We have now been in our house for 4 months and it doesn’t feel like it. It’s such a nice house and it feels so homy that we could have been here for ever. I don’t even remember living in our flat in Greece, although I have lately found myself wishing and hoping we could have a nicer weather. Little D doesn’t seem to care though. Even when it’s raining he will still kick up a fuss to go out in the garden and play with his big cars. He gets really excited and has now worked out how to unlock the door with the key (must remember to never leave them around).
So this is what tiny D has been up to lately:
He is into Thomas the tank engine and James and Percy (not τουχρόνου, περσυ! I have been diying to tell this joke to someone! If it made you smile, you ll be my friend forever!). We have the book, the series, the socks, the tshirts, the door hanger, the lot! Ok, it was mainly part of the Xmas presents.
He has started singing along with the tele. Mr D says he has taken the complete out of tune voice of my side of the family. I just hope he loves singing along like me, so we can have hours of fun of tuneless singing together!
He has FINALLY gone into a reasonable bed time routine…. There has been some long nights…and then some even worst… and then some allnighters of him screaming…but I think we have cracked it now (or should I say for now).
Ever since we’ve been in London I have been lucky enough to be running a couple of small jobs which means that tiny D has been to a couple of meetings with me, and an exhibition at the Excel center. Was he always behaving? Ofcourse not! He’s not an idiot! He knows he can have fun whenever he wants to! But it has brought a new perspective into my job, mainly because I saw a client side that I wasn’t expecting. I suppose you forget they have kids too when you talk business. Would I love to make this into a habit? Heck no! It’s been the most stressfull thing I have done yet! But hopefully come September tiny D will be into nursery so I won’t have to drag him with me.
He loves ALL means of transport! We could be in travelling for hours! and this being London, sometimes you do end up traveling a lot. He absolutely loves it! Watching cars, taxis, trains, buses anything with a light on top (ambulance, police car even the rubbish van) he absolutely adores stairing at! All of a suddent he will pretend he is stirring the wheel. It’s like an urge that he can’t control! He makes us laugh a lot!
He speaks a lot more English. He went through a more quiet phase and I was a little worried. The past few days he just blabs away mainly in English! Having said that I can tell he remembers Greek because when I speak to him (only in Greek) he understands. He mixes it up a lot. He will say “red car ειναι” and “εγώ food” “mine είναι”. I actually never liked it when people do that. And bizarely enough, there are a lot of people doing it in Greece for no reason. I will try and get him to speak properly at a different age. Right now all I can ask is for him to express himself in one way or another.
He takes his tray and runs into the loving room, sits down and waits for his lunch.
He uses the expression “oh, no! too big” for everything he can’t reach/do/thinks it’s dangerous.
He does a lot of jumping up and down which I LOVE !!!! (and do with him for hours!)
He says “bye bye γιαγιά, bye bye παππού” and switches off the laptop when he’s had enough of Skyping!
He has started drawing and painting and loves his art class!
He used to say “goodnight mummy” and to give me a hug and a slorpy kiss on the mouth. Now he only gives me a hug (too cool for a kiss?! age 2 and 5 months?!)
He calls me mummy and Mr D μπαμπά which puzzled us for a while and then realized it’s cause I say to him “πήγαινε στο μπαμπά” and Mr D says to him “go to mummy”.
He plays hide and seek on the first floor with me and he is always the one seeking.
I could go on for ever here but I have tryied to keep to the ones I am afraid he will not be doing for too long so that I never forget them.
And so, it’s almost Spring and we just had Mr D’s bday and have celebrated it in less style than other years but certainly more love. And we made a pack with Mr D. When the time comes that we will be able too, we will be taking our birthdays off work to spend it together.
And now, whilst on the search for a daycare, more work from home, and planning our srping/summer and are trying to make new friends in the area, we are happy. Yes, here in the grey rainny London. Who would have thought it!