Wednesday, October 20

2 and a half

you're
funny
willful
determined
contrary
physical
affectionate
cautious
fastidious
smart
spirited
chatty
a force to be reckoned with


you have
the memory of an elephant
the sharpness of a fox
the will of a lion
the cheekiness of a monkey
the energy of all of them put together






you like to
get cosy with mama
drink milk
bounce
hug
chase
tickle
see tata in the mornings
be helpful
go for walks
find bugs
help bugs
read books
laugh


you'd rather not
get your hair washed
get your hair brushed
dress
wear socks
be told what to do
eat healthy solids
be helped too much


you can
go toilet
stay dry all night
put on your shoes
count to 20
recognise numbers
recognise numbers in abstract shapes
repeat words you've heard once
ask for just about anything you need
draw faces, suns, rain, rainbows & caterpillars
watch tv, bounce, and still hear what we're whispering
recognise shapes
recite favourite books
present a logical rebuttal
(me: it's too cold to go outside - you: put coat on)


you 
make me a better mama
make me a better person
are the light of our lives


17 comments:

  1. Lovely pic, and happy times. :)

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  2. wonderful.....yes, i see the cheeky monkey in that grin....:)

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  3. Mama love

    such a magical and all powerful force.

    and what a lovely 2 1/2 yo you have there

    blessed are we ,

    mothers of amazing children

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  4. This brought a tear to my eye. Happy 2.5 Cheeky Monkey :-)

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  5. oh this is so lovely. something to share with her when she's old enough to understand time gone by....

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  6. I love that age..that smile...this was lovely to read this morning. Thank you for sharing and spreading your joy!

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  7. oh bless, she sounds such a delight! And what a lovely record to have when she is a few years older and all these stages, momentous as they seem now are blurred in the memory.

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  8. Lovely post Mon. What a fun girl you have there.

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  9. so sweet! she looks like a little girl now, babyhood is gone...

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  10. That's great :) She's a real cutie too!

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  11. Z sees the picture, and says, "We going to go play with that cutie jumping on the bed!"

    "She's too far from here, Z."

    "We need to use our imagination mama."

    happy two and half ~ from one to another.

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  12. This is so sweet. I really wish I could meet her. She and Michael have reached a lot of milestones together. Although Michael can barely draw a circular shape...maybe she got an artistic hand from you? Darling, darling. I love two-year-olds!

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  13. lovely, lovely, made me smile and such a lovely photo too. Happy 2 1/2.

    Reggiex

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  14. lovely words Monica, gorgeous photo
    Lee:)

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  15. thanks gals.

    Amy, that's too funny.

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  16. beautiful photo and beautiful words

    happy 2 and a half.... it's a wonderful age

    xoxox

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  17. I love your simple and clear poems. Thanks for checking my blog out and keeping me connected to the things that are REAL.
    :) !!

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