Writer’s Workshop: Even Back Then
Being 2.5yrs old is certainly a nice age to be at. It’s an age where you gain your independence and the world and am not afraid to meet up to challenges that you may face. Everyday is a fun learning experience and you get to play the whole day. You are older now but still able to be regarded as a baby.
Help is readily rendered to you whenever you need help dressing up, being fed or face any obstacles. Little things in life either fascinate or annoy you. You do not hide your emotions but display them clearly on your face. You can be bubbly and happy one moment and change into a screaming terror the next when you feel that the world is caving onto you as you didn’t get the last sweet from the box. Lucky the trying moments with Tiger girl do not last that long and she is able to compose herself after the outburst and back to her happy and sweet self.
Tiger girl is at the stage where she is very keen to do everything her own self and questions your reasoning/explanations. It is good that she is learning how to analyze the different situations which she is in and also weigh in on the options that are presented to her.
I guess that it is a rite of passage that all toddlers go through. I once was like how Tiger girl is behaving at the moment. I don’t really have any recollection of how it was being 2.5 years old. All that I have with me are the photographs which my mom took of me and my sister when we were on vacations back then.
I would certainly been friends with myself back then. I think it would have been great fun to have an interactive living doll to accompany me.
How were you like at your youngest child’s age?
Would you have been friends with yourself?
June 20, 2013 @ 11:50 am
My parents said I like to do Hawaiian hula dance at that age….I can’t recall and I don’t see myself as a dancer. I guess I was just gutsy at that age lol!
June 20, 2013 @ 4:09 pm
I was a friend to myself at a young age. I did not have doting parents and learned to entertain myself. It was great training for life.
June 20, 2013 @ 4:35 pm
I have a little girl too, and, though she drives me crazy she’s also hilarious! I think I was pretty similar character wise, and I know (from pictures) I was identical physically. I think we would be friends… but we’d also fight a lot!
June 20, 2013 @ 5:53 pm
I don’t remember a lot about being 2.3, that is more than 64 years ago. I do recall my life vividly from about three years and those memories assist me to write life though the eyes of children as well as adults in my novels. It is wonderful recalling childhood experiences.
June 20, 2013 @ 6:10 pm
You have a smart little girl, Dominique! As for me, my folks told me that I was really shy and quiet when I was little. So probably not as curious and out-going as Tiger Girl. 🙂
June 20, 2013 @ 6:32 pm
My mom swore my girls were like me when I was 2 or 3…What I probably must have not been was performing infront of people. My girls love to sing for guests but I would be scared stiff!
June 20, 2013 @ 8:45 pm
hi! bloghopped here from bc bloggers’ comment exchange link. you have such a pretty daughter and it’s nice that she has such a sweet disposition that outbursts don’t last that long. i grew up with my grandparents so as a child i was very sheltered. but i think i’d be friends with myself if given the chance to go back into the past.
June 20, 2013 @ 9:05 pm
She is adorable! My grandson will be four next month so I can say enjoy that 2.5 all that you can while they still have some of their baby fat and ways…time goes fast ( though it goes very slowly when they are having a tantrum, yes : )
Rocky Mountain Woman
June 20, 2013 @ 10:48 pm
I was no where as smart as my son is when I was in my thirties…
June 20, 2013 @ 11:39 pm
Such a great reminder and perspective of what our toddlers are like and why at this stage. I have a three year old boy and a nineteen month old boy so I hear you loud and clear!
(stopping by from Mama Kat’s)
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June 23, 2013 @ 4:48 am
Sweet post it really got me thinking. I spent a lot of time alone as a child. I had to learn to entertain myself and I loved reading. Yes I would have been a friend. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo
June 24, 2013 @ 8:20 pm
My youngest is five. I was shy, but not meek. I stood up for myself and often got into trouble. I like who I was, and yes I would definitely be a friend.
Your photo is very nice…it is a great capture. Thanks for linking up and have a wonderful weekend.
June 28, 2013 @ 9:21 am
This is such a wonderful post.
Your daughter is a lucky girl to have such a wonderful Momma.
I enjoy how you embrace motherhood to the fullest.
I don’t know what I was like as a little girl, but my parents tell me I was quite annoying.
Thanks for an excellent link to the letter “E”.