Hello Toddler! Ok, I mean Little Z.
I’ve written this post bang on time this month bang on time this month. I usually forget to do it and end up doing it about a week later.
We’ve been trying to cram a lot of fun into the weekends this month because work has been a bit manic and tiring. I’m hoping it doesn’t last too long and we can get back to normal again very soon. You’ve not minded too much really and have a lot of fun with Nana and Naani. We’ve also been going to a LOT of weddings, I would say its been an epic number. There’s been a bit of a wedding boom this year and you’ve loved it, including dressing up and admiring your reflection in the fireplace. I knew you took after your Daddy! My feet haven’t loved chasing you around very much but your Daddy and I have our tag team chasing down to a tee now. Thankfully there’s just one more wedding to go before the end of the year. Phew!
Your name is officially down for nursery – hurrah. Kind of. You really enjoyed our little visit and didn’t want to leave. I really hope this is a sign of things to come. The woman who showed us round was absolutely lovely and listened very kindly to my whole spiel of “It’s worrying isn’t? We’ve never left him with anyone but family before….blah blah blah”. She didn’t once say “Yes, we’ve heard this a thousand time before, he’ll be fine. Now if you could let loosen your grip on my top…”. Which was nice. But you don’t actually start till February next year so it does feel like plenty of time yet.
We took you to the cinema for the first time last week. We just happened to be passing after we visited the Sea Life Centre (which was fantastic) and saw that Despicable Me 2 was still on. Your Daddy’s eyes lit up and that was it. “Shall we go? Lets go. Come on, he’ll love it!” I was really reluctant and didn’t think you were ready but your Daddy was so keen and kept saying we could always walk out if you you didn’t like it. You absolutely loved it! You were so quiet I thought you’d fallen asleep. You ate a bit too much popcorn and kept copying the Minions laugh. You did start to get ants in your pants towards the end of the movie but we think you liked it. It was a lovely day out which we finished by taking you to Tampopo and watched you try to use chopsticks on some prawn crackers. You gave up a few times and used your fingers but eventually got it. Your Daddy and I used forks which was much easier but you were determined to master the fascinating wooden sticks.
You continue to make us laugh with all the things you say and all little made up games. Your most recent is just as cute. Its called “Where are my hands gone” (its not as creepy as it sounds). The whole game goes like this:
You: [Hides hands behind your back] “Mummy, where are my hands gone??!”
Me: [Mock Shock] “I have no idea!”
You: “Where could it be?? Shall we find it?”
Me: “Yes I think we should”
You: [Reveals hands dramatically] “TA DAAAAA!”
We have no idea where you learn these things but it does make us laugh a lot!
My cunning plan to squeeze in a holiday before your Aunty’s wedding ended up being too difficult to crow bar in with everything that is going on at the moment. I was gutted till I realised Plan B may be even better. I think I might have it all sorted soon and then we can start preparing. Muahahahaha. I love it when a Plan B comes together!