Dearest Toddler – Aged 2 and 4 months

Hello Little Z,

So….you’re going to be 2 and a half years old in 2 months. Blimey! I keep telling people you’ve just turned 2 when they ask. I think I might carry on actually, mainly because I am in denial about how quickly you’re growing up. I may also not have put your name down for nursery just yet. Oops. I will do it soon. Honest.

Your Aunty P got engaged this month. You were kind of a bit confused about what was going on at first but you did love running up and down their house whilst everything was going on, till you banged your head on their dining table and then bawled your eyes out for a bit. I knew it can’t have hurt that much as you tried to make off with one of the very shiny looking Ferrero Rochers from the big gift basket shortly after that incident. Luckily I saw you just in time! It’s going to be a busy year I think with lots of wedding planning. I even have a camera. Its very lovely!

We’ve also spent the month driving through all the villages next to us so that you can point and shout “SHEEEP!” and “HORSEY” every 30 seconds. You also occasionally shout “BABY SHEEP!”. It’s very cute looking at all the new lambs running to their mums but even cuter watching you. We’ve realised you love animals and sheep are a particular favourite. We might have to look to see if we can find a farm where we can take you to feed them.

We got you some new shoes this month. You still don’t like any of the nice ladies at Clarks touching your feet to measure them at all but at least you didn’t scream the place down like at the first visit. You then proudly showed them off to anyone that was passing by all day long, and even admired them in the mirror constantly to see how they looked on you. You really do after your Daddy in that aspect.

I briefly thought about potty training this month. It was a very very very brief moment. Fleeting. Like a nano second. I decided you definitely aren’t ready. Mainly due to the fact you still lie to me every time I ask if you’ve done a poo. Your stock answer is always “No Mummy, no poo. No poo” even when I smell the stink from 20 yards. You have, kindly, started to ask me if *I* need a poo though and whether you should take me to the toilet. So far you haven’t done it in public…yet. There’s no hurry. My aim is around 3….ish!!

Ooooh and we are going to see 2 new girl babies next week. I can’t wait to have some new baby cuddles and see your reaction around them.

So until next time Little Z…Mmmmmmmmwah!

Dearest Toddler - Aged 2 and 4

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  1. Rhian @melbs April 22, 2013 / 6:28 am

    Mine is 2 and 2 months and is about as far away from potty training as is humanely possible. I am hoping he will be sorted by the time he hits puberty!! 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 8:47 am

      I like that plan – we have AGES yet!! 🙂 Anything before 13 will be a bonus!

  2. This day I love April 22, 2013 / 7:12 am

    Almost the same age as my eldest she is 2 and 7 months. I can’t believe she starts school next year it’s flying by

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 8:47 am

      I know – I still need to put his name down for nursery – arrrrghh!

  3. Sarah MumofThree World April 22, 2013 / 7:21 am

    That is so beautiful. It’s lovely to have this round-up of memories every month. I can’t believe he’s 2 and 5 months! I thought he only turned 2 a couple of months ago.

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 8:48 am

      He’s actually 2 and 4 months – I can'[t believe I got that wrong. My dad pointed it out!! Terrible mummy!

  4. Mummy of Two April 22, 2013 / 8:28 am

    What a gorgeous post – I don’t blame you for being in denial, they grow far too quickly!

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 8:48 am

      It’s ok to be in denial for ever isn’t it? 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 8:49 am

      They definitely do. It’s ok to be in denial for ever isn’t it? 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 8:49 am

      I’d love it to slow down just a teeny bit!

  5. farfromhomemama April 22, 2013 / 12:21 pm

    This is so wonderful and so funny. Little Z is going to cry with laughter when he reads these back when he’s older.

    Mine’s 2 years and 6 months. Potty training is on my mind too but want to wait for warmer weather so we can do the no pants things. Can’t say I’m really looking forward to it.

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 8:50 am

      I think I’m definitely going to do the same!

  6. Jenny @ The Brick Castle April 22, 2013 / 1:45 pm

    That is a very sweet post. My children have all had a phase of asking me if I need a poo – usually in public toilets. It gets better when they first go in by themselves in the stall next door to you “Are you having a poo or a wee Mummy?” 😀

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 8:53 am

      Hehe oh nooo – he’s already started asking to go see other people’s bathrooms!

