10 3 / 2014
Today Lucas made a friend. She’s about four months older than him, but they are very nearly the same size, and they both have curly blonde hair. From behind they almost look like twins.
They both discovered the toy kitchen at play group, shared a plate of fruit (Lucas even fed her a grape), and at the end of the session they were taking turns to play with the window pane in the door.
They were so sweet together. She actually lives in the same village as us and her mother is really lovely, so I might see about arranging going to the park together one day or something. He could have his first play date!
09 3 / 2014
I watched my sister in the village panto. We were all of five minutes (by foot) away. For two hours.
Did I call my parents during the interval to check on him, though? You bet your ass I did.
08 3 / 2014
As a person who actually changes multiple diapers a day, I find people who fetishize the wearing of them by adults very, very bizarre.
They’re a poop receptacle. How is that hot?
06 3 / 2014
I don’t usually talk about car seats because I don’t want to start/get involved in any online drama, but I’ve gotta say, I had no idea how many people were totally clueless about car seat safety. I’ve just seen a string of photos where parents proudly showed off their really little (younger and smaller than my son, who is a pretty skinny almost 11 month old) in forward facing seats with visibly loose straps. Not, “Oh. That should probably be a wee bit tighter but is okay” straps, LOOSE straps.
It really puts the tumblr drama I see re: car seats in perspective. I totally agree that kids should be rear faced for as long as possible, etc, but damn, at least everyone on here (that I’ve seen) straps their kids into their seats properly, rear facing or not. Apparently that is not something to be taken for granted.