I like: Bananas, Dancing to “I Like to Move it”, my paddling pool, riding my trike, playing with my friends
Today Little O turns three. The last time we checked in we were a day away from moving house. One of our big plans was moving Little O into a double bed and convincing him to sleep on his own rather than with me. I am actually quite surprised to say it was a big success. He happily sleeps in his own bed now and Mr O and I get to shared a bed again. He does still wake up in the night but everyone is sleeping a lot better.
The other big change we’ve undergone is what I call “half-weaning”. What that means is no more daytime breastfeeding. I was getting hugely touched out and irritable so it felt like the right time to try and cut our breastfeeding in the day. I told Little O that he was getting big and that I only had enough milk for bedtime. After a couple of days of grump he accepted this and no longer asks for daytime milk. Neither of us is ready to stop bedtime boob so that is still going.
When it comes to imagination and vocabulary, Little O is becoming more advanced everyday. We play lots of make believe games about swimming pools, holidays, chickens and superhero missions. He asks endless questions about everything. I know I am supposed to find this annoying but it’s actually a lot of fun. Remind me I said this.
Eating is still daily challenge. Little O is a very fussy eater and subsists off a few core favourites. He’s not generally up for tasting many things. We leave him be as arguing with a toddler over food just feels a bit pointless. He’ll eat more eventually.
Little O’s favourite activity is still spending time with other children. He bonds really quickly with children of all ages and enjoys playing games, dressing up and doing crafts with them. He regularly asks to see his friends and apart from occasional toy wrestling he has the best time with them. They’ve finally reached an age when they can play without much adult interaction, which is nice for the parents because we actually get to drink tea and chat.
From now on, I’ll be updating twice a year as the pace of change has slowed again.