It’s back! My mosaic coffee table (incidentally the first mosaic I ever made, about 9 years ago) has been returned to its place in the living room after a 3 year absence. The table was made with leftover tiles, to a geometric Islamic design and the legs are plant hangers turned upside down and painted gold!
It was taken down when a certain little one started toddling, on account of the potential for bumping into the corners with delicate little head and wobbling little body of an excited little human who had just discovered she could use those legs to take herself places. We take it so for granted now – the toddling turned into walking and then running – oh and we have added skipping and hopping recently. Then closely followed by her little brother who was born only a couple of months after she took her first steps (oh boy!).
I guess the risk of a bump or two is still there but they both seem to have a good degree of control over their little bodies now, so we restored the table to its rightful place and pondered that another milestone in this parenting journey has been crossed. You know, that feeling when you realise a phase of their lovely lives is now in the past and will soon be just a memory. Milestones such as taking down the stairgates, or moving into a big bed, or saying bye bye to the dummy, or (joy of joys), no more nappies (we still have that one to cross with our littlest). Or when you realise that you don’t hang out in certain baby shops or sections of the chemist any more. Know that feeling?