It’s official, now that December’s here, it’s legal to put your decorations up! With the new extension in place, we splashed out on a new tree (which technically has been up and out of it’s box for a few weeks now – shhh!) and this weekend we got to grips with decorating it. With a toddler.
Despite my fears, he’s been remarkably good. He loved playing with the lights and is fascinated when we put them into party mode, even if it does make me fear he’ll have some form of fit from all the flashing. When it comes to baubles, I’ve strategically placed the breakable ones near the top and put the softer or wooden ones within his reach. Not that he’s actually that interested. He likes to point out the ‘man’ (Father Christmas) and the stars and demands that we shake the snow globe so that he can see the ‘no’ but that’s it. All that worry for nothing!
His language now is absolutely flying and we’re on to about sixty words at my last count. He’s become a right mimic, but then quickly uses the word on his own in the right context at a later time. From telling me off, to demanding his dinner, to chatting about his friends at nursery, you can have the beginnings of a proper conversation with him. Between that, and his urge to ‘hide’ behind his hands, he’s become a right little character and a joy to be around. Most of the time!
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