Monday, 19 October 2015

The diary of a 9 month old escape artist

My name is Arthur, I am 9 months old and I LOVE to break free! My Mummy thought it was great at first, she used to clap and tell me how clever I was...

Today things have taken a drastic turn! I managed to tip my baby bouncer over whilst Mummy was on the toilet and I crawled out of the room with it strapped to my back!! 


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(That'll teach her - sitting down to do a wee - why does she think nappies were even invented??! ...You just carry on making my lunch Mamma, whilst simultaneously singing me a song so that I am fully entertained and then just do your wee then!)

Honestly, grown ups!


Trouble is, I think my Mummy quite likes sitting down to do her wee wees because now she looks a bit different - her mouth is pointing in the wrong direction and she isn't clapping at me! Seriously, I tried SO hard with this one and not one single bit of recognition...and now Mummy is on the phone to my beloved Daddy talking about padded walls and baby harnesses ...please send help!!!!

Clearly Mummy isn't going to congratulate me on my latest achievement, so here is the journey to my greatest escape so far...

 Here I am at 7 weeks, I rolled off my mat trying to reach a toy...

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Mummy was pretty happy with this one, until she realised I could roll around the room and cause all sorts of mischief - she stopped leaving me on my own after that!

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I didn't just stop at daytime escape plans - oh no! Mummy and Daddy used to swaddle me in a blanket because I used to hit my face in my sleep (well, that's what THEY said anyway - I still maintain it was them!) I managed to break free of every single one of them bad boys! Oh, the number of times they used to come back in and just wrap me up again - did they not know it was all just a game to me?? Ha! suckers.

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They soon got tired of that game (no stamina!) and started putting me in those sleeping bags for babies. Big mistake. Aint no match for me!  Here I am celebrating after making it out of there with my dignity intact ( we did have an embarrassing moment a couple of weeks ago where my PJ bottoms ended up around my ankles in the process - apparently Mummy thought that WAS funny...)

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All that rolling around is apparently the reason I keep hitting my face on the cot, so Mummy put these ridiculous cot bumpers on the sides. I think she's just trying to cage me in. Guess what? PEEPO! ......Apparently getting trapped in these is actually quite dangerous so she took them off again....

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No problem! I'll just eat my way out!


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At 5 months I learnt how to crawl - thank the lord!! This is the day she tried to leave me so she could 'have a cup of tea' - she didn't try that again! Silly Mummy, you'd have thought she'd have realised by now - wherever she goes, I go! Or else!

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She got me lots of fancy things to try and get me to sit still 'for a few minutes' ( that means AGES!) Here I am climbing out of the bumbo, and the ball pool....

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I am starting to think my Mummy really just wanted a pet rabbit - why else does she keep putting me in these containers??!

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No sooner had I worked out how to climb out of my pram did THIS happen:


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Defeated. I'm still working on this one...

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This was my initial attempt at escaping the bouncer at 6 months - not a bad effort, and totally fooled Mummy into thinking I'd never succeed. Fool.

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Bath time became my next goal and I totally nailed it! Mummy got soaked - I love water games it was so much fun!!

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She took me to my friend's house and we came up with a plan! He distracted her and I got to work on my escape route...

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Foiled! I like playing there anyway, I just wanted to teach Mummy a lesson. She's just not getting it!

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Which brings me to the present day. Yes, I managed to climb out of my high chair - I didn't want my porridge! Goldilocks wouldn't have put up with that rubbish, why should I?! I'm outta here...

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...going to live my life as a snail with my bouncer chair on my back...

Mummy's not too happy about it - she's talking about needing some help...What should I tell her??




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22 comments:

  1. Fantastic post this made me laugh and remind me of how my boys were when they were tiny. Always into everything and constantly looking for ways to cause mischief! #fartglitter

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    1. Haha thank you- please tell me it gets easier?!! X

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  2. Oh good grief! What an incredible escape artists. My lot had their moments, but he wins hands down :) Great post x #fartglitter

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    1. Haha Sara I feel like if this was a competition, winning isn't so great (for me!) lol! X

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  3. Lol you aren't alone in this that's for sure. The other day my daughter turned over the baby bath and was wearing it as a shell. #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. Oh this made me laugh - imagining that! X

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  4. Wow!!! Clever kid. Good luck when he starts walking and climbing...you will be seriously kept busy. Oh the fun just never ends!! #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. Thanks Anna, feel like I may have to install a soft play center in my living room lol!

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    2. Wouldnt that be a winner!!! You could be on to something...

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  5. Wow! Quite the little Houdini you've got there. I'm impressed. Our tot hasn't figured out how to escape from the sleeping bag yet, thank heavens. The also has never been keen on sitting still though.

    Thanks so much for linking up with #fartglitter xxx

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    1. I think I may just have to invest in a different style of sleeping bag!!

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  6. Oh my goodness! Do I remember those days! Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday.

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  7. HaHa! So funny. It took me back seven years to when my eldest was like this. It makes me laugh that as parents, we can't wait for our little ones to move onto the next development stage yet when they're there, it's a totally different story.

    Oh! And yes, it does get easier.

    Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

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    1. Absolutely! I am in no hurry for him to walk that's for sure! (Unless it actually makes things easier-then walk away!!!) thanks for your comment

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  8. Blimey!! The twins used to move around quickly enough but your little guy is SUPER SPEEDY!! Blimey! I always used to contain them in their cots when I needed to do something and know they were safe! Hurrah for that — at least it gave me chance to have a shower in the morning in peace!! :) Thanks so much for sharing and linking up with us at #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. Haha if only cot time were so peaceful with Arthur - I think he thinks I'm putting him to bed! I've been using a travel cot (soft sides no injuries!) as a playpen but he's got wise and acts as if he's being imprisoned lol! It is the only place I can put him (apart from strapped into his pushchair) that he can't get out of though so that might be something to do with it lol!

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  9. This is the best post I've read in ages... too funny! Well done Arthur... Caspian's got nothing on you, though he did take a dive off the bed on Sunday when daddy wasn't looking which resulted in a trip to A&E (that will teach Daddy to try and watch the rugby while on baby patrol) #KCACOLS

    Nadia - ScandiMummy x

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  10. Oh poor Caspian! Perhaps he was trying to copy those rugby players!! Arthur's daddy thought he could do a (pooey) nappy change whilst watching the rugby - that was a big mistake!! (Luckily I was there to dive in and help!)

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  11. hahaha..your little boy is super speedy!! LOL My little one is now 14 months and she is very similar. She started crawling when she was 6 months and walked since 10 moths so she has always been very fast and very difficult to keep her steal. She is just all over the place which is hard work!! Love you post!! Thanks so much for joining me at #KCACOLS. I love having you here!! I hope you join me again tomorrow! :-) xxx
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    1. Thanks Franca - sounds like you've definitely got your work cut out with your daughter! Arthur will be 10 months in a week, he's standing but not walking yet ... That will be hard work!!! X

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    2. He might be walking soon I think!!! Good Luck!! LOL ;-) x
      #KCACOLS

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