BIG Mistake?!


I've just written out 40 invitations for V's birthday and think I've made a BIG mistake.

In all of them.

No, not the date or the place.

Where it says FOR, I've put in the name of the person the invitation is for.  Is that correct?  Was I meant to write WHO the party is for?

I put V's name where it says GIVEN BY.

Is that ok?  Have I done it wrong?

Someone please let me know either way!  Not that I can do much about it now…



My son never ceases to amaze me.  I’ve said it before, I know.  But I just have to say it again!

In my last post, I was moaning about all the things V wouldn’t do.  He wouldn’t walk in the sand, he wouldn’t get in the pool, he wouldn’t wear a hat, he wouldn’t try new food, he wouldn’t put on his swimming shorts.  You get where I’m going, right?

That was all during the first two weeks in Bali.  

After that…

He tried eating new things – and ate soup and noodles again.  He even said, ‘NUMMY!’ after each bite 🙂

By the end of our holiday, he was not only in his swimming shorts.  He was also in arm-bands AND he wasn’t just on the steps.  He was in the middle of the swimming pool, not being held and splashing about by himself!  He was even jumping off the side into my arms.  

And he’s started talking so much – I  can’t get him to stop!


We're in Bali, having a (mostly) wonderful time.

But something is bothering me (no, it's not my mum).

It's my child and how particular/peculiar he is.

We went to the beach and he didn't like the feel of the sand on his feet. He had to be carried on LagosDad's shoulders the whole time! I was watching other kids his age, and they were all having the time of their lives running/crawling about.

We took him to the zoo a few days ago and he *loved* it. He loves animals. However, he didn't want to touch the parrots, the deer or feed the elephant. He didn't want to sit on the pony either!

He wouldn't get into the pool until our sixth day. And even then, would only splash about on the first step. Him getting that far was an achievement, and wasn't planned. Instead of wearing his swimming shorts, he was wearing a vest.

Today, he refused to stand on the first step in his swimmers. He wanted to wear a vest!

We went to Turtle Island yesterday. He didn't want to get on the boat, though he loves them! He saw the turtles, but didn't want to touch any of them. He was, however, quite happy to pet the little puppies we saw!

He ate noodles for the first time and enjoyed them. And he also ate sweetcorn soup for the first time and loved it. But he wouldn't eat it again!

And he won't wear a hat.

So? What's going on? I realise these are all new experiences for him, but how do I get him to stop saying 'no!' to everything?