I absolutley love that my little Action man can now walk on his own...I love the freedom it gives him - I really do.
I don't love the freedom it has taken away from me.
Lately I feel like I can't go anywhere unless it involves an enclosed space and I am feeling a little closed in.
You see my little one is at that stage where if he is on the ground he runs away. Yet - he will not sit still in his pram for any length of time either. It is driving me mental.
So far the only solution I have is to put up with it or only go to enclosed pay spaces or people homes.
No longer can I go anywhere for coffee with friends - it is not relaxing. Often I end up feeling more stressed than anything else becausea) I spend the entire time chasing after him - who thinks it is a big game. and B) I don't actually get to participate in conversation at all.
I come away thinking about the kind of impression I must have made and how people must have thought I was so rude - and spend 3 hours beating myself up about it.
It is no fun at all!
I don't think there is any solustion really because there are no dedicated spaces where you can go and have a coffee and a chat and have a safe area for the babies to play in when they are this little and walking. Most places are designed for older kids.
I know I know - this too shall pass - but until then I will feel trapped and frustrated.
This post was written for the Steady Mom 30 Minute BLog Challenge.