Sixth letter in my A-Z managing with a toddler and newborn series;
F for Friends
I wouldn’t know how to cope if I didn’t have friends to randomly contact.
My best friend has been my rock over the years.
She was there throughout my post natal depression.
She’s watched my toddler grow from a tiny baby to the little person she is today.
When my newborn came along, she made regular visits to see us; mainly to save my sanity in the early days.
My girls adore her so much.
Socialising my toddler
My daughter is a social butterfly. She loves to talk, play and sing.
Being with her friends as soon as possible when her sister came along really helped her.
I can tell when she needs her friends more than me because she gets easily annoyed with me; when I don’t understand her role play games or can’t climb to the highest point on a climbing frame.
We both love getting out of the house and visiting our friends.
Making memories. Every time we meet.
If we have a day when we’re stuck indoors; it’s a day from hell. We all benefit from going from a walk even if it’s a short one.
Friends; we all need atleast one person in our life that we can call upon.
I honestly don’t think I’d have made going from a mum of one to a mum of two without the help of my friends. By made it I mean; not slipping back into depression, or being able to cope as easily as I have done. Especially when I had so much anxiety before my baby was even born.