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ThomCat Fri 04-Feb-05 20:54:07

Sorry, me agin, being boring, but................
That little girl <sigh>................
She's just so great.
She's spent the day today climbing on and over everything. It's just great.
She climbed onto her little stool today and lay across it and then pretended to be be swimming. She got down off the sofa, not the way I've shown her, obviously, but in her own way, even better!
D was off work today, as was I and it seemed really obviuos that she was thrilled to be with us again and she went into show-off overdrive, she was just so funny.
So that was it really, just so happy about the non-stop climbing.
Don't you just love it when you turn another little corner.

Oh and one more thing I have to tell you....
I love that she won't cry. I'll explain...... she was naughty today and because her dinner was served to her too hot, she got annoyed cos she couldn't tuck straight in so she flung it across the room! I shouted 'Charlotte NO, that was very naughty, you don't do that'. Her bottom lip stuck out and quivered but she just refused to cry. She was talking little short breaths as she was really trying not to cry, and didn't, and I just loved her for it. BUT she is such a little madam and when she'd finished and there were a few things left on the plate that she didn't want she took the edge of the plate, lifted it up, looked at me, did the big wide eye look and just stared at me, testing! I looked at her and said 'nooooo' and she let it gently back down and did her mad little 'ha haaa' laugh.

Proud gush over....... thank you!

beansontoast Fri 04-Feb-05 20:55:14

glassy eyes here...

misdee Fri 04-Feb-05 20:55:17

she sounds like a poppet, even when she is being naughty.

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Fri 04-Feb-05 20:55:26


soapbox Fri 04-Feb-05 20:57:03

Thomcat what a darling

Unfortunately neither of my 2 ever pulled back from the brink - so I just got used to ducking

Glad you are having such a lovely time with Lottie - certainly sounds like she's really pleased to have you back

stupidgirl Fri 04-Feb-05 21:00:06

Awww, bless her. They can be so irresistable even when they are being naughty, can't they?

ThomCat Fri 04-Feb-05 21:00:47

Let me assure you, she's a pain in the backside sometimes and we're entering the world of a whingey whining and that stage where she can't express what it is that she wants and stuff...... but in-between.......... I never dreamt in a million years that having a kid would be this great.
My dad was over today and she was cuddlying him and gave him a kiss so I said 'awwwwwww' so she turned round and said 'mummy kiss' so I came over and we kissed, and then she got my head, and my dad's and made us kiss and then she said 'awwww' and did her mad little laugh.

Sorry, more gushing.........must put the white wine back in the fridge and step away from the alcohol!

rivers Fri 04-Feb-05 21:29:23

Lottie sounds wonderful,she does sound so cute even when being naughty!! I totally understand what you mean about it being amazing being a parent as today I was nearly in tears when I heard two children were fighting to sit next to my DD at nursery and I have been so worried about her making friends as she can't talk at all!! These moments are just so wonderful and now I am definatly gushing!!

Twiglett Fri 04-Feb-05 21:32:13

... see how wide that smile is? well that's how wide I smiled at those stories

ThomCat Fri 04-Feb-05 21:33:33

Rivers, I so know how that feels and can massively relate to both feelings there, worry and sheer joy that they are so popular with their peers, it's SO important that they are accepted and when it goes one step further it just feels to good to be true aye.

rivers Fri 04-Feb-05 21:48:16

How is Lottie geting on at her nursery? Has she settled in well with all thechildren? When my DD started I was sooo worried about how she would get on with the other children as she only communicates through Makaton but so far the other children seem to have accepted her really well, with less questions than I get from adults!!

Blu Fri 04-Feb-05 22:06:16

That's our girl.
oh, TC, she's jjust the best, isn't she?

Merlot Fri 04-Feb-05 22:17:53

Thomcat and Rivers, what special little ladies you have

ThomCat Fri 04-Feb-05 22:47:25

Hi Blu, xxx

Rivers - better than I could have imagined.
When i drop her off I see other kids tugging their mums coats and saying 'that's Lottie', and parents have come up to me saying 'So this is Lottie, my son/daughter comes home talking about her'.
My dad picks her up and she is either having her hair stroked, her hand held, kids sitting next to her peering round to look into her face,

When we arrive the teachers take her from me and they hold her under her arms and walk her in. She swings her legs as though she were walking and the very second she crosses the line into nursery ALL the other children count her in and cheer when she gets to her seat! <big lump in the throat>

She's a long way to go and lots of targets to reach but I'm really happy, and so is she.

How about your little one Rivers?

HunkerMunker Fri 04-Feb-05 22:51:55

I love Lottie stories Thomcat - even more than I love sparkly notebooks. And that's saying something, you know!

ThomCat Fri 04-Feb-05 23:02:48

Hey HM - easy tiger! How is the stationary fetish??!!!

rivers Fri 04-Feb-05 23:04:18

That's great TC, it is brilliant when they settle in to nursery as I know I had many stresses beforehand trying to decide what nursery was best for my DD. My DD started nursery last year but has only been going 5 days a week since Xmas. She absoloutly loves it there and barely kisses me goodbye!! She has still has many problems like having a tracheostomy and being unsteady on her feet due to not walking until v. late but somehow her being at nursery has really helped me to see her as just as normal little girl but very special!! I really love the story of Lottie being counted into school I don't blame you for the lump in throat!

ThomCat Fri 04-Feb-05 23:10:11

I'm so pleased Rivers. We spend so much time worrying if it'll all be okay and within 5 minutes they've squashed any concerns and exceeded our very best expectations. I continue to learn from her all the time, as I'm sure you do your little one. They are our guides in these situations.

coppertop Fri 04-Feb-05 23:13:32

I'm blaming it on hormones but went all teary-eyed reading about mini-rivers and Lottie.

ThomCat Fri 04-Feb-05 23:20:58

i'm blaming it all on the white wine CT, D isn't drinking as he's on Penicillin so it's all mine tonight!
Better stop soon ,off to see Noddy in the morning!

Willow2 Fri 04-Feb-05 23:36:28

D's on Penicillin? NY must have been wild

ThomCat Fri 04-Feb-05 23:42:48

Luckily the toothache started on the way home! so yes NY WAS wild!

HunkerMunker Sat 05-Feb-05 00:38:23

The stationery fetish continues unabated TC I'm shocking.

soapbox Sat 05-Feb-05 00:39:16

Thomcat - just want to say - I hope 2for1 hasn't upset you on the other thread with her DS comment

ThomCat Sat 05-Feb-05 00:44:30

Thanks Soapbox. I think she wanted to hurt me, or soemthing, it was a silly throw away comment that I'm sure she feels bad about, or she should do anyway! I'll rise above it but won't let her get away with throwing that in there like that!

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