Dear Alice- Week 35

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dear Alice,

Oh my goodness, you can stand. You are pulling yourself up on everything and anything, including me!  You sometime let go if you are feeling brave and stand for about a second before falling to your bottom. It's amazing to watch, though I still can't actually imagine you walking yet. You are crawling though, very fast as well! You literally zoom across the floor at 100mph!

Separation anxiety has set in! You don't want me out of your site and if I leave the room for a second you either scream for me to come back or come crawling after me (which is a nightmare when I need the loo!). But to be honest, I don't really want/need to leave you just yet so I'm not pulling my hair out about it. I take you everywhere with me. To restaurants, shopping, on the tube, to meet friends. And you love it and I love showing you off so it's win win!

And I'm not sure that I'm right, but I have a feeling that sometimes when you cry it is because you want your own way, not because something is wrong as such? The thing is, I thought you were supposed to be too young for tantrums, but I don't want to spoil you and not teach you right from wrong if that's what I should be doing. Any other mummy's out there with little 8 month olds going through this yet? When did you start teaching your little ones right from wrong?



  1. Oh god aye, Aiden can throw a tantrum! A countdown from 5 seems to work for my sister and her son. Though sometimes he will say 'one' to be cheeky! Lol. Aiden responds to 'Ah ah ah!' - he's knows he's doing something wrong then! Haha xo

  2. Attachment parenting is THE best. Her always wanting to be with you is normal. As for spoiling....if you know for sure she is just wanting her own way..just talk to her..tell her no....you can't do that or explain a bit. I've always used 1-2-3 with my kids (I have 4) but she's still pretty young and really needs you for everything :)

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  4. Hi Emma! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I thought I would stop by and do the same for you. I just realized you're in England...my husband was born in England so that's really neat! Have a great day!!!

  5. Yes, my daughter definitely started throwing tantrums when she didn't get her own way about 10 months old. I wouldn't be surprised if Alice was starting to assert a bit of her independence as well. Good luck! :-)


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