Change is always just around the corner. That's what it's been like for the past 12 months. Since Life at 1 we've moved twice, my brothers and sisters have changed schools and dad has decided to quit driving taxis.
We're not unusual it seems. In the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children 80% of families with children in my age group experienced a major life event in past 12 months and the biggest one (34%) was a parent changing their job or returning to work. In our case it's all to do with my parent's decisions about quality of life. Mum felt very isolated in the first house we moved to and dad was working long hours and not earning enough to pay for the petrol to get him to and from the job. And there was no time left for family.
For me, having more time with dad is great. See why in my Life at 2 video clip.
At 1½ I am right on track, walking, talking and ruling the roost as the little princess to my four brothers and sisters.
The tricky thing for us is that once again we're flat broke. In Life at 3 we'll see what this might mean for the wellbeing of a child.
|Sleep||Who ever said 'sleeps like a baby' didn't have one or know one|
|Toilet training||She’s trained – no nappies goes outside to poo on the verandah|
|Tantrums||She’s in the very amusing experimental stage|
|Talking||Talks like her mother (ie; a lot)|
|Breastfeeding/bottle||Boob - needs a 12 step program to give it up|
|Eating||It's all about the boob|
|Who looks after me?||The whole family|
|One line description||Adored and doted on child|