Baby biker boy
When baby becomes an adrenaline junkie, moms need to learn new skills.

Remember when your toddler was a little baby who would just lie quietly and make googling noises at you? Now the days are filled with laughter, the sound of screeching little tyres and ‘vroom-vroom’ noises. 

Luke has finally figured out how to properly ride his little black plastic motor bike and so Mama’s grey hairs have started showing. No really, I found one about 2 weeks ago and I’m only 29 years old!

I’m blessed to have family looking after Luke during the day and when I drop him off in the mornings, his first stop is his motor bike! Forget the fact that everyone is dying to get their first morning kissie hello. He first has to do a few warm up laps around the house and when he’s ready, he’ll park and then greet.  

My uncle said that yesterday as he was quietly working in his room all he heard were Luke’s little feet hitting the ground, pushing him and his little bike faster and faster down the passage. Then he hit the silver stripe outside their bedroom door and *bang* - Luke was airborne for a few seconds and crashed into the side of his desk. 

Being the 15-month-old adrenaline junkie that he is, he just sat there for a moment with a huge toothy grin on his face. Probably trying to figure out how to either get more air-time or maybe if he could somehow get the desk out of the way.

Luke is at his happiest, his smile is the biggest and his beautiful blue eyes are the shiniest when you’re doing something crazy with him! Swing him around, hang him upside down, jump around like a maniac with him in your arms or send him hurtling down a tiled passage on a black plastic R99 motor bike and he is in absolute 7th heaven. 

I can only imagine what he is going to be like when he’s 2 years old (still 7 months to go). I’m pregnant at the moment with Baby2 (don’t yet know what the sex is) but I can be sure that the next one will be taking tips from big brother Luke and then we’ll know what real chaos is. 

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