Why it’s great to be a baby


Sometimes I think it must be pretty awesome to be a baby. Sure, they have to poop in their pants and they can’t speak or move around too well or do pretty much anything on their own, but everything is new and exciting. They can look at an empty box and think, “THAT IS THE MOST AMAZING THING I’VE EVER SEEN.”

We should all be so lucky.

Here is a list of things that fascinated the Popple today:

  • A canvas bag full of glass recycling
  • Her own fingers
  • The back of a wooden chair
  • The TV remote
  • My ear
  • A page that she ripped out of a lift-the-flap book
  • Her new toothbrush (Apparently we’re supposed to brush her tiny almost-two teeth, which is a total farce, because she just grabs the toothbrush out of our hands and chews on it.)

Watching the Popple discover the world is one of my favourite things about being a parent. I love hearing her giggle or when she reaches her arms out to me for a hug, but nothing gets me like seeing her get excited over weird little things.

When you spend your day with someone who thinks that everything is the best thing ever, you start to appreciate things in a new way. The way the door handles in your house go up and down. How soft your cat is. The great sound a bowl makes when it’s banged repeatedly on the table. The view out of a dirty train window, on your way to somewhere new.

18 Replies to “Why it’s great to be a baby”

  1. This is so true! I love seeing Baby Lighty’s fascination with every day objects and occurrences. Totally agree that it’s the best thing about motherhood. Popple is adorable! 🙂

    1. Thanks! It really is great to watch them discover things. She’s recently developed a fascination with our cat’s tail, much to his dismay.

  2. So cute! I find the toothbrush thing ridiculous too. We’re supposed to brush their two teeth, but mustn’t let them swallow the toothpaste…. Have they ever met a baby?

    1. I know! She definitely swallows a bit of the toothpaste, but there’s not much I can do about it. How can you teach an 8-month-old to spit?

  3. This is lovely and so true! Think we can learn a lot from the little ones at how to enjoy the everyday things! #coolmumclub

    1. Yesterday she spent 20 minutes turning the TV remote over and over in her hand. It was great just to watch her, even though I couldn’t really see why it was so interesting.

  4. Oh how I wish I could see the world through my children’s eyes, I love how fascinating and interesting everything is to them 🙂 #coolmumclub

    1. Me too! Just being around them makes you appreciate things a little bit more.

  5. Gorgeous photo! I love the look of wonder on their faces at the silliest things, it really makes me appreciate what’s going on around me more. 🙂 #coolmumclub

    1. Thanks! I love the look of wonder on her face in that photo, even though I think we were just passing an ugly rail station.

  6. Sometimes the simplest blog posts are the best! Love this! Our littlest is in heaven if you let her loose on a cupboard of tupperware!
    #coolmumclub thanks for linking x

    1. Ooh, Tupperware – I’ll have to get some of that out for her. She likes to open and close containers and boxes these days.

  7. Aww I love this. I loved watching the fascination on my boys faces when they were babies exploring the world. Baby’s often remind us about how wonderful the simple things are.

  8. randommusings29 says: Reply

    I think we can all learn something about appreciating the little things from babies and young children. Their joy at the smallest things is so good to see and makes you realise the world is a pretty amazing place if you take the time to see it 🙂 #justanotherlinky

  9. Ah it’s great to be a baby!So much to explore!Love your header x #fartglitter

  10. love this, we are on our second sky TV remote because Effy is sooooo fascinated, it got covered in dribble.

  11. Aw, very true. Sometimes it’s brilliant to stop and enjoy the little things through your tot’s eyes. But sometimes I’m like: ‘Stop banging the flipping table!’ 🙂


  12. So true, our little people make us cherish the small things. Thank you for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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