21 months old...Time is going so quick.
To my wonderful Mads,
Wow you turned 21 months old last week, we are fast approaching your second birthday. I can't believe it, my little baby is turning into a little lady fast before my eyes.
You are growing really tall, all of a sudden you have shot up into a beanpole. Gone is the little bit of baby fat you had left, now you are tall and slim. I put you in some very trendy skinny jeans the other day, and you looked so grown up it actually made me stand there and stare at you for a few minutes.
Your talking is coming on incredibly. You already spoke a lot but this month you have started forming sentences and chatting away non stop. Now instead of saying 'more' if you want something you will say 'More Peppa Mama' or ' Bye Daddy.' Your little voice is just adorable and I could listen to you babble on all day.
We are still experiencing tantrums- they aren't very often but when they are they are testing to say the least. I know it is just you learning to control your emotions but when you throw a massive fit because I won't give you another biscuit, it almost makes me want to laugh. I am yet to learn how to discipline you in the best way- I am sure time will come but at the moment I feel you are too young for the naughty step or for me to say 1, 2, 3. We will get into our own way of doing it when the time is right but at the moment you don't really listen to Mummy.
But then the next minute you are back being my gorgeous little girl, you have started coming up to me and saying 'love' which is our word for cuddle and giving me kisses- it is just adorable whereas for the last couple of months we would have to ask you for a kiss before you offered us one! You smile constantly and giggle constantly, every one we meet says that you are cheeky. But you are also turning out to be beautiful, you have gorgeous curls, big blue eyes and your smile could light up a room. I am so proud of you, for just being you.
Mummy has been back at work part time for a year at the end of the month. I cannot believe how quickly it has gone, but you are so settled. You love being with Grandma on a Monday, Emma on Tuesday and Auntie Paula on a Wednesday and I know how much fun you have as you come home and tell me all about it. I love that they love you a lot, and I know you are safe with them. We are so lucky to have people in our lives that help us, and they are in turn helping you become an independent and sociable little lady. I miss you at work, but I know that the break is good for both of us and it is no where near as bad as I thought it would be when I sat down at my desk for the first time last year.
You continue to make us smile every day, and you continue to make our lives all the better for having you in it.
Mummy loves you more than anything in the world. But as always you already knew that.
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