This week’s small steps amazing achievement is one that has put a smile on the face of everyone who has heard it. Some background info needed for the story-
1.Mini has recently learnt how to come down the stairs herself by ‘bumming’ it down one step at a time. We always make sure one of us is with her when she does this- normally going ahead of her so we’re ready to catch her should she miss a step.
2.We have recently taken down one side of Mini’s cot allowing her independence to flourish as she can now hop into and out of the bed whenever she likes, which obviously has both good points and bad ones. It’s great to see her so mobile and we get the pleasure of her trotting into us in the morning to deliver lots of early cuddles and kisses.
It also means that now she can escape her cot, she has decided that 7.30 pm is far too early a time to go to sleep.
3.My brother was up staying with us for a few days this past week and one evening myself and Papa got to enjoy a well overdue date night courtesy of our live in babysitter.
4. My bro is profoundly deaf. We had purchased a baby monitor that vibrates whenever Mini moves, so he knew when to check on her. Mini put paid to that particular piece of technology some months ago, so like the rest of us he has no option but to go up the stairs to check on her. We have a gate at the top of the stairs that’s a bit finicky-sometimes it closes fine but other times you have to wait for the ‘click’ to confirm it’s closed properly.
So on the night in question we gave Mini an extra 30 minutes of waking time before putting her to bed at eight as she had been rubbing her eyes-a sure sign that she’s tired- and then headed out to one of our favourite restaurants.
We were just finishing up our main courses less than an hour later, when I received this text from my brother-