Time flies …

Time flies …

Baby Tessa

What happened to

yellow rubber duckies, floating with permanent optimism,
tough board books with simple pictures, words and chewed spines,
soft pink and white elephants and squidgy rattles,
tiny stretchy baby suits that were too small too quickly,
(stretch the clothes, not the baby laughed Mum)
nursery rhyme nurseries with stick-on stories,
musical mobiles, warm nightlights and rocking chair
soothing on sleepless nights,
pastel coloured throws, floor mats, and nappy bags
with enough supplies for a trek to Nepal,
baby slings and prams, capsules and car seats,
and choice magazine advice for new parents.

They have all disappeared, along with the babies,
replaced with children who need less scaffolding.

9 thoughts on “Time flies …

  1. I hear you loud and clear Feathers, it seems every time they have a birthday, I melt into the pits of nostalgia. However did we survive the tsunami of advice from those ‘in the know’. I thought you went to Nepal for a minute lol Still have baby brain apparently πŸ˜‰

    1. definitely a time differential between kids and adults – painfully slow sometimes when you are a kid – especially waiting for something good like Christmas Day or turning 18, or first car πŸ˜€

  2. The baby bag packed for 6 months travel — I remember it well! Also remember that period when I finally realized I didn’t need to take everything the baby owned just for a couple hours’ leave-taking of the house! In the last phase it was “pack a couple diapers in my purse and improvise” — but that was a long much later measure of when I’d gained a bit of confidence! haha Oh those days pass too quickly.

    1. hahaha it does take a while to gain confidence – even easier when they are teenagers and grab their own stuff on outings and travel πŸ˜€ They were lovely days despite the luggage πŸ˜‰

  3. So many milestones and memories for parents, Gabe.

    I’m so excited to be going to meet the first baby born into my immediate family in 30 years in May – my great-niece. And also to see that cutie-pie that was my youngest, sweet, little niece now a mum! Can’t believe it.

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