My gorgeous two year old is the joy of my life.
She's 28 months, and we have the most amazing, sweet conversations. She is so loving and caring. For example, today I went horse riding and she came with dh to watch. As I started out, she called to me and said, "Mummy, please ride your horse very, very
Then last night, after she'd refused to let dh look at her playdough model, and said it was 'just for me', suddenly she came over to him, gave him a hug, and invited him to come over to play with her. She realised she'd hurt his feelings, and in the best way she could, was making amends.
Then there is her choice of outfits. She dresses herself, head to foot, every day, several times a day. Consequently, she rarely goes out in anything that matches. On Christmas Eve we went to a friend's house for dinner, and all the other kids were in their holiday outfits. Dd wore her Halloween clothes, mostly back to front or inside out, along with her rain boots, just in case it was going to rain. She also insisted on taking her bag of 'stuff' with her, just in case she needed it. (her bag contains a selection of toy animals, her Thomas train, some crayons, old birthday cards, and a few stale crackers. It goes everywhere wiht us, and is packed religiously every morning).
Oh, I could go on and on. This year was wonderful, and I think next year will be even better! We spent tonight (New Year's Eve) doing a new jigsaw puzzle twenty eight times until she could do it without help. After each time, she cheered, then tipped it out to have another go. The sense of achievement that she can now do it was just wonderful. Better than any champagne party or dinner dance.