Dearest Little Z at 3 years and 8 months


Hello Little Z,

I may have completely forgotten to do your monthly update till today. It’s not my fault, or entire routine has gone out the window during these summer holidays and it’s been one lazy fun filled week after another. I don’t think you’re going to be that keen to go back to pre-school. Or a decent bed time! You’re now 3 years and 8 months and I suppose we should start gearing up for your 4th birthday. Its ages yet though. 4 months is ages and still very much in 3 so I’ll just stay in denial for a tiny bit longer.

We’ve had some fun trips out including one last week to Eureka. You loved it so much I had to physically try to drag you out of there to no avail. We eventually made it to the car with you clinging to one of my legs. Your Daddy really wants to go now too. I’m not sure how I’ll ever get the two of you out of there.

This month you’ve really loved entertaining us with your newest type of chatter; that of story telling. You insist all day long that one of us should tell you a story and, amazingly, you will sit sill for ages wide eyed and listen to us make up stories on the spot. You love having a go yourself too and every story starts “Once upon a time” and off your imagination goes into all sorts of weird and wonderful directions.

We are slightly concerned that you have somehow learnt all about the concept of death. We have no idea where you have picked it up from and we’re pretty sure neither CBeebies nor Nick Jr. ever really talks about it. You now incorporate someone’s death into your stories but they’re usually ok again within the next breath which is a relief. It sounds a bit eery for someone so small to be talking about death so anytime you want to stop doing it is fine by us.

A bit of a scary thing happened the other day when you were sat in my lap rubbing your eye. I noticed a bit of blood on the back of your hand and then noticed your eye was bloody. Reacting in shock made you burst into tears as we tried to examine the inside of your bleeding eye whilst whisking you off to urgent care. It was a bit freaky looking at you crying bloody tears but thankfully it’s meant to be a common thing that happens when children run their eyes a bit too hard. A 4 hour wait later we wearily trundled back home again and collapsed into bed feeling a bit daft. Still. Bloody eyes are a bit scary. You’re enjoying telling people about your time in the waiting room though, particularly the tale of one drunken man who needed to be pinned down by 4 policemen. Not something a 3 year old sees everyday. It took about an hour to calm him down and you spent a bit of time with your hands over your ears to block out his shouting.

It feels like the calm before the storm at the moment. The next few months will be filled with your uncles wedding, a trip up to Scotland and some more hopefully exciting things that are in the process of being sorted. It could mean a pretty different 2015 so it’s all a bit daunting right now. We’re handling it by …errr…mostly ignoring it all really which is an excellent tactic in my book. What shall be shall be eh!

So until next time, I shall leave you with a few of my fave pics of Eureka. No doubt next month I will be panicking about all the last minute wedding arrangement. Mmwah!








  1. Sarah MumofThree World August 26, 2014 / 9:11 am

    I love your monthly Z updates πŸ™‚ The bloody eye must have been really scary! I’d have been straight off to A&E too. Those places are awful, the police are always there!
    Sounds like you’ve got an exciting few months coming up. Look forward to hearing more about them πŸ™‚
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  2. Iona@Redpeffer August 26, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    I can’t believe my little boy will be 4 soon-I too am in denial, although he’s already got his request list sorted πŸ™‚
    The eye thing must have been very scary, I would have been rather scared as well. Glad it’s all OK though xx
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  3. Not A Frumpy Mum August 27, 2014 / 4:31 pm

    What a lovely update and I would have reacted in exactly the same way had I seen a bloody eye. Scary stuff!!

    Sounds like you have a lot coming up in the next few months, exciting stuff! xx
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  4. Potty Mouthed Mummy August 27, 2014 / 5:50 pm

    This made me smile (aside from hospital incident of course!) I love your letters to Z. So many moments to capture and remember xx
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  5. Katie @mummydaddyme August 27, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    Mads asked me the other day what dying was. I had no idea what to say and it completely floored me but luckily she moved on to the next question before I answered. I am not quite ready to talk about that kind of thing with her yet. They are growing up fast these little people of ours aren’t they? x
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  6. brummymummyof2 August 29, 2014 / 8:01 am

    Ah as he is the same age as my girl these always make me smile. My girl is at pre-school soon with a full uniform. SOB. It’s going so fast. And if my girl was crying blood I would have ran to the hospital too! I go all the time. They must think I am crackers xxx
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  7. Erin August 29, 2014 / 7:39 pm

    Lovely photos from Eureka! We live nearby but haven’t been yet. The bloody eyes would absolutely terrify me! I had never heard of it before – glad it wasn’t a bit problem and that he’s okay. The trip to A&E was an adventure in itself!
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  8. Mummy Melton August 29, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    Eureka looks like such fun, look forward to taking Baby M when he’s older. Sounds like your trip to A&E was interesting, i didn’t realise bloody eye was common, i’d have been straight up there too xx
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  9. Louise August 31, 2014 / 8:40 am

    Lovely photos and sounds like it’s been a fun month. The trip to A&E sounded very eventful – glad all was well in the end
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  10. Tarana August 31, 2014 / 2:24 pm

    Oh poor thing, I hope his eye is better. That must have been tough for you all. But he seems like a creative kid. I’m a bit in denial too as my little guy’s turning 3 next month!
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  11. Jenny September 2, 2014 / 12:50 pm

    WOW they really do grow up so very fast don’t they! I can’t believe it 4! Starts school then next year with Buba! So many of us it seems have young ones starting next year. I am so nervous but I know Buba is ready. Sounds like little z will be too. And also sounds like you have had a great summer. I am on the same boat I haven’t done Missy Moo’s milestones and monthly updates in two months as we were in the states. Must catch up before it’s way too late. hahaha Great post love all the fun filled photos too! Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round! #sharewithme
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  12. ghostwritermummy September 2, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    Well I’ve never heard of bloody eyes before so I would freak too!!! Bless him though, love the bit about his stories. I think the people dying thing is quite normal though, all of mine have done it too x x x x
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