The sun is shining lovely people, the sun is shining! Here is what my little ones have been up to in the past month.
Wriggly (2 years 9 months)
· Your life is all about poo, wee, smells and yucky things at the moment.
· You: “No, don’t change my nappy!”
You: “I like a poo in my nappy. It’s warm.” (Eurgh!)
· One morning went a bit like this…
You, to me: ”You’re yucky!”
Me: “You’re a little monkey.”
You: “Mummy monkey. You’re yucky monkey!”
· As you were playing tea parties with your sister one day, you declared, completely out of the blue, “Daddy’s smelly!”
· You are desperate to go to ballet classes like your sisters. They both started when they were 4 years old, by you are so keen to dance, dance, dance that the ballet kit might be your 3rd birthday present.
· I love your sweet mispronunciations:
A “tooter” is a computer.
“Button” is “bottom.”
· Conversation with your dad.
Daddy: “can I eat you up?”
You: “No, don’t eat me. I’m not a sandwich!”
· After a break for about three months, we have just started going back to swimming lessons and you have loved every minute in the pool!
· You are the messiest toddler I have ever met!
Jumpy (4 years 4 months)
· You have just got your tutu for your ballet show and I have never seen anything this cute. It is so small and perfect!
· You are always playing ‘Mummies and Darlings’ with your baby sister.
· Your new favourite game is to play beaches. Basically, you strip, find a swimsuit, put it on, get towels and lie on the floor… then it generally progresses to the two of you grabbing water bottles and making ‘puddles’ and if I am not careful, you might even have flooded the bathroom by emptying cups of water onto the floor so you can pretend you are at the seaside, aaargh!
· We had a play date a couple of weeks ago and made gluten-free vegan cookies and cake pops. You were the happiest little girl on earth!
· You picked a book in French for story time one evening. When I started reading, you said, in a shocked voice: “Mummy, don’t do it in French! Do it normal!”
· You love going on the “bounce-oline.” (trampoline)
· Last week, you and I went to Chessington with our best friends and we had the time of our lives.
Beanie (6 years 5 months)
· You are beyond excited about your ballet show this weekend, and the day you were given your tutu for the event, that was the only thing you could talk about. For the following two weeks, you asked almost daily for a ballet bun to go to school.
· When you were told your class would be going to the London Eye, you had a couple of weeks of worry and panic at the thought of going on. I ended up being one of the parents accompanying on the day trip and I was more worried about the heights we went to than you were!
· You absolutely love your ‘Mummy Days’ but the thought of any of your siblings having a ‘special day’ makes you pretty angry. You just want to be part of it all.
· You regularly get up in the morning chatting about your godmother and spending time with her when we next go to France. You have decided to go for at least two sleepovers with your brother there and to go to Tata Marie’s swimming pool.
· We were chatting one evening and we were discussing childbirth and C-sections (as you do). Soon enough, you started sobbing as you said: “I worry about things like that. Do you think it hurt Tata when the doctor took Emily out of her tummy?”
Me: “Yes, but they also gave her special medicine so it didn’t hurt too much. It probably hurt afterwards though when she was carrying Emily and walking around.”
You: “Did it hurt Tata when the doctor was sewing her tummy?”
Me: “I don’t think so, the doctor gave her special medicine.”
You: “Mum, do you know when we came out of your bits, did it hurt?
You: “Why didn’t you ask for special medicine?”
Me: “I didn’t really need it.”
You: “I would say yes to the special medicine.”
Crevette (8 years 7 months)
· You are very sensible and wise beyond your years.
· You have loved going back to swimming lessons with your sisters. It seems to have made your intensive training on Fridays a little bit easier too.
· You have been given your pen licence at school, and that has made you really proud.
· You are a budding photographer and I love spending time with you, explaining how to use the light, compose and take photos.
· You have had quite a few play dates in the past few weeks and it is nice to see you building strong friendships.