From toddler to little boy all in one haircut

Elliot has recently become a big brother, and has suddenly seemed to have left toddlerhood behind. Add new shoes and a haircut to that and it's a proper little boy that now stands before us, not a toddler.

Pre-haircut, coffee in Cafe Nero (one of Elliot's fave hangouts!)

His speech has also developed even further. He's always been fairly good with conversation, picking up things easily and able to have proper conversations long before he could even walk.

Over the last couple of months I've been noting some little comments he's made, some funny, others really touching, and I wanted to capture these here.

Last year, around November time, when “discussing” whether it was time for bed or not – “but, Daddy, it's not bedtime, it's AUTUMN!”

In December he decided to tell my mum (Grandmum) that “you and mummy are my best friends” (note this privileged position is granted and taken away with shocking frequency, I think currently a Daddy is holding the mantle, although it could well be Grandad as he was so excited to see him today. We all live in hope that it's our turn soon!)

Last week at nursery, looking at one of his photos on the “inclusion board” (a photo of the four of us) – “look, it's my beautiful family”

Last month, having run around a supermarket for a while, Elliot slumps to the ground on his knees – “I can't go any more, I've run out of petrol!”

Post haircut, a little boy emerges:



All change…

Dear Elliot,

So this week sees you turn 3, move into a new bedroom and, hopefully if all goes well, become a big brother. That’s quite a lot to cope with (and that’s just me, so I’ve no idea how you’re going to cope with all the changes!)

I wanted to write a note to you while you are still my only child, to tell you how very special you are and how even though things will be changing over the coming weeks and months, you will always be my special boy, my first born, and quite simply the best thing that ever happened to us.

I hope being 3 will bring lots of fun and new experiences for you. You’re still liking nursery (mostly) and I think you’ll be moving up to the preschool room in the new year which you’re definitely ready for. You also still very much adore spending time with your grandparents every week – we think you are a very lucky little boy!

My biggest hope for the coming few weeks/months is that we all transition from being three to being four easily and without many trials. I know it’s going to be tough but I really do believe you’re going to be the best big brother ever!

You’re already able to list things you’re going to teach the baby- including how to miaow, names of all the engines in Thomas, and how to smile. You’ll be the very best teacher and I know you’ll be my little helper too. I promise to make lots of time for cuddles.

We are so proud of you and all you achievements to date. Next time I write there’ll be news of our new arrival. Not long to go…

Lots of love,
Mummy xx