The “threenager” is still present, and she’s become even more eloquent voicing her opinion. She appears to have grasped sarcasm, which is a worry, and we often have the teenagesque “okaaaay!” thrown back at us if we ask her to do something…! Life is still a battleground of wills and wants, but she does seem to have mellowed slightly this month.
We spent 10 days in Sussex staying with my Mum at the end of August, and in that time I feel like our relationship began to get back on track. I’m still struggling to split myself between two children – especially as Indy is such a Velcro-baby, but we’re definitely beginning to spend more time together again now that we’re coming out of the Newborn Haze… and the time spent together isn’t always full of rebellion, which has been a relief!
I think we’re going to be repeatedly retelling Busby the story of the girl who cried wolf in the coming weeks, as she has cottoned on that she will have our full attention if she says something hurts! We’ve had everything hurting over the past few weeks, from fingers to toes to tummies. The pain magically goes away if we kiss it better, or if we rub some cream on it, so it can’t be that bad! I guess it’s a reaction to having to share us.
Her favourite books this month have been Old Bear Stories by Jane Hissey and good old reliable Elmer!
She absolutely adores drawing and is becoming fantastic at it! We’ve spent some lovely happy moments drawing on the patio with chalk this month… when the weather has allowed!
She has really enjoyed spending time with her grandparents again this month. Nick’s parents have had her almost every week for one day (and sometimes a night over too) – they’ve had lots of adventures including blackberry picking! She very proudly presented us with a pie tin full of blackberries and apples from their garden, which she had procured and we had a delicious crumble! She loved spending time with my Mum when we were in Sussex, and thoroughly enjoyed taking Basil the dog for walks. There is a small possibility that we might be adding to our family in the next few months due to a “change in circumstances” and I think that Busby will be over the moon if we do indeed go ahead and adopt.
Funniest Busby moment from this month has to be:
Busby: “Busby likes bananas. Mummy likes bananas. Daddy likes bananas. Indy likes bananas.”
Nick: “Indy is a bit small to eat bananas at the moment.”
Busby: “Oh yes… Mummy’s boobies are like bananas for Indy!”