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 can’t believe how quickly the last 18 months has passed; it has been so wonderful!
I love that you have learnt to kiss me.
I love that you now love mouse and cuddle him when you are sad or tired or just because.
I love that you will feed mouse plastic food, but are dismayed if we pretend to feed him your food!
I love how you run so fast and with such enthusiasm. You remind me of Phoebe from friends. When daddy ran around copying you, waving his arms, you found it so funny and ran with him laughing with joy.
I love how excited you get when you see animals. You shout and point and laugh and make lots of enthusiastic noise. This makes me laugh and get so excited too. You love all animals, especially crocodiles!
I love how you have recently increased your confidence when we go to Jo Jingles music group. You used to be very shy, even though you enjoyed it. Now you run around and join in and play with the instruments.
I love how you clap and I copy you and then you stop and I stop and you carry this on and have made up your own game.
I love how you are becoming increasingly creative with your independent play and I enjoy watching you; wondering what you are thinking.
I love that you can now do actions to some of the songs we sing. Your favourite is Wind the Bobbin Up. We sent a video of you doing the actions to this song to our family in Australia and we have to watch the video over and over again every day.
I love the fact that you like to sit in the flowerbed and use a spade to cover your legs with soil.
I love watching you play on the slide in our garden all by yourself as you can now climb up on your own.
I love how you are fascinated by nature watching the bees, birds, butterflies, beetles, ants and spiders in the garden… before trying to pick them up!
I love watching you play with water. Whether you are splashing in the bath, jumping in puddles, or watering the flowers in the garden you are so excited and happy.
I love how much you love to be tickled and laugh so much that it gives you hiccups.
I love that when I tell you it is bedtime/bathtime you wave goodbye to your toys and climb up the stairs.
I love how you play with the computer mouse as though it is a phone and you babble away as if talking to someone.
I love that you are starting to form words and communicate with us on a new level. You can now say daddy, there, no, dog, duck, digger and yes. Of course they don’t all sound right, but we know this is what you are saying.
I love how fascinated you are with wheels and tractors. You search through all your books looking for wheels and like to touch them whenever you can.
I love how happy you make me.
I love that your laugh is the best sound in the whole world! You laugh all day long and best of all is when I make you laugh.
I love All the Little Things that make you YOU.