December has been tough. There have been some absolutely gorgeous moments though, such as time spent with family and Little Chick attending his first proper birthday party, and these have shone even brighter against the darkness of a difficult month.
Despite the deregulation, the lack of routine, the general sense of uncertainty, Little Chick has been brilliant. Typical of his can-do attitude, he has embraced everything – new food, new experiences, new people. Sometimes this hasn’t worked out – notably, me accompanying him on a nursery trip – but that’s never stopped him from trying again. Each day’s highs and lows have been punctuated by “And me!”, as Little Chick’s willingness to join in has endured even the trickiest of times.
December has been tough. But Little Chick has been tougher.