I read and love a blog series called ‘18 Million Things’ by one of my favourite bloggers Occupation(M)other and felt inspired to do something very similar. Children change and develop so quickly that it is so easy to forget their little quirks and mannerisms. I want to record All the Little Things that my little boy does that I love so much, so that I don’t forget them.
I love the way you stick your bottom out and lean forward when you are looking for something.
I love the way you turn both palms upwards when I ask, “Where is/are…”, which you have learnt from me (although I didn’t realise I even did that until you started to).
I love the fact that you laugh if daddy and I laugh even though you don’t know what we are laughing at.
I love the way you smile at me when you wake up in the morning. It makes my heart sing.
I love it when you ‘cuddle’ the furry Gruffalo in the book by putting your head on his tummy.
I loved it when you accidentally knocked off the draining plastic from the slow cooker and looked at me sheepishly before trying to put it back on.
I love how happy you are when daddy or I dance you around the room.
I love playing hide and seek with you and hearing you laugh so freely.
I love it when you excitedly brush my teeth, even when you miss and get toothpaste in my hair, my ear and on my jumper.
I love it when you get something on your hands that you don’t like and you shake them and look at me in horror until I clean them off.
I love it when you tidy up all your toys with so much enthusiasm.
I love it when you try to put the clean clothes back in the laundry basket while I am putting them in the drawers.
I love the way you can read book after book after book.
I love the way you run to find your shoes if I say we are going out.
I love the way you say ‘DaDa’ with great excitement when you see Daddy.
I love All the Little Things that make you YOU.