Did I really just miss my sons first word?
We all love the milestones of our children and today for the first time Dave has taken full care of the Robot for the whole day. We had a heart to heart last week and I said that I would share with you what this was. I have a whole blog post planned to tell you all about it but I guess I am going to let slip a bit today.
We are in a good position that means that Dave is able to look after the Robot one day a week as well as have the weekend off. I’ve always been the one to take care of our son and I love it but I needed something else for me. I left my job at the end of my maternity and it is a decision I am really happy with. So now I have one day a week that is mine all mine to do with what I want… okay that isn’t our agreement, I have to seek out some form of other income. These ideas will follow but todays post isn’t about that.
Daddy day care
This is a term Dave uses so I don’t mind typing it here. It really isn’t daycare though, he’s just being a parent to his son. No daycare about it. I’m sat upstairs typing this post while he looks after the Robot. I can here them playing and crashing about the living room. It’s really lovely to hear.
The Robot is going through a really clingy phase and we’ve been worrying about how he’ll cope without me all day. Turns out he is absolutely fine. I have been on hand for any traumas (there were none) and we got in some sneaky boob time too.
About 30 minutes ago though they came upstairs to tell me what they’ve done all day. With a cup of tea too, extra Brownie points. They’ve been on the train to Arnside and back. My answer was so you didn’t stop there? No, Dave took him to the train station to see the trains and then decided to get on it, went a couple of stops, changed platforms and then came back again. Apparently the Robot was very snuggly throughout! What ever floats your boat!
Then the first word bomb shell hit…
Have you ever heard him say cow before? They’d gone for a walk down to the canal and Dave was showing him the cows and apparently he said cow. Nooooo, does that count as a first word? If I wasn’t there to hear it? We get loads of da da da das and mum mums from him but cow is different. I feel a little cheated with missing this. It’s only a cow though and might just be a sound?
My desire to have a bit of time to work on me has made me miss a milestone.
What’s in a milestone?
I’ve sat and thought about this though, there has been plenty of times in the last year when Dave has said to me, “did you know he crawled like that?”, “did you hear that noise he made?”, “look at him smile!”, ” he is lovely isn’t he?”. My usual reply is yes, he’s been doing that for a few weeks, it made me realise that I’ve not been sharing this important milestones with Dave.
This time Daddy, you get one in the bag.
Even though it may just be a sound over a word, Dave I’ll let you have this parenting moment!
I’ll be going to see the cows daily now until he does it again. He he.
How do you celebrate your milestones? Do you have some good first words?