Dear Toddler – Aged 2 and 3 months

Hello Little Z!

So…I can safely say. This is month you screamed your head off. I’m not sure where you’ve picked it up but as soon as I try to chase you (usually to change your nappy), you let out an almighty ear piercing scream. I’ve never felt my ears ringing as much as they do at the moment. Even other toddlers are trying to copy you. When I finally corner you and you have nowhere to go you use a trick where I assume you think it’s going to make you invisible. You put both hands over your eyes. I don’t have the heart to tell you I can see you so I sometimes pretend I can’t find you anymore and you laugh, probably a victory “muhaha” toddler equivalent.

I’ve noticed a massive change in you this month. It just came on all of a sudden but I’ve spent the last couple of weeks hiding behind doors watching you secretly because i still can’t quite believe it…you’ve developed courage!! You’ve always been so nervous around other toddlers that i was reluctantly considering putting you in nursery a lot earlier than I wanted. The past few weeks, though, I’ve watched you instigate the fun, watch other toddlers take your lead and the best is when you’ve told them off if they’ve pushed you or tried to take something from you. Your Daddy and I have been like spies (without macs or shades) watching you and giggling with amusement.

Speaking of amusement you know that Mana-Mana song from the Muppets that you absolutely adore? You and Grandad have your own acoustic cover version. Grandad does all “Too doo doo do do” bits. (Or rather, you make him do it), and you do all the “Mana Manas!”. It’s obvious you’ve taught Grandad the art of contorting completely around that little finger of yours.

The other thing you’ve developed this month is a sense of fashion. At the age of 2!! You now want to pick exactly what you wear and have thrown many a tantrum declaring “I don’t like it”. Whaaaat?!

What’s that about? Like I told you, I’m pretty sure my mum picked out my clothes till I was at least 13. For 3 days now you’ve been wanting to wear a red hoodie, despite its colourful yoghurt stains on it. I’m hoping this is a very short phase. Else we’re going to have to wash the hoodie whilst you sleep!

So until next time Toddler…Mmmmwah!!


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  1. shahnaz March 18, 2013 / 9:39 am

    Its amazing to watch them develope into there own individual personalities x

    • Notmyyearoff March 23, 2013 / 3:54 pm

      It really is. OH and I constantly try to figure out how he’s picked it up or “where he gets it from”.

  2. wendy March 18, 2013 / 12:11 pm

    fab post, my son would never wear jeans with a button and zip, they had to be is great to see them develop their own personalities xx

    • Notmyyearoff March 23, 2013 / 3:55 pm

      Haha uh oh. I sense this could be a fairly long phase then?

  3. Jaime Oliver March 18, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    fantastic post! my little Man is 2 next months and I so can relate! although i am slightly nervous about what he is going to get up too next lol

    Thanks for linking up with #magicmoments x

    • Notmyyearoff March 23, 2013 / 3:56 pm

      Ahhh it is so much fun waiting though isn’t it? (Most of the time!) 🙂

  4. older mum in a muddle March 18, 2013 / 4:08 pm

    Lovely! I remember when Little A got to around two years old – she wanted to start dressing herself up too – and she was so proud of herself when she managed to get them on all by herself.

    • Notmyyearoff March 23, 2013 / 3:56 pm

      Awww that’s so cute. Z can’t quite manage it all yet but I think it might be around the corner.

  5. TheBoyandMe March 18, 2013 / 4:23 pm

    What a lovely post, I love that moment when you discover that they’re developing loads of new skills and are eager to test everything.

    • Notmyyearoff March 23, 2013 / 3:57 pm

      Some days it feels like its happening all at once 🙂

  6. Lynn @ more4mums March 18, 2013 / 7:29 pm

    Lovely post – they become their own people so quickly, it’s lovely you will have this record to look back on .

    • Notmyyearoff March 23, 2013 / 3:57 pm

      I do enjoy lookig back at them. Thank you 🙂

  7. Nichola Fabfortymum March 18, 2013 / 10:23 pm

    I love this age, they are really becoming little personalities and like you say have definitely developed the “round the little finger” skill

    • Notmyyearoff March 23, 2013 / 3:58 pm

      Ha yes! My dad seems to love it though, thankfully!

  8. MummyNeverSleeps March 19, 2013 / 8:47 am

    Aw wow, it’s such a special thing to see their personality getting stronger and stronger 🙂 Little Z sounds like a very funny, strong willed dude! 😀

    • Notmyyearoff March 23, 2013 / 3:58 pm

      The courage thing is just lovely. Makes me worry a lot less!

  9. Actually Mummy March 19, 2013 / 9:05 pm

    Love him! I had to buy 2 items the same so I could wash in secret!

    • Notmyyearoff March 23, 2013 / 4:00 pm

      Ill have to try to record it one day I think!

  10. Katie @mummydaddyme March 20, 2013 / 4:07 pm

    We do the ear piercing scream here too! I think our toddlers would get on very well together! 😉

    • Notmyyearoff March 23, 2013 / 4:01 pm

      It definitely sounds it 🙂 we may be deaf by the end of it!

  11. The Beesley Buzz March 20, 2013 / 7:30 pm

    my son is now 7 and still insists on wearing the same favourite clothes everyday regarldess of how much food is splattered on them!!! that singing sounds so cute x

    • Notmyyearoff March 23, 2013 / 4:02 pm

      Haha ohhh this sounds like it may not be a phase at all!

  12. The Mummy Scripts March 20, 2013 / 10:25 pm

    Amazing how independent they can be at 2!! Little fire crackers!

    • Notmyyearoff March 23, 2013 / 4:03 pm

      I know!! I didn’t think this would come till much later!

  13. Charly Dove March 20, 2013 / 11:34 pm

    They’re hilarious little creatures! POD says “I don’t like it” too. Even got a “yuk ‘gusting when I made her food yesterday. She’s 2 years and 3 months on the 25th 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff March 23, 2013 / 4:03 pm

      Hehe that’s really cute (although I’m sure it was v nice ;))

  14. Charlotte March 22, 2013 / 7:35 pm

    Fab post! Wish I could hear their cover version! Sounds fab! Hopefully bob won’t develop any more courage at 2 & 3 months. She’s forward enough as it is and could do with learning about personal space! ;0) x

    • Notmyyearoff March 23, 2013 / 4:04 pm

      Haha they are little feisty things aren’t they?

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