Thursday, 21 October 2010

A year ago Thursday Blog Hop #2 – The toddler is 22 months today

Mieka at 22 months
Today, a year ago: The toddler was ten months and I was still raving about bonus days I got for taking the baby to clinic and getting a whole day to do it. She had no hair and a McDonalds play thing on her head.

Mieka at ten months
 I am joining Mommy Only Has Two Hands in her going down memory lane Thursday Blog Hop. Go and check her rules when you want to join in.

Today the toddler is 22 months. I know I say every time she can’t get cuter than his, but she does! We are really enjoying the little person she is becoming.

The vocabulary is coming along very well. I was worried at one stage, but she says a lot more than we are able to understand. She stands in front of us and give us a whole blast of words! We hear babble, but sometimes we catch a recognisable word. The head nods very seriously while she tells her whole “story”! (CUTE!)

Some more 22 month things:

  • She loves drawing. She insists that we sit with her and draw with her.
  • She has a fascination with “goggas” (insects). She wants to look at them, but not yet touch.
  • We get feedback from the school that she hits and bites some of her class mates. I feel terrible about it! We try to talk to her. I do hope that it is a passing phase...
  • When I leave her at day care in the mornings, she’s got a new thing. She does not want to kiss me, but immediately turns her head when I put her in the arms of a teacher. Then she looks out of the window until I pass on the outside and she waves to me. She smiles and she waves... That helps me a lot during my working day...

She was sick again from the weekend. Nose and ears and eyes! Nothing new! I had her at the doctor today, and now we are throwing drops in all of the “openings”. Not a favourite thing for the toddler! The doctor says that Johannesburg is the worst place for children with regards the pollution. That’s why we struggle so much with the allergies. The fact that it does not rain, makes it even worse...

What happened with you a year ago?


  1. Awwww how adorable. It is amazing how time flies isnt it. Thanks so much for joining the hop today. I am following you.
    Tiffany @ Wyatt Family Farm

  2. Love the photos, my how she's grown, and what a cutie! Don't worry too much about the biting and hitting, I worked in a preschool and if you are consistent and tell her it's not ok it will pass.
    By the way, I LOVE your breastfeed in public badge! : )
    New follower, hope you can stop by my blog. Thanks!

  3. They get big much to quickly. I see with my grandchildren that are in daycare...they catch every bug that goes around...not easy.

  4. That is so cute!!! J repeats just the words he knows....I know one day he will be babbling tooo and I'll be like what???? He's 19 he'll be there soon. I also look back and go wow no hair! LOL!!

    Thanks for joining in this morning!!

    Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

  5. What a FUN age! And mcdonald's rocks!!

    Your blog is SO cute!
    Excited to follow all your adventures now, swinging by from the blog hop.

    The Survival Mama

  6. Kids her age all hit and bite because they are frustrated not being able to communicate properly. I do think you need to talk about it with her and explain to her that hitting and biting is not good, but I think when my kids turned around 2 1/2 that stopped because they had the vocabulary to express their frustration! Daycare, is unfortunately a bad thing at this stage because they all bite one another so it's a vicious cycle! The other stage I found to be bad at daycare is potty training. The hygiene is just not what I expected, so I moved my kids to another school! Good luck!


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