I was on m.c for the past two days due to fever. Alhamdulillah, I am recovering. Being at home for two days made me discovered few things about my son. Never had I thought that being away for 8 to 9 hours a day, 5 times a week from your child actually made you missed a lot of things about him/her. Well, who am I to complaint, after all it is the path that I choose to be - a working mom.
However, this time around Faaz's new 'skills' are not something pleasant to know. Instead of delighted, it triggers concern and worry at the same time. The first incident happened as I was having my lunch in front of the TV while Faaz was playing with his toys near me. Out of sudden, he climbed on the coffee table next to the 3-seater sofa where I was seated and jumped towards the sofa while grinning away. More to dive actually. Oh my goodness, it happened so fast! I was terrified but Faaz on the other hand, not a single trace of fear were seen on his face. Instead, he was so ready to repeat the same thing again. I just couldn't believe what I just saw, can't believe a 15 months old can do such stunt!
Second incident happened in the kitchen. I was busy washing the dishes when suddenly Fadzil shouted to me from the dining area, alarmed me of Faaz, who apparently was behind my back. I thought it was a normal routine Faaz would do, followed me closely behind my back (he can't be parted away from me whenever I am at home) but I was wondering why Fadzil had to scream. I was terrified when I turned around. Faaz was standing on a stool, his hand was trying to turn on the fire from the stove! OMG!
What had happened is definitely an eye opening for me and Fadzil as a parents and we thank Allah SWT for this. It made us realized now that Faaz has grown up, he is fearless and ready to experiment every single thing that a grown up do. And lately, with our nephew staying with us, Faaz will surely imitate every action that he made, anything that looks fun to explore. It's about time that we sharpen our parenting skill and educate Faaz of the danger he might face. Honestly, we are still learning of the best possible way to make a 15 months old toddler understand it. Anyone who care to give some tips is more than welcome..Besides that, we are now trying to improve the child-proofing around the house. Like mentioned in babycenter, the most effective way to ensure your baby's safety is to take a baby's-eye view of your home.
Mama is quite cool when it comes to this. Maybe because she had experienced it so many times, unlike us. I know, its part of the journey of a growing child that every parent will experience but at the age of 15 months?? Perhaps, I am thinking too much, perhaps I am exaggerating, perhaps its the normal thing happened to any child as the same age as Faaz, but I cant lie to myself pretending I am not concern or worry about his safety coz I am. I feel it's way too advance for such age to do a "superman stunt".
Come to think of it, what others used to say is true indeed. Worry is very synonym to a first time mother...
just like I am.