My baby boy is starting to converse. We have entered the world of sentences. It is a very fun place to be.
My little girl was an early talker and I guess my son falls under what might be considered late. This has made his journey an entirely different experience for me.
My days are filled with “What’s that noise Mummy?”, “Where’s Lulu?”, “Watch this Mummy” and “All done now”.
However, amongst the phrases that he likes to repeat time and again is “Oh dear” when his tower falls down. “I’m sorry Mummy” when he pours out my full bottle of vanilla extract. “I love you Mummy” each time I put him down or pick him up from a nap, and perhaps my favourite of all, “Well done Mummy” as he applauds me for singing the alphabet.
It is a beautiful stage and I wish I could slow it down.
Our days together are great, but the moment I want to burn to my memory is our night time chats. As I get him ready for bed he says “We chat?”. I sit in the chair in his room and he sits on my knee, holding my hands and telling me his favourite things about the day we have shared. Then he says the alphabet before telling me it’s my turn. Together we count to twenty and lastly sing a few nursery rhymes.
He laughs and smiles and stares at me the whole time. I leave the room thinking this is what it is all about: the sleepless nights, the cries we endure, the pain and frustration. It is worth it all just to hold those little hands, hear that little voice, see that little smile and kiss that little face. It is worth it all just to watch our little man grow into the amazing being that he is destined to be.
Quick and Easy Coconut Truffles
- 2 cups desiccated coconut
- 2 rounded tablespoons honey*
- 1 tablespoon of coconut cream
- 1 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
- Place the ingredients into your food processor and blend at high speed until the coconut has broken down and the mixture is smooth, well combined and sticking together.
- Using slightly damp hands press the mixture into balls and roll in coconut.
- Place in the fridge to set.
- Serve. Eat. Enjoy.
*you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.