...you definitely pick up bad habits sooner than you should!
I have talked about A a lot on this blog. For all intent and purposes, she appears to be a very sweet little three year old girl with a penchant for all things pink and sparkly. But do not be fooled. Beneath that very sweet and feminine exterior lies a right little madam and she sure does pack a punch.
Her latest antics have almost definitely been influenced by her brothers as she has suddenly decided that it is ok to punch anyone who dares to get in between her and her own way, has a tendency to throw things in frustration and her choice of language has certainly taken a turn for the worse.
Her current phrases 'du jour' are 'shut up', 'pooh head' and adding the word 'blooming' (but pronounced blummin) into as many random sentences as possible. I have tried to explain to her that they are not the sort of thing that a lovely young lady should be saying, but you know how kids are, this seems to make her all the more determined to use them.
We have had a few slightly embarrassing moments out and about, where she has shouted 'shut up' to us or her brothers or called one of us a 'pooh head'. These things always seem to happen when there are lots of people around and she never ever does it quietly.
But today was the best one of all. I had to take A to the hospital for a check up about her breathing and as we went into the room, there were three people in the room and she completely panicked. She is very rarely shy, but she decided today that she was going to bury her face in my chest and no amount of cajoling was going to make her change her mind. The nurse was really lovely and said to me that she imagined that A was a very pretty and lovely little girl. To this, A suddenly turned around, surveyed the three people in the room and said " You are a smelly pooh head'. She then buried her head in my chest again until we left the room.
What a lovely girl.