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You know the one thing Florin isn’t allowed to do at his grandparents? Climb the stairs alone. You know the one thing that is truly irresistible?

Yep.

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I don’t know what the cars of the future will be like, and I won’t be naive enough to assume I can name a model that will be around when you’re learning to drive but let me tell you this Florin, this will always be your first sweet ride.

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Sometimes we bribe him with food to stay still. It doesn’t always work.

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  1. gravatar for claire claire

    oh my goodness…he’s such a little cheekster x
    ps. sorry to ask, but i just have to….where are those shorts/braces from…every little boy should look that cute!

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Nighttime bedtime avoid-er.

A brilliant smile, a small wiggle and he’s out of bed and into the toys. With his siblings asleep, the toys are all his for the plundering. No older siblings telling him “no”, no other hands to vie for the pinkest of the ponies and absolutely no one around to see him smash said ponies with great force into anything that happens to be nearby. Not to mention the gleeful lawlessness of sucking the horses mane which is a misdeed that is not tolerated under the watchful eye of the pony owners. So here at night, where I aid and abet his corruption, we exchange knowing looks that what the big siblings don’t know won’t hurt them.

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  1. gravatar for naomi naomi

    Love this picture! He looks sovery pleased with himself; making the very best of his one-on-one time with those interesting, colorful & yummy toys:)

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Sometimes I have a flash back to parenting his siblings and stand for a moment in silent thanks that he does not (despite what it may look like in this photo) cry during all his car trips. It makes the select times when he does all the more bearable. I take this photo at Lolo & Lola’s where he spent the night with his papa while I went overnight interstate. How strange and wonderful to have a baby equally as content with his father (and my expressed milk) as he is with me. Again, flash backs to parenting his siblings remind me that this would never have been possible with a different baby. Leaving the room at night to go to the toilet often didn’t seem possible, let alone getting on a plane! And so here I am, mother to a baby who is incredibly easy going and learning that we’re guided a whole lot more by our children than I ever thought. The ideals of what I thought was best for babies having been largely shaped by the babies I had had.

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  1. gravatar for becky McIntosh becky McIntosh

    Often I look at your photos of Florin and think “ah she is so lucky to have easy cruisy babies” well now I will bite my tongue and stop jumping to conclusions! I too have babies that cry every car trip! They don’t want to sleep lying down and just want to be held. Here’s hoping I get a cruisy Florin-type next time. but it is kinda nice to know you’ve been through the battle grounds first ;)

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  2. gravatar for Ashley Ashley

    Thank you for this post – especially that last line. Oh dear did I ever think I knew what I would be/do as a parent. And then I had my little one and he needed me. He needs me. He needs and needs and needs me so much. Like you said, where sometimes I have to hold him on my lap as I use the bathroom because otherwise he is crying (even at 13 months!) But my mother says I was the same way (karma!) and that I have turned into a lovely lady so to just be patient. Crossing my fingers and hoping she is right. Thankfully I see that your older two seem to be awesome kiddos (and little man too) so needy or not needy, I’m sure mine will get to need me a little less one day too and then I’ll be sad. Thanks for your blog and photos and bits of joy sent from across the world :)

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