THE 52 PROJECT – 8/52

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Suddenly obsessed with machines. ‘Duk Duk mummy!’ when he sees a digger. Lorries he loves too. Circles, triangles, stars and the colour yellow. Most colours are yellow to him.

But there’s mummy. Finally, he uses it to get my attention and it’s the sweetest sound. He calls me over to see his discoveries, whether it be the shutters at a friend’s house or the toast he’s been given from Dada.

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THE 52 PROJECT – 6/52

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I still can’t so much as make a cup of tea without him pushing a chair up to spectate. Here he’s ‘helping’ with the pasta (wholewheat frusilli with green pesto and cheese – the only variety he’ll eat). The Cheddar looked like a cartoon drawing by the time I realised he’d been making Sammy bite sized holes all over it.

THE 52 PROJECT – 6/52

THE 52 PROJECT – 5/52

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He’s finally growing into the white 18-24 baby-gros I tried so hard to track down (stock-piling on the next size whilst I found them. You’ll be my baby for a while yet, Sammy) – although the feet still flap loosely beyond his toes, collecting the grubbiness in their path.

We moved back home after almost three weeks of camping at Nain and Taids for a bit of decorating. Sammy’s floors are sanded and his unhealthy carpets and dirty yellowed walls of the landing are gone. Our little house is coming together (although Papa will have to repaint all the floors because the paint swatch lied and no family home can really have floors this pale).

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