Life With My Boy : Things They Don’t Tell You

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I have a great respect and love for websites and blogs that help young parents by telling them what to expect at each stage of a child’s growth.

However I have found out that they don’t tell you everything.

No one told me that between the ages of two & three, toddlers would be able to take Selfies with smart phones.

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As techy as I claim to be, I have to admit that I didn’t know ‘reverse camera’ was used for Selfies until my son started using it. Ye!

He also records & plays videos  and expertly uses the YouVersion Children’s Bible App on my phone (how much is that tab for kiddies again?)

The other day, I heard a voice say ‘What’s up men?’ And I practically froze. I had to be sure it was coming from my 3 year old.

Most recently, in the bathroom, while having his bath, he sang ‘Don Doro bucci‘ and before I knew it I had gone like ‘Eh, who taught you?’.

I do try my best not to panic or overreact as toddlers pick things fast and all but then…. Mothers are Mothers biko

Funny thing is, he still can’t answer to ‘Who taught you?’ so my questions are always answered with ‘It’s me!’

We’ve resorted to listening closely to him and trying to teach him what’s appropriate and what’s not.

The other day I said ‘Say after me, that’s inappropriate’. Lol. I can’t even begin to spell what he pronounced. Afterall, he’s only just a 3 year old.

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Life With My Boy: OMG! He’s 3!!!!

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Listening to my son lately, I see how much he’s so grown and today he hits the big 3 without the 0! LOL.

I remember recently in Church, he was sitting besides me and then started showing me his gentleman tendencies.

First he reached up and touched my hair:

Son: Mummy, your hair is beautiful.

Wow! Was I touched? I smiled and thanked him. I had a unique hairstyle on and people had been complimenting me.

Then he reached for my face

Son: Mummy, your lips are beautiful

I was practically blushing as I said thank you. I was wearing red lipstick. He then pointed to my eyebrows:

Son: Mummy, your eyelashes  (he meant eyebrows) beautiful.

Wow! My every morning struggle of getting the perfect curve on my brows. Lol.

Then he pointed to his Dad and said

Son: Mummy, see Daddy’s head, it’s big!

Oh my God! I couldn’t hold back the laughter even as I told my hubby later on.

Actually, my son thinks big is a compliment and loves to show of his big tummy! So we do have to condone some shirtless days at home. Lol.

Happy birthday to my adorable 3 year old, the hand of God is upon your life and you are blessed and highly favoured. We love you!

PS: The days of ‘that toy is for 3 years and above’ are over. Now I have to find other excuses. Lol. 

Life With My Boy: Yes or No!

It was a lovely Sunday Morning, I was in the kitchen cutting vegetables that had been toughened by the Harmattan in Lagos, when my toddler walked in. We got talking and the conversation progressed to this:

Me: So Ikem do you want to drink Tea?

I wasn’t looking at him when I asked, so I repeated the question and turned to see him nod his head. Feeling like a good mother, I decided to teach him some grammar:

Me: Ikem, don’t nod your head okay? You need to answer Yes or No.

Son: Okay.

Me: So do you want Tea?

Son: Yes or No!

Lol! I  just burst into laughter and left the boy alone.

Grammar ko,  Oyibo ni.

Life With My Boy: All Men are the Same!

Yes o! They are. Check out this scenario.

My Sister was playing with my son and next he said something like;

Aunty I like your nails. Beauriful”

Turned out my sister was wearing lovely pink nail polish on her nails. I was amazed he noticed and I checked my nails by reflex (I shouldn’t have bothered, I rarely wear nail polish).

So just like every other man around him, my son also appreciates beautiful things in women.  Lol

Anyway, I decided to paint my nails too (hoping he would notice) and guess what happens?

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Yes,  the picture says it all. My toddler also decided to get his nail painted and would not let me be, until I dabbed some polish on his nails.

Did he notice my lovely nails? I don’t think so,  he was too busy showing off his own!

“Mummy,  see my nails, beauriful”

There you go! Maybe I shouldn’t have bothered with the nail painting afterall.

Lol.

Life With My Boy: Meet my Twin!

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Stepping out in Mama's Shoes

Found my semi-siamese twin after decades of existence. I call him semi-siamese because we are not permanently joined together but he sure can be a tag – a – long

Mummy I want to carry you’

What he actually means is ‘Mummy carry me’.

And then he follows me around the house; from the sitting room,  to the kitchen and to the bedrooms and when I finally escape into the ‘ladies’ or the bathroom,  guess who’s knocking at the door? Yeah right!

My boy would step in my shoes, try to wear my clothes and then we share my Orange wristwatch.  I wear it to work, and he takes over when I get home.

But I have 2 magical words for severing all ties:
Word Number 1: It’s time to bathe
Word Number 2: Time to Sleep

My toddler suddenly disappears and I end up being the one to look for him. LOL.

What’s your experience with the little ones in your life?