Ok... this is not working. I have NOT adjusted properly to the fact that this little monkey is now a walking, running, fearless little toddler! It is so hard to get my head around, especially because it was only last week that she really started properly walking everywhere. Since then we have had a major shock and reality check!
The first reality check came when we took her to the park at the weekend. And she ran off! Literally! She has no fear this girl. I was convinced she would come back if she got too far away from us. But she didn't. She just kept going! She tried to grab another little boy's football, eat another families food and play with a ladies bag. And as funny as it was, it was definitely stressful. The second incident happened at Primark this week. I met up with a good friend and her little baby and we had a wonder around the shops. When we got into Primark, Alice was getting fussy so I thought "why not let her have a little walk about". BIG MISTAKE. She was gone in seconds. I felt like the worst mother, totally out of my depth as she ran away from me in the store, picking up hangers and other sharp objects from the floor.
I love that fact that she can run about now and do so much more than when she was just crawling. But it is taking some adjusting. I need to figure this thing out or else I will never be able to go out in public with Alice on my own again!