Sunday, 3 March 2013
What have you been up to? 35 months
There's a real difference in how you talk recently. Your voice has changed. Not only is it your diction much clearer, but the voice itself has changed. Its less singsong, it "goes up" less at the end of each sentence/word. You also say "oh" a lot in a very considered way. For me, it is bittersweet. I love the little person you are now of course, but oh how I miss, so much, the person you were just a few days ago.
Daddy says you are having lots of very involved conversations lately, stringing together different times, activities and people and relations all in one sentence/few sentences. Time is a hard concept but you do seem to be getting it. You were asking today when we are moving house.
You are so affectionate and loving as always. I've been feeling unwell all weekend, and as I languished on the sofa, you gave me a book to to keep me company before you went off to help Daddy in the kitchen. "Here you go, Mammy, you can read that to yourself. And it's not even torn". You have also picked up this habit of saying "sorry" all the time. I don't want you to feel you have to apologise for yourself! I think it is a word probably overused by us/the society we live in though. Fairly self-effacing, so one to ponder...
Daddy says you have selective non-hearing down-pat these days too!
It's been really cold, for what feels like forever (!), and you are very reluctant to go out. You cry with the cold sometimes, despite all the warm clothes you wear. We recently bought bikes, and you've been whizzing around on the bike seat, loving it at first, but then just crying with cold. It's quite hard to persuade you to go out. You're a bit of a houseplant these days (well, a jumping, climbing, singing, playacting, painting, cooking, reading, talking one). Today you told me very firmly as we read about the wind that you didn't like the wind as it was cold.
Here are some nice photos of you, a spatula, shaving foam, watery paint, oil, fabric and...the light table!
Love Mam x