Friday, January 19, 2007
the joys of toddlerhood...
I had great fun with Madeleine today. Some of the highlights of the morning were...
***reading 'We're going on a bear hunt' - this brings back wonderful memories of primary school, and vividly imagining that I really was wading through the long grass
***walking to the park, only we didn't end up making it there - we walked half way which would take about 5 mins with Madeleine in the buggy, but took 25 minutes with her walking because we got distracted by planes in the sky, how a wind chime works, collecting muddy sticks, and pretending Madeleine was a baby, so she needed to be carried. This lead on to us looking up at the clouds to see if we could see any pictures in them. We didn't make it to the park because Madeleine is in the middle of potty training, so we wanted to make it home before having an accident, which we did. Success.
***making snakes out of banana skins
***crouching down on the pavement, singing 'Baa baa black sheep', and 'Humpty Dumpty' - it's wonderful the things you can get away with doing when you are with a young child - take away Madeleine, and I would be being swiftly removed from the streets by the men in white coats