It seems to crazy to be writing a Mumma update when my child isn’t even with me right now. But considering it’s been a few months, I thought I should give you an update and explain where we are currently at with my amazingly smart two-year-old.
Everyone is currently in quarantine, however, one of the things that you can leave the house for, is to transport a child between separated parents. So instead of him seeing her everyday like we used to, we have changed it to one week with each of us. The second any of us start to show symptoms, she stays where she is, however, for the last week she hasn’t been with me and can I add that it’s the hardest!
I love my daughter dearly, and even though there are times where I want to pull my hair out and cry until I’ve created a river, she is by far the best part of my life. So, for the last week, I have been facetiming her like four times a day, sometimes she really wants to talk to me and others she couldn’t care less… she’s two! She doesn’t really understand what’s going on but none the less, I ring her and attempt to have a conversation with her.
In the last few months, she has come on leaps and bounds. I am so honestly proud of the little lady she is turning into. Don’t get me wrong, she is living up to the terrible twos, but in between the crazy moments, there are the good times!
She knows how to count from one to ten, well… she knows the numbers. Sometimes she will correctly count to ten, other times she will just say “one, two, ten” and then get excited because she has counted one to ten in the short way. Every time she does, she celebrates by getting super excited and screaming ten at the top of her lungs. She’s starting to learn colours. She currently can identify red every time, but she also knows yellow and pink. She can sometimes correctly identify blue but not as much as the others. We also have learnt manners! She can use please and thank you in the correct places!
Unfortunately, she has also learned that my name is Ferrari. Although hearing her say my real name is by far the cutest thing in the world, I must remember that I am her mother first and foremost. That means that when she says it, I have to correct her, but there are times where I forget who I’m talking to her and answer her… That is the wrong move to make because this encourages her.
I always thought the terrible twos was a myth, but my goodness! If that little lady hears the word no when she’s in one of her moods, she throws herself to the floor and starts “crying”. I mean it probably makes me a bad mum, but I can’t help but laugh at her. She’s a right little personality, that even her temper tantrums are entertaining. Which means discipling her is difficult. I swear, the other day, she had so many time outs, she just decided to spend her time in her room because she couldn’t get told off. Thankfully it must have worked, because the next day she was as good as gold.
Being a mum is hard work. Being a single mum, is even harder. There are days where I honestly can’t help but think that I am the worst mum in the world, especially on days where her tantrums are at their worst, or on the nights where I barely sleep because she’s awake every hour. But the truth is, those days mean nothing when I get to see her precious little smile. To see the way her face lights up when we play hide and seek or even when she’s listening to her music.
Let me know some of your worst experiences with a child and their terrible twos, you can reach me at Twitter, Facebook or even Instagram! I’d love to hear your stories. I hope that wherever you are in the world, that you are keeping safe and healthy. I hope that you’re all looking after each other by staying inside and social distancing yourself from others. Most of all, I hope that none of you have lost your smile.