Today was a hard day. It started off a lot earlier than I would have liked and by 8am every person in the house was sleepy and grumpy…
Kai went down for a nap just after 12pm and I insisted Leilah lay down too. I was desperate for a nap but could only for do if she had a nap as well. Luckily for all of us she did and I was able to nap for about 1 hour. I felt so much better afterwards.
We went for a walk after Kai woke up and the conversation I had with Leilah made my day the best…
Leilah: Mummy, I love you.
Me: I LOVE you…
Leilah: Mummy, you need to say, I love you TOO!
Me: Ok, I love you too, Leilah.
Leilah: I love you the most in world.
Me: Me too, possum.
Leilah: I love you this much, this much, this much (whilst opening her hands as wide as she could!)…
Leilah Kate, you are the sweetest little girl I know ❤
I love you, baby girl!
The next door neighbour’s dog died a while ago now. Leilah keeps asking why we can’t go and see it anymore.
I explained to her, of course, what happened when people/animals get too old and pass away. It didn’t seem to click so I bought a book online called, “I’ll always love you”. It is about a little boy who loses his best friend (a dog named Alfie) to old age. It’s written by the perpective of the little boy. I think it’s a really nice but sad story.
Tonight she requested this book and seemed fine afterwards. But when I took her to bed she started bawling and asking me why the little dog died and how we could see the dog again. I tried explaining that once you die you go to heaven. I said that the person/animal will always be in your heart and if you wanted to talk to them you just need to close your eyes and they will be with you. The poor little mite though was so heartbroken about the little dog dying in the book 😦
She is such a sensitive little soul at times…
Another game of Doctors which left me in a fit of giggles…
Leilah: Hello, what is wrong with you today?
Me: Oh, I was riding my bike and I tripped over a lost dog. I think I broke my leg.
Leilah: Oh, that sucks. I think you need to do a big poo and you will feel better!!!
Ok then, somehow I don’t quite get the connection but wouldn’t it be lovely if that is all you needed to do to cure a broken leg?!?
I took the kids to our closest park today. It has no play equipment but a nice big field where we can play chasey, run around with Milo, play soccer and in summer the pool opens. Leilah loves to ride her bike to the park and eat our morning snack there. It’s a great way to spend the morning!!
Today she was collecting dandelions and blowing the seeds everywhere – as you do. I asked her if she made a wish and she had. I quickly told her not to tell me what she wished for because it wouldn’t come true.
Her reply? “BUT MUMMY, I WISHED FOR GRANDMA” with a real sad look on her face…
On the upside though I am glad my kids have such a great relationship with my family despite living so far away!! The Skype calls every few days, the yearly visits to visit us, our lengthy trips home definitely are making it possible!
Today at dinner Leilah was talking non stop. Sometimes I swear I wish kids came with an ‘off’ button XD Half the time she is pretending that she is Peppa Pig, Kai is George Pig and I am Mummy Pig – gotta love that show!!! LOL
Anyway after Leilah had finished this mammoth conversation about something I can’t even remember now she pipes up with “Mummy, you and I are having a CONVERSATION!”. LOL
Yes honey we are. Aren’t we. Now can you be quiet please and eat your dinner?!?
Sometimes though I don’t know where she learns the words she comes out with. She’s got a quite decent vocabulary for somebody her age I think!
Kai is 15 months old and since 11 months old he has gradually been adding words to his vocabulary here and there. It’s feels so strange to have a speaking toddler when Leilah didn’t say her first word until 18 months old!!
What I think is hilarious is he says so many words but is yet to say mummy… yep, that’s right!! And funnier still is that he is such a mummy’s boy XD
Just for reference the words I have heard him say as of 15 months:
I am sure there are more but at the moment my mind is blank. If I remember more I will add them!
They are definitely still only words that mummy/daddy or Leilah will understand at the moment though!
Mummy: Doctor, I think I broke my leg today when I tripped on a toy in the play room.
Leilah: (touches my leg): It’s not broken, mummy. It has just run out of fuel!!!