Dearest Toddler – 2 Years and 11 Months

Hello Toddler!

Can you believe it’s November? Arrgh. One more month to your 3rd birthday. Actually, it’s a bit less than a month as pretty late writing this post. We’ve been on holiday you see. And you’ve absolutely loved it.

You were so excited about sitting on the aeroplane you shouted “Neeeeeowww!” constantly at the airport whilst riding your Trunki around. Then you made full use of the inflight entertainment for hours on end. Including “calling people” on the remote control. You decided aeroplane food is rubbish though and didn’t eat for about 24 hours which worried us a bit. You did keep asking for fruit and milk though so we weren’t too panicked. You must have observed us pretty carefully in restaurants as, just as a waiter arrived to take our order in one particular place in Kuala Lumpur, you scrambled over me very quickly, stood face to face with him and asked very boldly “can I have some spaghetti please?”. The thing was it was a chicken restaurant but your Daddy dived out of the place to find you some. You then happily stuffed your face with your takeaway as we tucked into our chicken. The restaurant was very understanding. Every day after that you would ask the waiters for “juice and spaghetti please”, even at breakfast.

You made friends with the hotel guests and they all knew you by name. No one seemed to know ours but we’re used to that now. Its really nice you now have “friends” that come from all over the world. Each morning you’d ask where your friends had gone and then shout “Hellloooooo?” over to the next balcony where the nice Korean couple were staying. On one particular outing a random group of girls asked if they could take a photo with you. We were a bit surprised at first and eventually let them. You looked really confused at first but then smiled for the camera. They didn’t want us in the photo though. Huh.

You took all the travel in your stride and it didn’t phase you one bit. Mind you, you can lie down quite comfortably in an aeroplane seat. Your Daddy and I looked like zombies after the 24 hours journey and literally crawled into bed to recover.

One brilliant thing that happened was that you finally took a liking to the swimming pool. You’ve always hated it and never like the water on your face and hair and prefer to sit watching from the sun lounge. This time you decided to give it a go and really loved it. Even the splashing! You’d even try to entice other holiday makers to join you “to go to the bubbles”.

We’ve been back a few days now and we’re almost back to normal. All except your sleeping pattern. You seem to be stuck on Malaysian time and keep waking at 4am. Every. Single. Day. I am so tired!

So that was our November. It’s time to start thinking about your birthday!

So until next time Little Z….mmmwah!
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  1. Sarah MumofThree World November 27, 2013 / 7:27 am

    What a lovely post. Sounds like you all had an amazing holiday. I love that Z seems to bring joy wherever he goes 🙂

  2. mummypinkwellies November 27, 2013 / 8:25 am

    Wow, sounds like you had an amazing time. Hope little Z’s sleep gos back to normal soon though, that’s no fun! xxx
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  3. Kelloggsville November 27, 2013 / 8:50 am

    Brilliant! Nothing like a holiday to make kids love the pool.
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  4. WallyMummy November 27, 2013 / 12:44 pm

    Sounds like you had an amazing time 😉 I am jealous! x Mine is two next month so we are in the midst of birthday planning also… I’m thinking a holiday looks far more appealing TBH! xx
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  5. Mirka Moore @Kahanka November 27, 2013 / 2:39 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time, I could do with some sunny holidays right now sipping some ginger tea with lemon ;(
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  6. Tory Knowles November 27, 2013 / 6:23 pm

    How lovely.What wonderful memories you’ve made.

  7. kateonthinice November 27, 2013 / 5:26 pm

    Really special photo there. Glad you made some wonderful memories together
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  8. Lou's Lake Views November 27, 2013 / 10:55 pm

    It seems really weird reading about your sunny holiday when I’m looking at snow through the window! I’m not jealous at all!…we’ll maybe a bit 😮
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  9. Charly Dove November 28, 2013 / 9:36 am

    I do love these Dear Toddler posts, just brilliant. Sounds like you had the best time and that photo is just fabulous 🙂
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  10. Liska (@NewMumOnline) November 28, 2013 / 11:36 am

    So so so so so cute. Aaron LOVES sketti too! 🙂 Love that he still calls it that so I don’t correct him.
    We take the trunki with us EVERYTIME we fly. I should have mentioned it in my long car journey post as it was indeed there too.
    He rides around on his too like you said.
    Great post, sounds like you had a wonderful break.
    Liska xxx
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  11. Tarana November 28, 2013 / 9:35 pm

    So glad to hear you had such a wonderful holiday! Congratulations on your baby turning three! He’s good at making friends, and that’s a wonderful quality to have.
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  12. butwhymummywhy November 28, 2013 / 10:19 pm

    I adore this post. Z sounds so much like my E, they are both super sociable and definitely know their own mind! Can you believe that our babies are nearly 3??!!

    The holiday sounds wonderful, and I’m not jealous, nope, not at all…. well maybe a little, ok, A LOT!
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  13. Mummytries November 29, 2013 / 9:37 am

    Oh Little Z what fun you had on your trip. Sounds like you charmed the pants off everyone you met!! Now please go back to sleeping normally, I know what a killer the 4am wake up cycle is and poor mummy needs her rest 😉 #PoCoLo
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  14. Izzie Anderton November 29, 2013 / 6:01 pm

    Wow he’s growing up so fast. Sounds like an amazing holiday and completely normal for the kids to feel fabulous after traveling for hours – wish I could cat nap that easily!
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  15. Muma Leary November 29, 2013 / 8:57 pm

    Sounds like a brilliant holiday…we are currently wondering where to venture on our first as a family…you have given me some food for thought!

  16. 3yearsandhome November 29, 2013 / 9:47 pm

    I’m so pleased Little Z took well to traveling. I’m so jealous of your trip. Not long until the big 3rd birthday. What are you going to call him now the toddler years will soon be over?
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  17. becsonlife November 29, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time. We had similar sleep problems with our monkey after a trip to oz but we were back to normal within a few days!

  18. Jonathan November 30, 2013 / 11:57 am

    Loved reading this. Our son is only seven months old and France is the only place we’ve taken him abroad so far. It’s so much fun reading posts like this and thinking about what’s in store a few years down the line!
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  19. jenny paulin November 30, 2013 / 7:41 pm

    gosh i cannot believe that he will be 3 next month! This last year has flown by. He sounds like a lovely and confident little boy (and well travelled!) and a pleasure to take anywhere x x
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  20. Cat Williams December 1, 2013 / 12:41 am

    Hello fellow #pocolo friend! I am new to your blog – love it! Glad to hear you had a lovely holiday, my little boy was 7 in November, and we are going on holiday too in December, to Mexico!! We live in Canada at the moment so its not so far from here!

    Have a great December and keep writing fab posts.

    Cat xx
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    My latest #pocolo post is “Dear Cat… what do I do about my step sisters wedding?…” if you fancy checking it out on my website!

  21. Kate December 3, 2013 / 10:33 pm

    What a fab time it sounds like you had! And how is he nearly three?!?! I love that he ordered his own food though. Brilliant! 🙂
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