“She’s a stubborn little thing, isn’t she?” my Grandpa observed over lunch last week. My Mum and I looked at each other and smiled, “It’s a family trait.” we replied.
Busby’s personality has always been very apparent; she was incredibly strong-willed even as a Bump, but it’s certainly coming into its own more and more as the months pass. There’s a very apt Shakespeare quote that I feel sums her up completely:
“Though she be but little, she is fierce.”
The photos below were taken during our week in Sussex last week; I feel like they epitomise the above quote. They also reminded me of this amazing Huffington Post article that a friend shared on Facebook a few days ago. It really struck a chord with me; we try to encourage Busby to be herself – to be strong, to be independent. As you can see!
Busby loves nothing more than being outdoors, building something and getting very muddy! In the photos taken at Nymans (below), she had just involved herself in a game of building mounds with bark with an older boy (5ish) – it was one of those heart-in-mouth moments, where you never know whether she’ll be rejected by the other child, but he was so good with her! We sat, watching her, smiling, encouraging her to continue, our hearts breaking a little bit. The boy eventually went off with his mum, and she was a bit lost, but then she got back into the swing of things and started making the mounds herself.
I’m so proud of my feisty, strong and wild Toddler, and long may she continue to be her own person.