Busby received some wonderful gifts for her birthday and Christmas this year; all incredibly generous and thoughtful from kind family members and friends. One of her favourite gifts has been a tub of foam letters for the bath, from my best friend and her Husband.
Busby has been pretty good with her numbers for a few months now – confidently counting to ten by herself (most of the time) and sometimes to twenty with help from us, but we hadn’t really tried introducing phonics and letters into her still-developing, but broad, vocabulary, as had thought it too early…
However, after a few bath sessions with the newly acquired gift we noticed that she was starting to pick out the odd letter – and a week later now recognises “M” which she proudly states is “M for Mummy”! I had thought it a fluke, or that she was recognising the colour of the foam letter and associating it that way, but lo and behold, she pointed out another “M for Mummy” on her changing mat earlier this week! She’s also started to recognise “R” (for robin – cue trying to throw the letter out the window to “give to robins, Mummy”!) and “W” (“is for Whale”).
The Proud Mama Moments (PMM) seem to be coming thick and fast at the moment, but this is one I had to write about, if just for myself to remember in the years to come! Perhaps she’ll be following in her Daddy’s footsteps and attending Cambridge in the future? (I hope so, if just for the free champagne…!)