Friday, 4 February 2011

Are we approaching the Terrible Two's

Belle has just turned 22 months. I find it so hard to believe she will be 2 in a couple months. As all you parents will know time does fly and they are not babies for long!

Belle has grown into such an amazing little girl (of course I am biased).  Her vocabulary amazes us, she is using sentences now and adores her books, trying to read along with us and pointing at words.  She also understands a lot of words in Farsi now too, we have been trying to speak to her more and more in it, although days do sometimes pass when we forget to.  I am a big fan of the Montessori Method which allows children to lead the way with their own learning.  Although BB is a bit young at the moment we already try to make things fun (eg books) and allow her to lead the way, it is basically self-directed learning.  I will be writing another post about this later in more detail for those interested.  Either way I am a very proud mummy.  However the last week has been trying at times as she is really testing the boundaries of what she can and can't do.  

She will ask for a 'WHOLE banana' and if I explain it is nearly dinner time and only give her half she will find it hard to deal with and hence get frustrated and have a bit of a temper tantrum.  She has started to take a dislike to getting dressed in the morning and getting her coat and hat on too. I know it is only a phase and she is learning but it does get hard at times when you are trying to get out the door.

Daddy tried the naughty step with her for the first time the other week when she decided to draw on the wall.  She sat there for a minute, said 'sorry' and we asked "you only draw on what?" to which she replied "PAPER" with excitement! She then picked up the crayon from her easel and did a small dot on the wall again. She turned to me and daddy and said "step?" and ran towards the step!

How can it be that this little angel of ours at a wim decides to cast off her wings and don these little mischievous horns?

Me: "honey, can mummy have her phone please?"

I can't help but smile when I look at that frown for it means you are learning and becoming your own person.  I can't help but smile when you storm away from me as it means you are growing and healthy.  For all the challenging times yet to come I am grateful to have you and that will never change.


  1. LOL oh bless her! You've got it all to come hun! Just imagine that face in 10 years time when she nears teenage years ;-)

  2. haha thanks hayley :-P

    Rosie - you can see the horns can't you! x

  3. I find it so hard to stay firm with Lucia, because her tantrums are just so over-the-top and dramatic, and spectacular, and I can't help but laugh!!!! They involve a lot of wailing, and throwing herself to the floor, and clutching her head with her hands. Brilliant!!!!

  4. That IS one cool frown! milsta is just a few months ahead and is well into the sulky stage, its still so cute its hard to tell her off tho ;D Xxx