Bella turned 3 years and 9 months on the 2nd! Wow! Soon to be 4...!
I’m happy to report that we seem to be getting a lot less of the ‘threenager’ days, but I’m not sure if that means when they do strike, they seem twice as difficult. I now understand this poem a lot more:
‘There was a little girl, who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good, she was very good. But when she was bad, she was horrid!’
Obviously I don’t think my daughter is horrid, but very challenging when she wants to be!
This week at playschool they’ve commented she’s really been coming out of her shell. This is so great to hear as I know she’s a lot quieter at playschool, whereas at home she’s the loudest and sometimes a total loon! It will be really great if they can see the Bella we see. My Mum is a bit loopy and full of beans, as was my Great Gran. We say it skips a generation in our family!
At home she’s been walking wound wearing a hat and gloves quite a lot. To protect herself I think! She bumped her hand the other day and said ‘I need my gloves on!’ Maybe she thinks these areas need covering with clothes too. She does look funny walking around the house with her knitted bobble hat. Like a cartoon character!
She still continues to love Peppa Pig, but also quite likes watching Frozen or Tangled instead now. I'm all up for Tangled and appreciating something different to watch! 3 years of Peppa pig...!
Dress up is becoming more popular as is pretending to be Mummy (see pic with my glasses!) and a baby (see pic sat in Reuben's pushchair!)
We've managed to pop to the park on the warmer days and she's had great fun playing with friends from playschool who happened to be there. It's so nice to see her run off and play with others and not need me right there. She's growing up! We are so ready for the warmer weather now so we can just open the patio doors and let her be free. Bella loves to play outdoors and definitely gets frustrated being at home too much.
The best things Bella has said recently:
Mummy : ‘It’s bedtime’
Bella: ‘children don’t go to bed!’
Mummy: 'Bella, please don't let go of my hand by the road, it's very dangerous, a car could hurt you or squash you!'
Bella: 'and then I'd turn into a pumpkin?'