I am the centre of my parent’s universe. They’re the first to admit it. Having struggled for 10 years to have her IVF miracle baby, my mum doesn’t want to miss a moment of my growing up. But this has had its challenges. Mum’s struggled with separation anxiety and depression. And dad, even though his favourite thing is to spend time with me, has been dealing with his own demons – the on-going tussle between freedom and being tied down.
Crunch time came late last year but all credit to my parents they’ve come up with a strategy that may just fix the relationship issues. Hear our plan on my Life at 2 video clip.
Meanwhile my dad says I just get “betterer and betterer”. At 1½ I’m a running, happy go lucky girl, keen to figure out how the world works and chat to my imaginary friends on my mobile phone.
Like 65% of the children in my age group in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children I’m now in childcare, in my case 2 days a week in family day care.
Our big news is that we are building a home in the suburbs. See how this pans out in Life at 3 for the family whose dad said before I was born “suburban dad, I’m not”.
|Sleep||Like a log|
|Toilet training||Is adept at putting toilet rolls in the toilet|
|Tantrums||A real little actress, best leave her to it|
|Talking||Fluent in jibberish|
|Eating||Devours olive tapenade and chilli dips|
|Who looks after me?||Mummy|
|One line description||Easy-going, deliriously-happy angel|