Dearest 20 Month Old

Hello My Little Man,

I actually had to count how old you were before writing this post because I’m still very much in denial and telling everyone you are “One and a Half”. Can you believe you’ll be 2 years old in 4 months time?!

It’s been a completely mad month for us all. Both your Daddy and I have been fasting all month and then it was eid. I have to admit I was worried how I’d cope now that you run like the wind and play all day (on top of work) but it wasn’t too bad! You’ve loved trying new foods and we’ve discovered you actually like spicy things like kebabs and Bombay mix!

You’re now counting to 10 and your favourite numbers are “WEWEN!” (7) and “TEN!!” and over the last couple of weeks you’ve turned into a little parrot repeating everything, even stuff you’re not meant to. Umm.. Like “Oh Gok!” (Oh God).

This month you’ve also discovered your love of slides. But you’d rather climb up them till you’re almost at the top. Then you fling yourself back down on your belly and come sliding down. Like a cross between a toddler stunt man and James Bond. I, on the other hand, have honed my panicked shrieks of “Noooo!” quite well. When it’s not the slide you’re climbing it’s the sofa, the radiator or the baby gate. You did try to climb up the living room door once but settled for hanging off the door handles. Its kind of broken now. I’m convinced that one day we’ll find you scaling the house or trying to shimmy up the drain pipe just so you have something to climb!

You still absolutely love running and you do it with utter commitment. Like a true athlete you concentrate on your run and only your run. No looking right or left. In your case you don’t even look forward. The other day in Trafford centre was interesting when you kept running straight into people’s legs. That didn’t put you off though. Till you wanted a bit of a break of course and wanted Daddy to carry you.

One of the funniest things you’ve learnt this month is how to “freeze” during the “Show Me Show Me your groovy moves” dance. You wiggle your bum and then suddenly freeze at the right time with your hands by your face and mouth wide open. Then you clap with delight once it’s over. I may be guilty of rewinding it multiple times just to watch you keep doing it.

And we finally went to see In the Night Garden!! It was absolutely brilliant. You joined in with every dance and clapped at everything. You even managed to sit still through at least half of it which was really impressive. You were in complete awe when we met Iggle Piggle afterwards and, whilst you wouldn’t hug him, you kept wanting to touch him and play with him. I was in complete awe too and it was almost like meeting Tom Cruise all those many years ago. Almost.

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Until next time baby… Mmmmwaaah!

7 Comments

  1. Mum2BabyInsomniac August 27, 2012 / 5:24 pm

    Iyla has only just started ‘freezing’ during show me, show me, so funny! I can’t believe they are nearly two! X

  2. mummydaddyme August 27, 2012 / 6:59 pm

    I cannot believe they are nearly 2. It is so scary. I am not sure I am ready for a 2 year old- 2 seems far too grown up! x

  3. MotherGeek August 28, 2012 / 4:55 am

    Aww! Lovely letter! Bet this will trigger loads of memories when you read it back in a few years’ time x

  4. MsXpat August 28, 2012 / 11:28 pm

    Aww bless, its lovely when the move on to new milestones. My son loves Show Me Show Me as well. It’s one of the first programmes he ever paid any attention to :0) The time does go fast.
    Enjoy the precious moments.

  5. jenny paulin (@JennyPaulin) August 29, 2012 / 12:48 am

    you met Tom Cruise??? tell me more!!!
    i cant believe he is 20 months already either!! i love how he just runs and runs!! and both of my boys (and me!) love show me show me its the best cbeeies prog #fact!! x

  6. Vikki @ Love From Mummy August 30, 2012 / 11:50 pm

    Oh i LOVE reading these posts! Scary how fast they grow up isn’t it? My little boy turns 1 in 3 months and i just don’t know where the last year has gone! xxx

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