Monday 11 May 2015

Slugs, Snails and Puppy Dog's Tails

'Slugs and snails, and puppy dogs tails, That's what little boys are made of'

Archie is a boy who has no fear.  A boy who will stand at the top of the stairs, fling his arms out and shout catch as he tumbles towards you.  A boy who asks for his watering can to be filled up to feed the plants, and then tips the whole thing all down himself on purpose.  He is a boy who finds the muddiest puddle in the park, and then tries to bury parts of his body in it.  Archie is the boy who never seems to be clean, even straight out of the bath.

Archie is rough and tumble, he is fearless, he is cheeky, he is rebellious.  He is also loving, and gentle and cuddly.  When he does something, he does it with all his heart, whether that be jumping, cuddling or protesting.  He is headstrong, but heartstrong too,

Archie is a proud big brother, introducing everyone he meets to his baby Finn.  He is a protective big brother, doing his best to care for Finn, asking to help change his nappy, wanting to hold a bottle, to put a dummy in his mouth, to rock the bouncer, to sing him a song.  Archie is a curious big brother, shocked everytime Finn cooes back at him, confused everytime he doesn't understand.

Archie is no longer my baby, but he is still my baby.  He is two, he has long limbs, fast legs, the ability to open any bottle and a serious attitude, but he is only two, still wanting cuddles, needing me to put on his socks and shoes, and to hold his hand in the road.

I am constantly amazed that I made this little person.  He is so different to his big brother and so different to his little one too.  He is cheeky, smart, frustrating and determined and he is so loving. 


  1. I got all choked up at the pictures, and then I read the text and had to sniffle quietly to myself for a moment! You write so beautifully.

    Also: holy matching DINOSAURS! Where did you FIND these?!

  2. Aw gorgeous! I'd love a little boy :)


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