Growing so fast!
Dear Mummy, you’ve noticed a big change in me recently. Ever since my 2nd Birthday I’ve been trying to string sentences together. Words and mumble-jumble tumbling out of my mouth. A bit like verbal diarrhoea. I’ve started to have conversations with myself (or my invisible friend?!) one minute I’ll be quiet, tucking my dolly in her bedding, then the next I’ll be chatting to her whispering “shhhh” picking her up and patting her on her back.
I copy my mummy and daddy a lot these days. If they say a word, I’ll try to repeat it. If they do a silly dance move I’ll try to mimic them. It’s really quite funny. One thing my mummy finds touching is the way I behave around my dollies. I treat them like real live babies! Carrying them in the crook of my arms, or over my shoulder and supporting their head. When I put them to sleep I lay down pillows and cover them with small blankets. I even rub their heads and tummies and give them a peck on the cheek and wish them goodnight. It makes my mummy’s heart melt.
We even visited Kids-n-Action (a soft play area in Berkshire) over the weekend and I was caring for multiple babies in their hospital/baby ward room. It’s so cute.
My mummy says there is nothing better than watching me play on my own, often she watches me through the window at nursery or at home from the doorway. She finds it fascinating that only a year and a bit ago I couldn’t walk or feed myself and now I have transformed into a caring little girl.
Time goes way too fast, my mummy thinks. In a blink of an eye I’ll be heading to pre-school and my baby and toddler days will be gone. So for this short time she will hold me like a baby, treat me like a toddler and educate me like a child.
Love Bella x