If you follow my Facebook or Twitter feeds, you may have noticed that S is teething at the moment. She’s grumpy, she’s dribbling, she’s crying, she’s clinging to me. It’s not much fun, and not a lot is being done.

The other morning I was trying desperately to sort out my online banking before we left for nursery. I’d given her breakfast and got her dressed, wiped her nose about a gazillion times, and put her on the play mats with a wooden train puzzle.

For the umpteenth time, I came back to the laptop to try and login to my bank account, and for the umpteenth time, S ended up at my feet… But this time, she didn’t whine or try to climb up on my lap or snot on my knees.

I grabbed my chance, and carried on paying my bill, expecting an inconsolable bout of Teething Scream any second. When I finished and looked down, this is what I saw:

This is S sitting on the floor, practically under my chair, playing with the wooden wheels from her 3D train puzzle. She spent a good ten minutes putting the middle of the wheel into the outer rim, then taking it out, and putting it back in again.

And I spent a good ten minutes watching.

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Vicky is a mother, a blogger, a podcaster and a social media trainer. She writes about life as a single mother, parenting and lifestyle type things.


Kim Carberry · 16/09/2013 at 11:09

Aww bless her!!<br />It&#39;s always the simple things which keep them amused…lol Hope she&#39;s feeling better soon x

Coombe Mill · 16/09/2013 at 12:34

Small steps and important lerarning

Colette B · 16/09/2013 at 15:11

So lovely to be able to take the time to sit and watch them play :) <br />#MagicMoments

Jaime Oliver · 16/09/2013 at 15:45

awww i love this stage its so so cute to watch them play. <br /><br />Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

pinkoddy · 18/09/2013 at 08:49

What a clever girl – and great it took her mind of the teething by the sounds of things.

Sarah Wheeler · 18/09/2013 at 14:27

Belss, she looks totally engrossed…hope you managed to get your banking done! Brings it all into perspective, doesn&#39;t it?

Sara Murray · 18/09/2013 at 18:53

She&#39;s completely engaged isn&#39;t she?! Lovely to watch that concentration :) #SSAmazingAchievements

Jane Roberts · 22/09/2013 at 18:32

I&#39;m glad something took her mind off of the terrible teething, and you got the chance to pay your bill. It&#39;s lovely to just sit and watch them when you get that chance. <br /><br />Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)<br />x

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