My Lovely Mads,
On the 24th September you turned 33 months. We are drawing ever closer to your third birthday, a milestone which is very bittersweet to me. You see, it doesn’t seem like five minutes since you turned two. This past year has flown by so quickly, and you have grown from a toddler to a little girl. I have been watching videos of you a lot this month, and it is crazy to see how much you have changed even since February when LL was born.
I think the arrival of your baby sister has made you seem a lot older, but I think even if she wasn’t here you would still seem big. Compared to your friends of the same age you seem a lot older. You speak so well, and pronounce your words so well, and just generally seem to appear older to me. I don’t know what it is. I forget sometimes that you are only two, and when you misbehave or do something naughty, I feel like you should know better.
You have been making us laugh as usual this month. You have a thing about accents at the moment, and saying things in a silly voice. Mummy has a playlist in the car and if ‘Diamonds in the Sky’ comes on you sing it in a funny accent. Also we have a game where I say ‘Mads you have a fabulous bum’ to which you reply ‘Thank you’ in a posh voice.
You have come out with some corkers such as when you were coughing and I said to you ‘Is there a bone in it?’ and you replied ‘Don’t be so silly Mummy, dogs eat bones not people.’ Then LL was crying in the back of the car and you said ‘Hey Baby look this is where home lives- don’t cry.’ You also told me that ‘Juice tastes like cherries and dogs bums.’
You have recently started knowing about countries and places, although I don’t know where from because I haven’t taught you. The other night we were putting your pull up on to go to sleep and you told me ‘Have my bits gone to London?’ Very random! And then when I said we were going to the bank you told me ‘Where? The bank in Italy?’
I feel like you are starting to pick up on people’s emotions and feelings a little more. If I ever get cross with you, you say to me ‘Are you happy now Mummy?’ And if you want something you tell me ‘Please can I have a biscuit Mummy, because I love you.’ It’s a clever way of getting your own way!
You are still so incredibly affectionate with your little sister, and I know I say it all the time, but I am so proud of you for it. This month your bond has gotten stronger than ever as now LL is a lot more interactive with you. Every single morning you bring your teddies into our bed and you will always give LL ‘Pongo’ who is your favourite. It makes me smile to think that you look out for her. In the back of the car you will both often be in hysterics, with you doing things to make her laugh. I look in my rear view mirror and see her little head straining to the side to look at what you are up too. She adores you as much as I do.
You have been such a good girl this month, and we have spent some lovely simple days together. You definitely seem to thrive on a more relaxed day where we are busy in the morning and then come back for a nap in the afternoon. Of course you have had tantrums but on the whole this month has been a lovely one, and I have rarely had to tell you off properly. You make me so proud because you are a really affectionate, well behaved little girl, who is friendly and never aggressive with anyone.
We have booked you into nursery from January, with settling in sessions from November. You will be going two full days, and we decided that this is a better option than pre-school for you at the moment. We went to visit the other day, and you said you would like to go and play there, but I am sure when the time comes you will be sad to leave Mummy. You still go to Auntie Emma’s once a week but it is different going somewhere like that without me. I just feel like it’s all going so quickly.
I am relishing the days with you my big girl. Thank you for being you.
Mummy loves you more than anything in the world.
But as always you already knew that.