So the news tells us there’s corruption everywhere, the economy is pretty shaky and now the weather’s gone down hill. Miserable, hey? Well maybe, but I’m not going to take this lying down. I’ve been looking at loads of blogs this week and came across Mummy from the Heart who hosts a weekly bloghop called ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’. I think we could all do with a bit of that so here’s my list:
1) Being a second time mum
I enjoyed being a new mum first time round but it was hard going. What a learning curve! I never felt like I knew what I was doing or whether things were going ok. What’s that rash? Is he ever going to start talking? Am I going back to work too soon? This time I’m so much more confident that I can just enjoy having a tiny baby without all the worry and I absolutely love it.
2) E being a fantastic big brother
I’ve heard so many stories about how difficult toddlers can find adapting to a new baby. I have a friend who is at her wits end because her four year old will pretend to fall over every time she walks past her new baby brother so she can ‘accidentally’ kick him. Don’t get me wrong, E has certainly had his moments since the baby arrived. There’s been some tantrums when he wasn’t getting enough attention and he’ll always find the noisiest toy to play with when I’m trying to get T to sleep but whenever they’re together E is so gentle, tickling his tummy, playing this little piggy or helping him grip on to toys. No matter what he’s doing T’s face lights up whenever he sees his big brother and seeing them together just makes my heart melt.
3) Being a new blogger
I’m very new to blogging, having finally taken the plunge thanks to Netmums Parent Bloggers Network, which I wrote about in a recent post (here). I’m really enjoying it and people have been so kind and generous in their comments.
So that’s why I’m cheerful (and grateful) today. Why don’t you pop over to Michelle’s blog and linky up your own reasons to be cheerful?