Busby // 21 months
Gosh, this month has flown past!
Busby has been super cheeky this month. It’s like something inside her has clicked and she’s realised that a sweet smile after a naughty moment will instantly let her off the hook (it doesn’t with Nick and I, I hasten to add… well, not always…!) She’s definitely testing us more and more, and I can feel the terrible twos encroaching a few months earlier than expected.
While I was on my Hen Do, Busby discovered that she could get out of her cot and come into our room; Nick was woken up rather early on the Saturday morning by Busby tapping him on the head with a book! Since then she has taken a good hour to get down to sleep every night – every time we go upstairs she runs back into her bedroom and climbs into bed, pretending as if she hasn’t left it and that it wasn’t her clomping around upstairs, dragging her Trunki into our bedroom and stealing my wedding shoes. Cheeky monkey! We’re also frequently woken up in the night at the moment by our door opening and a little voice saying “Elmer?”
Talking of Elmer… Busby has developed quite the attachment to the books about the colourful elephant! They’re definitely a favourite. I think I’m going to have to introduce another David McKee favourite of mine: Not Now, Bernard!
Busby has loved imitating and copying us this month; I found her downstairs on Thursday shouting “Hannah! Hannah!” (instead of “Mummy”), which she must have heard Nick call up to me earlier in the day to get my attention. Very amusing, and also makes us very aware of our language around her!
She loves her music so much, which I’m thrilled about. She loved tinkering around on the piano while we were in Yorkshire a couple of weeks ago, and even played a C scale perfectly after I did! That was a seriously PMM (Proud Mama Moment)! She now sings along in our Monkey Music classes, and has started creating her own little tunes and ditties at home. They usually involve “do, do, do, Daddy”
Her storytelling is coming on leaps and bounds; she hasn’t grasped whole fully formed sentences quite yet, but she can tell us that she went to the park and Flopsy Rabbit came too: “Park…Flopsy…umm…slide…wee!…um…swing…wee!”, or that the bath was too hot when she got in, so Daddy had to turn the taps to add more cold water: “Bath…umm…hot…ouch…umm…Daddy…tap…umm…water” Her little mind is always going at full pelt and it’s so wonderful to watch – and listen! Last night she asked me whether we could go to Pizza Express today!
I’ll be interested to see how she reacts to our wedding next week, as she really did not enjoy the organ the first time round.