What will She Be? - Magic Moments
Looking at TC from an early age I wondered what she might be, tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, probably not. She is a little tinker, words echoing in my head from my own mother's mouth, something she called me many times, I was the proverbial, cheeky, naughty child.
At 2 years 11 months I can see her personality developing daily, she is showing signs of loving animals and is fascinated by bugs, those in the garden, not on the computer. But yes, the computer, tablet and mobile phone, all competent, the way she flicks her little finger across the screen to get to the next page makes me smile, using apps that widen her knowledge base. I think of myself at her age and it was a much different time technologically, there was no way of sending an instant message, we had to wait for letters to arrive, now everything is done in a flash and the world moves faster!
So, what will she be.....
She loves animals, especially doo-ies her first word for our dog .... a vet?
She loves a good scream (who doesn't) and her pitch is so high I fear for my crystal glass collection ..... an opera singer?
She loves bugs, except for flies, those she runs from, I have video'd this and we will laugh at this one day ..... a entomologist?
She is enamoured by butterflies and runs around the garden after them and when they land on a flower she just gazes at them in wonderment .... a lepidopterist?
She adores the birds in our garden, we have everything from seagulls to ravens to wood pigeons to sparrows, tits, robins and wrens. Every morning a seagull visits us by the kitchen window and she greets him with a wave and a "hello birdie" .... an ornithologist?
She is fascinated by my every body part! This came in useful when potty training (Mr J was relieved, no pun intended, that she was a girl, it was my turn to regale a child with the wonders of the toilet!). But apart from her fixation of my boobies as she calls them, which is quite natural as she breastfed for months and now she just pokes them affectionately or lays her head on my cushions, she loved learning about the parts of the body from very early on and now knows where most things are ..... a nurse, a doctor, a surgeon!?
She crawled and walked late, but once she got it there was no stopping her, she runs everywhere or pedals furiously on anything with wheels .... an Olympic athlete or cyclist?
She loves music, the way she strums her toy guitar, bangs on her drums (her daddy was a drummer) and blows furiously down her toy flute ..... a musician?
She loves dancing, when the music comes on she is up on her feet and boogying or headbanging stomping as we call it here ..... a dancer??
She has a knack for technology, her daddy is "in the systems and software designing biz", give her something and she will work it out, a child of the times .... IT anyone?
She is very fond of mixing it up in the kitchen and some of it is even edible ..... a baker, chef, restauranteur?
She loves her books and her paints, crayons, markers and Aquadoodle. We spend hours drawing and reading, she has a long way to go to rival my book collection but she is definitely on her way .... a writer, author or artist?
What will she be .... who knows, as they grow their interests wax and wane. Whatever it is, I will encourage her and be there at her side, it will be an interesting ride.
Linking up with Jaimie at The Oliver's Madhouse Magic Moments this week.