Something I’m enjoying more and more is having conversations with the sprog. The toddler mind is a weird but wonderful thing, so I love trying to get inside her head to see how she thinks and sees the world. There’s no ulterior motives or hidden agenda. There’s just plain old innocence and cray cray.
With the festive period upon us, I decided to have a chat with Toddler L about Christmas. I also decided to film the resulting conversation. She’s been exposed to the holiday period after festive visits to Drayton Manor and Lapland UK, as well as reading books, watching Chrismassy films and activities at nursery.
I was therefore interested to see what she’d soaked up and how she interpreted things when I asked her some simple questions about Christmas. Here’s the resulting video – as usual, she steals the show:
I ‘m probably biased, but that’s pretty bloody cute!
The last few months have seen a huge leap in Toddler L’s development. It may be a coincidence, but I think her going to nursery has helped with this growth. Obviously there’s only so much she’s going to learn with me on a daily basis. So pre-school has given her a semi-structured way of learning with people who know what they’re doing!
It astounds me what she’s capable of now – for instance, yesterday she sang “twinkle twinkle, little star” all the way through. Sure, I’ve been doing that for years, so it’s no biggie for me. But it’s important to celebrate these little milestones for her, no matter how easy or mundane for us multi-talented people…
The sprog’s understanding of the world around her is incredible – and scary – too. Each day she comes out with something different, be it a word, phrase or action. Her mind really is like a little sponge sucking up everything in the vicinity. Despite not spending too much time talking to her about Christmas – as we assumed she was still a bit young – the video just shows how much she’s taking on board.
How does your kid view Christmas? Have they ever said anything funny / weird related to the festive period? Let me know below!