  7. Jaime Oliver April 22, 2013 / 2:37 pm

    I love this post! thanks for linking it up with #magicmoments

  8. Nikki Thomas April 22, 2013 / 6:51 pm

    That is really lovely and I absolutely love that photo too – gorgeous

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 9:18 am

      Thanks Nikki 🙂 That was taken with my brand spanking new camera!

  9. Charlotte April 23, 2013 / 7:39 am

    Lovely post! When are we supposed to put their name down for nursery? I didn’t think of that. x x x

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 9:19 am

      I think its right about now – someone is going to have to force my hand to sign a piece of paper the rate I am going about doing nothing about it!

  10. Louise April 23, 2013 / 8:35 am

    Oh bless. We tried to buy middle man shoes at the weekend and he refused them all except plimsols :-/

  11. Verily, Victoria Vocalises April 23, 2013 / 8:54 am

    Lovely Magic Moment/funee :). I think you’re right about being in denial about them growing up – I still am and Grace is 6! 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 9:20 am

      So it does last forever then doesn’t it?

  12. LauraCYMFT April 23, 2013 / 10:26 am

    Lovely post. It’s amazing how fast they grow isn’t it? I’m glad his head was OK. Chocolate usually helps me get over something sore LOL

  13. Xandi | The Mummy Scripts April 23, 2013 / 1:02 pm

    Adorable! Love how Little Z shifts he balance and potty training on to you! Clever little chap 😉 I’m holding out for age 3 for Little M too – must be a boy thing, Miss S was potty trained on her second birthday! x

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 9:22 am

      I agree – I think its a boy thing. I think he might be ready in a couple of months or so but at the moment he just sees it as a fun game I think!

  14. Emma The Mini Mes and Me April 23, 2013 / 6:46 pm

    They do grow so quickly, I can’t believe my two are aged 7 and 9 now, how did that happen!
    It won’t be long until he is embarrassing you in public asking if you need a poo, I’m sure 😛

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 9:23 am

      Hehe I think you are right. We haven’t had it …so far…

  15. Judith April 24, 2013 / 2:11 pm

    Haha, my toddler is 2 and a half as well and my thoughts on potty training him are just the same: when he is three…. ish. I ask him before his bath if he wants to sit on the potty and he says very politely: “Oh, no thank you, Mummy. No wee wee.” I dread having to start in earnest!

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 9:28 am

      Hehe – I think mums have to be just as ready as toddlers when it comes to potty training. I do have visions of Z dragging me into it fully surprised!

  16. Actually Mummy... April 25, 2013 / 2:13 pm

    Awwwww. Just awwww 🙂
    Just wait until you’re praised in the loos at Sainsbury’s for doing a really big poo. It will happen, I promise… 😉

  17. Andrew April 25, 2013 / 4:50 pm

    That is great – my boy is 21 months and already tells me when is going, and when he is done – the inevitable POOOOOO and a point to his winky is enough of a clue. I think he will be moving out next month! Lovely post.

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 9:30 am

      Thats really cute – I think all the cuteness makes is all so much easier doesn’t it?

  18. Mother Goutte April 25, 2013 / 8:44 pm

    Love that he asks you if you need the loo, lol! DS was 4 in January and we potty trained two months ago…. He just wasn’t interested before!

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 9:31 am

      I think they definitely have to be ready else it just becomes one big battle. Well done DS 🙂

  19. Pinkoddy April 26, 2013 / 5:49 pm

    Aww how sweet – funny one day I pointed at a cow outside our car window and shouted look it’s a horse!

  20. Charly Dove April 27, 2013 / 7:51 pm

    A lovely post, really lovely. POD will be 2.5 on 25th June (Christmas baby), she’s growing up too fast!

    • Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 9:33 am

      Ahhh Z was born a couple of weeks before – sounds like they almost same age!

  21. Notmyyearoff April 30, 2013 / 8:52 am

    They really do – I’m just glad I’m writing them down else I would have forgotten everything!

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