Happy Birthday my little man.
You’re a silly little goose, a dare-devil, a performer, Mr Athletic, a cheeky monkey, a very determined little soul.
You love you big sister. She’s your idol. You copy her – everything she does and says.
You’re a parrot. You have been talking so much. You can count to fifteen, say ‘Please’ and ‘Nank you’. You can ask to be excused from the table with “May I be excuse me please?”
You are so smart. You are great at shape-sorting and can name the hard shapes like hexagon and trapezoid. You can recite your alphabet (close enough). You love singing, even if it comes out “Murray had a little lamb”. Boys can have lambs. Boys can also demand hair ties and sometimes a fairy is better than a pirate. As long as it’s a loud stompy fairy.
After all the havoc, you still love a cuddle. Not any cuddle – it has to be a ‘big cuddle’ that involves heaving you off the ground and squeezing you close. You may be tough-and-rumble, but you’re mummy’s boy at heart.
What a tiring but lovely two years it’s been my son. Love you lots.
For staph-related eczema, does anyone have a recommendation for an antibacterial wash or similar?
We’ve been putting a small amount of bleach in the bath as recommended by the eczema nurse. It’s pretty drying and Cameron (17 months) gets quite irritated during and just after the bath.
We are using emulsifying ointment in the bath too, and as a moisturiser.
We’ve tried pinetarsol and that didnt’ work, so after the nurse identified staphylococcus aureus as the culprit, we were told about bleach.
The nurse said that there is an antibacterial wash for eczema that is quite good, but can’t remember what it was.
I am wondering what other people have used and how it went.
Abby’s got a “Time for Bed” book about little animals going to bed. Her version, while eating snacks is “Go to sleep little raisin, little raisin…” (eats raisin). “Go to sleep little nuts, little nuts…” (eats nuts). “Time for bed little raisin, little raisin…”
How the book’s supposed to be read is below.
Abby’s been taking a variety of toys into bed with her lately. Not only has she been sleeping with her old faithful Baby Bear, she’s expanded to include Monster and Rabbit, often all at the same time.
Sometimes it’s not even soft toys that she sleeps with – we’ve found her lullaby music toy and various books in her bed. She came into our room one morning with a deflated beach ball which was more than likely her bed pal for the night.
The other day we found that she had slept with SpongeBob (“Bob-bob”). What’s so special about that? Nothing except her bed is rather small and SpongeBob is rather large!
So after about 15 minutes of trying to keep Abby (now 21 months) on her potty, she got off and laid a cable on the rug. She got off the potty, walked over to me, started straining at which point I picked her up to put her back on the potty, but I as I did that I heard a thud. A log complete with corn lying on my rug. Yes, there’s a human poo on my rug!! Yes, with corn!! Luckily it was solid enough to pick up, but still…
At least I got her to finish off on the potty because the remainder would not have come off the floor quite so easily!
Lucky for you, there are no photos to accompany this post.
Abby is now a big sister, though she doesn’t know what that means. She knows that Cameron is a baby, but also thinks all children are babies – even those bigger than she is!
Her vocab is forever extending. I’m losing track of all the words she knows because she picks up new ones so easily. She can recognise a lot of the things in her picture book and can understand many everyday things like “nappy change”, “bath time”, “bed time”, “pull your pants up” – lol.
She’s slowly learning the alphabet and numbers. She can recognise and say “A” (and sometimes will say “B” afterwards) and can say “2″ when you say “1″ but that’s about it. Still pretty good for a 17-month old.
Abby is growing up so fast. She’s becoming a real little girl. She loves to pretend to put on moisturiser, nail polish and lipstick, but still won’t keep her hair in pigtails or wear any hair accessories. It’s a shame because she looks so pretty with her hair done – oh well, we’ll have to settle for the 60s mop look instead – much more practical for a busy little monkey!