The first few months after Mark’s birth, everyone was very understanding. Most folks know babies are tough at first and that it takes time to adjust. But Mark is one now and I should have it all figured out by now. I don’t.
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Mark is turning thirteen-month-old on November 12. Not a big milestone like his one-year-old birthday but it still deserves an update, as he has been busy learning new tricks!
Feng and I love to imitate “Mark who bumps his head against the floor trying to lick it”, “Mark walking and crash landing” or the mini-tantrums he throws when he can’t reach something.
Because Mark is still young, I shadow him everywhere, including in places where I’m obviously not supposed to be—inside the tiny house at the playground or at the very top of the McDonalds’ play structure. About that… how am I going to go down with Mark? Crap. One of these days, I’m going to get stuck in the slide.
I open the curtains—yep, it’s raining—and set Mark beside his “treasure chest”, an empty box of diapers filled with toys. He empties it loudly, climbs on the box and two seconds later starts crying because… because of what, actually? “Why do toddlers scream?” I Google. Twenty results. “Why do toddlers cry?” yields 8,000 results and the first one is encouraging “Why do toddlers cry and how to deal with it.”
In Ottawa, we give out candies every year. But I couldn’t really go trick-or-treating without that essential accessory—a kid. I baked a baby for nine months and I’m trying to raise a toddler. I deserve to go trick-or-treating now!
We were so proud of him we almost cried. Parents are stupidly emotional sometime… but seeing your baby walking for the first time is strange. He looked so… grown up!