured to stop and put on his best smile for the mums on several occasions.
At the end he was exhausted and came home for a big sleep.
We think he was showing off or maybe he is a little star.
It was Ben’s first birthday a few days ago on the 16th April 2008.
We had some idealistic expectation that on his birthday Ben would be his best and most cheerful self.
Sadly it was not to be, due mainly to the dredded “teeth”. Man the whole teething thing is nasty.
On the positive side we had a bit of a party on the following Saturday and Ben was fantastic all day even without his normal sleep routine. We were very proud. It was also great to see so many friends and family come along to celebrate with us. I think it is as much a celebration for us (the parents) for making it this far without damaging Benjamin too much. Hopefully we have done an OK job.
Belinda is waving a washer around in the air. Apparently Ben found this funny.
He is easily amused and it’s hard not to laugh along (which of course we do). This tricks you into thinking the whole baby thing is also easy.
Looking back now I know we were very lucky (especially after talking to other parents), but it sure didn’t seem that way at the time.