So its been a rather long time (back when she was 24 month old!) that i have written a little update on our youngest member of the family so i thought i better get writing to tell you all about
what she has been up to and believe me its rather a lot (oh and i realised i am a month late in posting this update because i forgot to schedule it whilst we where on holiday! oops!)
She is still having a 1.5hr nap (and sometimes even a 2hr one after nursery) at lunchtime but she is starting now every other week to refuse to go to sleep but is pretty cranky come 4.30pm so she is defiantly not ready to drop the nap just yet which is fine by me!
We are slowly starting to wean her off the dummy and trying to only use it for nap and bedtime and when she gets really tired 9about 30 min before its time for bed) which works pretty well!
I do want to go cold turkey with it eventually and let the dummy fairy come and get them.
Potty Training – Before the summer holidays she showed signs of trying out the potty so we encouraged her to use it and go on the toilet but its on and off due to her ongoing constipation problem which is apparently very common in girls age 2-3 years she is on CosmoCol on and off to regulate it and hopefully it will go back to normal soon! She is using the toilet before bath time and sometimes before bedtime and she always takes of her nappy once she has done a wee and brings me a fresh one to put on same with her telling me that she did a Nr. 2 and she wants to be changed so i think full on Potty Training mode isn’t too far away!!
Dressing up is still a huge thing for her but its now come to the extreme (that’s when the dislike part comes to light) that SHE has to decided what she is wearing today and mostly it will be one of her many “party dresses” (which are her normal dresses but she calls them all her party dresses) which now made me start hiding certain dresses on nursery days because there is only so much
paint and mud a nice “party” dress can take!
Swimming/Ballet – After our late summer Family Holiday to Mallorca she finally started her 2 new classes and was in particular VERY exited to start ballet. When we got there and she saw the other girls wearing tutus just like her (she hasn’t received her proper ballet uniform at that point so a frozen tee and a red tutu did do) she run up and down the hall singing “i am going ballet, i am going ballet” and all the way through the class she beamed and was overly exited and maybe not as good with listening as i wished she would have been!
The swimming lessons where all new theory for her and myself so i was glad to see that our new (Seriously FUN Swimming) teacher Tanja was super friendly and helpful advice us what to do next (the other mums and tots already had the first lesson under there belt) with her being nearly every day in the water the week before when we where on holiday she was rather confident and even enjoyed being dunked under twice she is very eager to swim on her own once the swim bands are on half way through the lesson and absolutely enjoyed her new found love of swimming on her back with her head looking up the celling. I am so glad i signed her up for swimming and cant wait for her
to learn it because i regret not starting Finn until he was nearly 3 years old.
She also mixes random German words into her talking which reminds me very much of Finn at her age doing exactly the same. If i ask her what that noise was she tells me “gar nix, mama” which means “nothing, mama”. She randomly comes up to any of us with a cuddle and a
“I love you Mummy give me a hug!”
Her most favourite sentences right now are “thats cool!” and “It wasnt me Daddy did it!”
She comes out with the most random stuff at times, well maybe not that random in children’s eyes but its just hilarious! For example last weekend we went on Uncle Marks boat “Piper” and once we returned to the marina after a trip up and down the Thames there was a boat passing and she shouted “Woooow, that’s a big boat!” which had us all in stitches except Uncle Mark who ask her if his boat wasn’t big enough?
Here is a translation of what they said:
Molly-May sag a mal – Molly-May can you say
Donnerwetter – word to word translation would be Thunder weather
but it means something like “oh damn it”
(this word wasn’t teached to her intentionally but my Dad does say it sometimes when he drops something so she just catched on it and couldn’t stop saying it and laughing whilst doing so)
Wunderbar – wonderful
Opa. wo ist mein Wurstbrot? – Opa, where is my bread with (sliced) sausage?