Dearest Little Z at 3 Years And 5 Months


Hello Little Z!

So somehow you are going to be “3 and a half” very soon and I’m not sure how that’s happening. It’s the oldest cliché in the book but time seems to fly at the speed of light and you seem to be growing up really really quickly. Just upwards, not outwards. You still don’t eat ANYTHING at all and we spend all our time either bribing you to eat something or threatening to throw the iPad in the bin. You’ll usually eat something then. One day you’ll probably suss we would never do that but for now it is working.

You got your hair cut this month and did not bawl the entire place down. Woohoo! After bringing you home almost hyperventilating many a time, I delegated the torturous task to daddy who would have to sit you in his lap whilst you sobbed your way through the trimmers and hair-dryer. I’m not sure what’s changed but something just clicked and you now treat it like it’s a fun trip out. You even ask the barber if you can have a turn on the hair-dryer and they patiently oblige as you blast your own hair whilst simultaneously making the hair-dryer sound effects. You prefer one particular barber and I think the shop obliges just to keep the noise and headaches at a minimum. The one bad thing about this brilliant milestone is that, whereas once I could dry my hair in complete peace and quiet with you preferring to keep a huge distance, you now want a go every other minute.

You continue to be a chatterbox with people you know and announced to some family, within hours of booking it, that we were going on holiday! We’ve quickly curbed what we say in front of you now but your tiny little ears are pretty sharp and we keep getting caught unaware. Sometimes its like looking into a mirror as you parrot back exactly what we may have quipped a bit earlier. But yes we are going on holiday in a few weeks and hoping to get a nice bit of sun and culture and history all at once. This time we are squeezing in a trip to Istanbul too and I can’t wait.

We’ve realised that 3 year olds are seemingly dealt with a fresh batch of emotions every other week. Everything is very emotional right now and for the first time in a long time you will turn the waterworks on within nano seconds of us saying “No” to something. Then there is a lot of dramatic explaining about how one of us hasn’t allowed you something. After a couple of crises I realised there is the distinct lack of waterworks on most occasions. Just a scrunched up face and loud crying noises. It’s cute and pretty funny and you watch us confused about why your dastardly plan is failing to work. You will sometimes give it another valiant go and others just frown at us as you most likely see your plan crumbling away.

We mostly escaped the terrible twos and I wonder if the terrible threes may make up for it. Hopefully not!

Sooo until next time Little Z…Mwah!

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  1. Mummy Tries May 19, 2014 / 5:32 am

    Funnily enough several friends told me that they found the early threes more troublesome than the twos. Hope Little Z’s emotional phase passes quickly! Great news about not being scared of the barbers now #MagicMoments
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  2. Nikki Thomas May 19, 2014 / 6:08 am

    Oh yes you definitely need to watch out for those little ears!! I have forgotten sometimes that A now listens and understands and it has got me into trouble more than once I can tell you. The iPad in the bin is a great threat isn’t it? Works wonders here too.
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  3. Sarah MumofThree World May 19, 2014 / 8:56 am

    Bless him! You brought back terrible memories of my boys at the hairdresser. They made such a fuss about bits of hair on their faces and in their clothes. The hairdresser used to joke he had to take Valium before doing their hair. Even now there’s always an argument when we get to the barber’s about who is going first.
    Hope the ‘terrible threes’ aren’t too bad and Little Z loves his holiday.
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  4. older mum in a muddle May 19, 2014 / 10:19 am

    …. well at the very least, he doesn’t mind the hairdressers now; fortunately Little A loves having her hair cut, it’s a real adventure for her. And you so have to be careful what you say in front of them – I’ve lost count the many faut pas’s I’ve made! X
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  5. Jaime Oliver May 19, 2014 / 10:47 am

    awww what a lovely round up honey, i dont know about you but this has been the most ‘interesting’ age to date with Joshua lol they really have become little characters!

    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments
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  6. Jenny May 19, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    Ahhh bless him they really grow up way too fast don’t they? We surpassed the terrible twos and Buba is about to be three and somehow he turned into a little monster. I was told three are troublesome and there really isn’t much compare terrible twos are a myth or vary rare its three they are head strong and get to whining and bickering so I have been told. I hope we pass that stage. Or it comes and goes quickly. Doubt little z will ever be like that he looks and sounds like an angel!!! would it be nice if they could stay little for a little longer!!!! #magicmoments.
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    • Jenny May 21, 2014 / 7:35 pm

      Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. I loved this post and it’s such a great one to share!!! 🙂
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  7. Coombemill May 19, 2014 / 2:38 pm

    I think the terrible two’s are not so terrible at all and as for the hairdresser, well done, mine have never been at age 16 it is still the “Salon of Mum”
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  8. Elanur Istanbul May 19, 2014 / 3:11 pm

    Thanks for mentioned or lovely Istanbul! Ciao from Bursa!

  9. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) May 20, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    This is a thing that my son have yet to experience. We havent cut his hair since he was born and it now sits till his waist. He is going to be four next month. We are just waiting for the right time to have that first haircut. Its going to be bittersweet we bet =)
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  10. katie May 20, 2014 / 10:38 pm

    I have found the 3’s so much worse than the 2’s also – in fact it just seems we keep going downhill lol ;))
    Good job on the haircut little Z, F has finally got short hair and looks so grown up its mad x
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  11. Mummygadgetgeek May 21, 2014 / 12:31 am

    We’ve just been through this with the Wee Man and are coming up to it with Bubby D – it’s such a time of learning and changing isn’t it? Glad that Z got over the hairdresser fear, that definitely sounds like it makes life easier!
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  12. seychellesmama May 21, 2014 / 8:09 am

    Bless him being so good at the hairdressers thats brilliant!!
    He sounds like such a little character, testing his boundaries with the fake cries for no haha!
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  13. WallyMummy May 21, 2014 / 12:30 pm

    What a little man he’s growing into! x Mine needs a haircut and I am dreading it… Peppa Pig on the DVD player to the rescue! lol xx
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  14. Iona@Redpeffer May 21, 2014 / 1:05 pm

    We have boys of a very similar age-the waterworks thing is interesting isn’t it?! My boy is also a chatter box which can lead to some amusing situations. But they’re lovely to be around aren’t they-so full of life and joy 🙂
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  15. PottyMouthedMummy May 21, 2014 / 1:23 pm

    Aw lovely, glad he’s over the trauma of the hairdresser. I still do H’s hair which he allows for the time being but I will have to hand the reins over at some point and I have no idea what to expect!

    Lovely letter xxx #sharewithme
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  16. kid GL loves May 22, 2014 / 6:46 am

    Lucas says – Awesome job lil’ dude. Remember though if you play it right, you can get AWESOME treats such as Haribo after and even during a haircut if you play your cards right!!!!! #sharewithme
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  17. Super Busy Mum {Debs} May 22, 2014 / 7:50 am

    I love the photo of him getting his hair cut! Gosh, they all need to stop growing up so fast!! x #magicmoments
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  18. chantelle hazelden May 23, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    sometimes the smallest achievements are the best, well done Z on being calm when having your hair cut. I know it is said time and time again but they do grow up so fast!! #PoCoLo
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  19. Erin May 23, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    Awww.. he look really proud of himself in that photo! ‘Growing up’ moments are so bittersweet aren’t they. It’s so exciting and a little sad to see them leave a little bit of babyhood behind!
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  20. Astrid May 24, 2014 / 10:07 am

    Wow, he’s way cute! So glad he handled the haircut so well. Oh and LOL to his telling everyone you’re going on holiday. Way cool.
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