Daniel :: Jeans & bobble hat, H&M // Coat, Tesco // Wellingtons, Mothercare.
Joshua :: Boots & chambray shirt, H&M // Coat & trousers, GAP // Beanie & scarf, Tesco.
Parenting is such an emotional roller coaster, amiright?! I have felt every single one from absolute elation to utter terror today, between the hours of 7am and 8:30pm. I've been reading Laura Markham, "Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting" so I've been thinking more about my emotions and how I express them. When Joshua has left the table for the sixteenth time and is playing with a car instead of eating his rice, I'm trying to ask politely and just breathe, rather than getting cross. When he reaches over and asks 'Caca?' When he is supposed to be sleeping, to smile and snuggle him tight, and tell him how much I love him. I don't like labels on children but he is definitely my more challenging child, I'm not sure whether I expect more from him because he has an older brother, but he is definitely more cheeky and pushes his boundaries. At nearly two he still isn't sleeping through the night and it can take me up to an hour to get him settles and to sleep at night. Sometimes that bugs me, but I love that he needs me too. I wouldn't change watching their eyes get heavier, them slipping away to dreamland, safe in the knowledge I'm there, always.
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