Dear Toddler – 2 Years and 2 Months

Hello Toddler,

The snow has finally gone. Hurrah! And you finally had your two year check last week. I don’t think I’ve ever seen you so quiet. Ever! You literally clamped your mouth shut and stared at the “Auntie” (you named her that!) whilst she made you play with games to test your co-ordination, which was all fine thankfully. She had a hard time trying to give her all the games back though. Eventually you got excited about the “babbit” in her farmyard book and said you were doing just fine. Phew!!

It is funny what you say now, you speak in 3 – 4 word sentences and say some very funny things. You’ve also discovered imagination which is very cute…but slightly frustrating when you offer all your dinner to your little cousin A who isn’t even here at the time. “A wants it!” Oh really? Hmmm!

It was valentines day last week and your daddy brought home a nice little bouquet. I never got to touch it once as you declared it “Mine!!” and “Look! Fiyawars!”. It came in a little cute carry bag so you spent the evening carrying it around the room and letting me glance at it once in a while. I wasn’t allowed to touch it but you did ask if I “want some?”, then broke off a petal and handed it to me very generously.

Maybe next year I’ll get to touch them?

Dear Toddler


  1. jenny paulin February 19, 2013 / 11:20 pm

    can you believe how fast he is growing??? its like slow down already!!
    he sounds such a cheeky little boy and i can imagine the mischief he gets up to. and as for pretending his cousin ‘A’ is at the table to eat his meals – i think Z is a genius lol x x

    • Notmyyearoff February 23, 2013 / 6:48 am

      I know, it just feels so fast! I can’t believe he was chatting to an imaginary niece. It’s doubling lunch time!

  2. Sarah MumofThree World February 20, 2013 / 6:35 am

    That’s very cute that he nicked your flowers and wouldn’t let you share! Little monkey 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff February 23, 2013 / 6:50 am

      I have to admit they were very nice. Think it’s the first time he’s seen a bunch of flowers in the house!

  3. Suzanne February 20, 2013 / 8:48 am

    Such a cute photo, he really looks like he is concentrating hard! Was he counting with his little fingers?

    • Notmyyearoff February 23, 2013 / 6:51 am

      He’d taken a petal off and then couldn’t see where it went 🙂

  4. Sonya Cisco February 20, 2013 / 11:40 am

    Aww bless him! 🙂

  5. LauraCYMFT February 20, 2013 / 11:52 am

    Lovely picture and lovely post. They grow far too fast!

  6. shahnaz February 20, 2013 / 2:29 pm

    cute…fab picture…x

  7. Katie @mummydaddyme February 20, 2013 / 3:05 pm

    Cute! We still haven’t had our 2 year check or heard anything from the health visitor! x

    • Notmyyearoff February 23, 2013 / 6:55 am

      Ours just kind of came up out of the blue. I was dreading it a bit but it wasn’t too bad thankfully!

  8. Nikki Thomas February 20, 2013 / 3:39 pm

    It will go so fast now. A is only a year or so older and she has left the toddler phase and seems so grown up. Lovely post x

    • Notmyyearoff February 23, 2013 / 6:58 am

      A sounds like the same age as my niece and definitely is do much more grown up. It does go by so quickly!

  9. A Patchwork Life February 20, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    WHY did it have to be the flowers!! Little tinker! Lovely picture and glad check went well x

  10. Mum of One February 20, 2013 / 6:59 pm

    Mahahaha, sounds like a bit of a genius to me. I wish I had a ‘cousin’ to sneak my teat too sometimes! They change so fast at the moment.

    • Notmyyearoff February 23, 2013 / 7:00 am

      They do and you wonder how they pick it all up!

  11. Trish - Mum's Gone To February 20, 2013 / 7:05 pm

    A very unusual photo – love it! And your boy sounds so sweet and bright as a button.

  12. TheBoyandMe February 20, 2013 / 11:10 pm

    That is so cute, have you got to have a proper look yet?

    • Notmyyearoff February 23, 2013 / 6:59 am

      I have them on a windowsill now…took me hours to get hold of them though : D

  13. Lady Briggs February 21, 2013 / 1:49 pm

    Bless! Two year old’s do tend to declare ownership of whatever they like, we have one of those too!

    • Notmyyearoff February 23, 2013 / 7:02 am

      I know! I should have remembered this..I got distracted thinking it was so cute he was bringing me flowers, ha!

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