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.
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!
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!