Ah milestones. The bringers of great joy and anxiety. Those of you familiar with this blog will know that I try to not take milestones too seriously. I have, more or less, held the view that things will happen with Hannah when they happen, and that I will enjoy the journey along the way. I do, of course, encourage Hannah […]
There’s a baby who knows that all slides are pure gold, and she’s climbing a stairway to heaven… Hannah loves a good slide. She has done so ever since she was first introduced to them on our trip to Queensland. Since that first time, her mobility has developed to the point where she can navigate her way up steps, over […]
Hannah has learnt how to point. So what? I hear you say. Most babies learn how to point a lot earlier than 13 months old.
Sooner or later everything becomes obsolete. I have fond memories of playing my Sega Megadrive in the 90s. Michael Jackson moonwalked his way across the 30cm screen, Sonic the Hedgehog ran at unfathomably fast speeds and life was good. Nothing could ever top it, or so I thought. And I laughed, oh how I laughed, at my friend with […]
The world is full of people with unimaginable talents. People who seem to be capable of super-human feats, who push their minds and bodies to the very boundaries of human achievement. Most of us look up to these people as heroes, idols. We even lump god-like status on them. We wonder how they came to be so fortunate as to […]
Sometimes I know I’m not being the best dad that I can be for Hannah. Sometimes I get distracted. Sometimes I have a sneaky peak at the internet when Hannah wants me to play. Sometimes I try to feed Hannah stuff that I wouldn’t eat, while I eat something far more tasty and far less healthy.
Most parents know all too well the feeling of waiting for their child to achieve the major milestones. The anxiety of wondering if your child will ever roll, sit up, talk, walk, complete and algebraic equation etc., as other babies around him all seem to be doing it. The slight tinge of jealousy that accompanies watching videos of other people’s […]