Nell, oh Nell, sweet Nell, you are a card. On the rare occasions that we have to have stern words you are heartbroken. You can't bear to think that someone doesn't like you, thankfully not something you really have to worry about. You are, in fact, well aware of your charms and take great joy in exercising them. But your trump card is your sense of humour. You 'eat clown for breakfast' every morning, as the French say, and you have the most cheeky range of "comedy" eye expressions. One look can have your audience in fits of giggles. If you stick with this winning combination of charm and laughter, I'm sure you will go far in life.
So here are some of the things Nell loves at 2:
Always said as one word, Tildaowen is her mantra. She adores them.
2. Peppa Pig
A lot of kissing goes on in Nell's Peppa Pig games. She kisses them, they kiss each other. In this instance it is Granny Pig who is receiving some love.
My absolute favourite mispronunciation of Nell's, she is obsessed with diddybirds. And the way she says it is just impossibly cute, I never want her to pronounce it correctly. So if we could all agree please, from now on those little spotty insects are to be known as diddybirds. Thank you.
Proud as punch with her man right where she wants him ;)
|Reading her new Emilie birthday book|
Favourite books of the moment:
The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson
I want my hat back by Jon Klassen
Stanley's Stick by John Hegley
And Nell has also started to join us for the bedtime read. She snuggles up with Matilda and half listens, half pokes and prods Matilda. Last week when she had to go to bed without Matilda and Owen she still insisted on having a book read to her while she snuggled up in Matilda's bed. I tried to read Winnie-the-Pooh but she made it very clear to me (by thrusting the book in my face) that I was to continue with Moomin Midsummer Madness.
6. Sticking out her tongue (still!)
I think it's pathological.