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!