Busby // 25 months

Busby has been two for a whole month, and she’s certainly letting us know that she’s recently hit the big T-W-O!! We’re now on the receiving end to a very large quantity of “no”s… It takes on average 20 minutes to get her dressed in the morning, due to tantrums, exclamations of: “I don’t want to wear that!” and a ludicrous amount of tears over something silly, such as putting on a pair of tights. Nappy changes have become the bane of my life lately, due to the tantruming, constant wriggling, and general frustration at the situation… I fear it might be time to start potty training sooner rather than later, as I’m not sure my sanity can take much more.
Busby at 25 months
On a happier note, Busby’s conversation has improved again this month! She’s learnt how to use “me”, “my”, “I” and “mine”, which she can now use competently… although she is claiming that certain things are hers when they’re obviously not! I’m sure this will be interesting once the baby arrives and he/she can start grabbing etc.

Not only has Busby learnt how to use the first person this month, but she’s also getting very crafty with her semantics. You now have to ask her to specifically do something, otherwise she will do the action another way… An example of this is when you ask her to lie down on the changing mat – if you don’t say “lie down on your back on the mat” she will lie down on her front, on the floor, and give you a very cheeky grin in the mirror.

Thanks to a very kind Christmas gift from a friend, Busby has started to learn her letters – she can now recognise “M”, which she says is “Mummy’s letter”, a “kicking K”, a “h for hat”, a “r for reindeer”, an “i for ice cream or igloo”, and an “a for apple”. Nick’s parents bought her a letters and words puzzle a few weeks ago, and since then she’s learnt even more!

Her favourite book this month has been Paddington. She received the first book in the series for her birthday, and initially we thought she might not have the attention span for it as it’s quite a bit longer than her other books. However, she absolutely loves it, and we regularly get asked to read it throughout the day… and sometimes at 3am!

Her favourite song this month has been “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer”, which we’re still having to sing in the middle of January. She’s also become pretty fond of “Happy Birthday” which she occasionally sings to herself…

Busby has rediscovered her love for grapes this month, and will happily munch her way through a bowl. She’s also enjoyed sharing nectarines with me. Busby’s favourite food is a bowl of homemade soup – with bread to “dip dip” of course!
busby in the snow
It snowed in Yorkshire after Christmas, and she experienced snow for the first time since she was 2 months old! It was a magical experience, and she loved stomping and crunching in it. I’m hoping it snows again (and settles) in the next few days so we can have some more fun!

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  1. 20th January 2015 / 10:29 am

    Love the picture of her in the snow! I remember those nappy changing hell moments. With my son I resorted to using pull ups, not for potty training reasons, but just because I couldn’t get him to lay down on the mat for long enough to put a nappy on. Good luck x
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

    • Hannah
      20th January 2015 / 10:32 am

      Ooh pull-ups might be a really good idea!! Nappy changing is absolutely dreadful – I’m looking forward to having a baby who will lie still again… for at least a few months! xx

  2. Mummy Plum
    20th January 2015 / 10:45 am

    Wow -she sounds like she’s coming on in leaps and bounds! I am debating the whole potty training thing too. I think EB is almost ready as he keeps announcing ‘ I done a wee’. It’s just so cold outside though, I’m not sure it’s fair to expect him to use a portable potty in the park in these temperatures! Think I might wait till March.

    • Hannah
      20th January 2015 / 11:55 am

      Yes – I think it’s a little bit too chilly for baring all in this weather! It definitely is here in Yorkshire anyway! xx

  3. 20th January 2015 / 3:25 pm

    Love the snow pic! We were in the Midlands over New Year so we got it too, it was so much fun!
    I’m with you on the getting changed & dressed not being fun though. God I wish I had the answer to that. M is 24 months and we are nappy-free at home, but I don’t think we’re ready to rock pants outdoors yet so there are still plenty of changes to navigate…

  4. 20th January 2015 / 8:44 pm

    Clever Busby! I am 27 months old, and i loved singing Rudolph too. Due to being in a car with a teen and a tween a lot, I also currently love The Arctic Monkeys and Ed Sheeran too!! x

  5. 20th January 2015 / 9:05 pm

    Can’t believe how fast our little people are growing! Love the photo of Busby with her cake, her face is full of excitement and happiness, bless her! Xx

  6. 20th January 2015 / 10:54 pm

    Aww she’s such a sweetheart – and so much of your post sounds just like my Elma, I think they’d get on rather well, especially in discussions over the employment of the words “no, I don’t want to”, the necessity of nappy changes and everything covered by the phrase “it mine!”

  7. 21st January 2015 / 9:47 pm

    It’s fascinating to compare notes as our daughter has just turned two. A lot of it sounds very familiar – nappy changes are some of her least favourite times of the day, everything belongs to her and following her birthday she now sings a pretty complete rendition of ‘happy birthday’. I’ve also just blogged about her first experience of snow too – the last snow here was when she was born! It’s a challenging time but we’re enjoying some lovely moments too. Stick with it and I’ll follow your progress with interest!

  8. 23rd January 2015 / 10:28 am

    Fab update, she’s doing so well with her speech isn’t she?! I love her cheekiness 😉 xx

  9. 27th January 2015 / 4:48 pm

    What a great update, I can’t believe at two she tells you what she doesn’t want to wear. How funny! I hope the nappy changing get easier, have you tried changing her standing up? Don’t know how well that will work with tights. Very jealous that you had snow!

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)

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