Since I’ve become a mother, I find myself using the phrase “I’d love to know…” more and more frequently. It’s mostly born out of fascination over this tiny little person that Mr Lighty and I have created. I’d partly love to know how we managed to create something so perfect, but there are a few other things I’d like to know, while I’m at it, too…
1. I’d Love to Know What our Neighbours Think…
I’d love to know what our neighbours think when our disastrously thin walls mean that they can hear Baby Lighty crying. Do they think I’m a bad mother if they hear him crying because his hunger has gone from zero to sixty in 30 seconds flat, and I can’t just magic up a bottle (despite the genius invention that is a Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine!)? Do they think I’m just letting him cry when in actual fact I’m trying to distract him for the 7 minutes that the reflux milk takes to thicken? And did they think Mr and Mrs Lighty had gone mad when they jumped up and down cheering because Baby Lighty rolled over for the first time today?! (That last point didn’t really happen, noooo, only crazy parents would do things like that, right?! 😉 )
2. I’d Love to Know what Mr Lighty thinks Mrs Lighty does during the Day…
I’ve lost count of the number of times Mr Lighty has been holding the baby and asks me if I can pass him the muslin / blanket / car seat (delete as applicable!), to which you’ll often hear Mrs Lighty replying “what do you think I do when I’m on my own?!”. Of course, Mr Lighty has not repeated the mistake of actually asking me what I do all day since the first time when, a very sleep deprived Mrs Lighty who’d been dealing with a very grumpy Baby Lighty all day, replied in a weary tone from her spot on the sofa and the first 5 minute sit down she’d had all day, “I kept the baby alive!”; the question has never been broached since, for some reason!! 😉
3. I’d Love to Know what you’re Laughing About…
Of course, a lot of Mrs Lighty’s curiosities are naturally associated with Baby Lighty. I didn’t realise how much a baby laugh would light up my world, but I’d still love to know the recipe for eliciting that laugh. Sometimes you laugh at seemingly the most random of things, Baby Lighty! Just what is it that’s making you laugh?! I’d love to know!
4. I’d Love to Know what you’re Talking About…
Similarly, I’d love to know what you’re talking about. When you babble away in your gorgeous little baby language, what are you trying to tell me? Similarly, when you’re talking to yourself in the iPad camera, what are you telling your little mirror image friend?! I know I shouldn’t wish your little life away, as all too soon you’ll be saying real words, and this precious baby language will be gone forever, but I’d still love to know what you’re saying!
5. And I’d Love to Know what you’re Dreaming About…
And finally, I’d love to know what you’re dreaming about, Little Lighty. When you’re cooing in your sleep, or even cuter still, when you’re laughing in your sleep, what is it that you’re seeing? I can’t wait to nurture your dreams in years to come and hopefully see them come true, too. But in the meantime, sweet dreams and dream big, little boy!
14 thoughts on “5 Things I’d Love to Know…”
I’d love to know what Baby J is staring at! He’s always looking off into the distance at something even if there’s nothing there!!
Haha! Don’t they say that when a baby is looking into the distance in a photo, they are looking at a loved one that has passed on but has come to visit?
I absolutely loved reading this post! Number 1 & 2 spoke to me sooo much. I always ask/shout at hubby when he asks me to pass him things, asking how he would cope on his own all day! My neighbours have nicknamed my baby the noisy baby, whoops!
Ha! I’m sure our neighbours have nicknamed Baby Lighty the same!! I definitely think the person that’s at home with the baby the longest masters the organisation and one-handed-ness required for sorting out the baby, it really amuses me when my husband asks me to pass him something or get something ready because he’s holding the baby! Thanks for taking the time to read 🙂 #TwinklyTuesday
I agree with all of these and often found myself saying what do you think I do when I’m on my own when I was on maternity leave! I always wondered what our upstairs neighbours thought when we lived in our old place and I asked them! They couldn’t hear his 3am wailing for milk!! I’ve had to apologise to our current neighbours though for the noise that comes out of the bathroom during hair wash time! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday
Thanks for taking the time to read my post! I’m tempted to ask my neighbours what they can hear but I’m not sure I want to know the answer!! #TwinklyTuesday
Aw this is beautiful. I too wonder what they dream about and find it so precious when you can see their little eyes twitching and you know that they’re off adventuring somewhere. (I also love “Keeping him alive” and I shall be remembering this one to be used at the next appropriate challenge I receive from my beloved haha) xx
Haha!! The ‘keeping the baby alive’ was one of my proudest moments in parenting so far!! ;D It’s when he’s laughing in his sleep that it’s so cute, it just makes me wonder what it is that he’s seeing that’s so amusing to him! Thanks for reading 🙂
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I also wonder what the neighbours think! I don’t care, but I do wonder 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #TheList x
Thank you for having me! Looking forward to linking up again soon 🙂 #TheList