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.

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  1. 20th September 2014 / 3:13 pm

    Sounds like B is going to become a great musician. I reckon she could win the next Eurovision with “Do, do, do, Daddy” accompanied by a scale in C. xxx

    • 20th September 2014 / 4:06 pm

      Almost certainly Katie 😉 She’s definitely got the cute factor going on for the other countries to vote! xx

  2. 22nd September 2014 / 8:39 am

    How cute lol. My daughter was just the same when she was little. Mind you she is 28 and a professional singer now so maybe it all paid off lol

  3. 22nd September 2014 / 10:00 am

    Ooh I have a little girl like this too, cheeky but has a smile that melts your heart. My daughter is also like a sponge, you can’t say anything around her without it being repeated!! Thanks for linking up to #magicmoments

  4. 22nd September 2014 / 11:28 am

    How cute, it’s amazing what progress she’s making. It sounds like she’s truly developing her own little personality. Dropping by from Magic Moments.

  5. 22nd September 2014 / 9:09 pm

    She is just so cute! Ha ha waking Nick up with a book to the head, that did make me chuckle. I think we are going to go for a stair gate on the bedroom door! #MagicMoments xxx

  6. 23rd September 2014 / 3:28 pm

    She is so cheeky – which is fab! It’s hard work at this age, but also full of laughter as the thing they get up to are so funny! x

  7. 24th September 2014 / 11:20 am

    Bless her! Sounds like she may be a music lover. It’s lovely to watch their little personalities develop. It’s a lovely age.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  8. 24th September 2014 / 9:05 pm

    This is so lovely, and it’s so wonderful to see their characters developing at such a young age. Sounds like you have a musician in the making! xxx #ssamazingachievements

  9. 24th September 2014 / 9:27 pm

    Looks like she’s keeping you very busy! It’s sweet how she’s tries to communicate, it’s a lovely phase. #SSAmazingAchievements

  10. 25th September 2014 / 5:13 am

    Awww shes exploring more which means she is really growing up. My son doesnt like the organ in church too. Made him cry the first time but he got use to it. Doesnt like it but can now tolerate its sound. =) #letkidsbekids

  11. 25th September 2014 / 6:47 pm

    I dread the day when my little one can get out of the cot! Love her antics!

  12. 28th September 2014 / 7:11 pm

    What a cutie pie. I couldn’t help but giggle when I heard her antics. I remember some of those tricks x

  13. 30th September 2014 / 1:01 pm

    Aww she sounds a lovely little character, great way to wake up her Daddy btw! Musical too 🙂 thanks for linking up with #SSAmazingAchievements 🙂

  14. 1st October 2014 / 1:35 pm

    Really love these updates, she really is getting her character now. I’m hope the terrible twos aren’t too bad for you. I hope to cot battle ends soon, we had that at the start of the year! #SSAmazingAchievements

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