Letter to my 3 y.o Girl

My Dear Girl,

You turn 3 a few days weeks ago! Firstly, Mummy has to apologize for not charting your development progress as frequently as I ought to. Sorry, my girl. But Mummy is really happy with your progress this year. Come let’s do a small recap shall we?

The day you turn 3! We had a field trip on that day.
The day you turn 3! We had a field trip on that day.

You went to school when you were 25 months and has been enjoying yourself at school since then. Mummy is very proud of you that you adapted well and has make some good friends in school. We can often hear you sing new songs you have learn from your teachers. And when there is something “special” that happened that day, you will always share with us. Like you just told me how you and K fell while trying to get off the stage. Yup, in a few weeks time you will be performing on stage for the first time. Mummy and Daddy is looking forward to your performance.

You also started enrichment lessons with GorGor at Berries since the beginning of the year. Both the teachers and I noticed that your Chinese language has improved over the months and you are now a willing participant in class! Good job my little girl. Mummy is happy that you are willing to speak Chinese now, although you have a very “cute” accent and sometimes slang. But it’s a big step we should celebrate!

We haven’t seen much of a change your character. You are still assertive of what you want. Mummy and Daddy is still trying to find ways to help you channel your assertiveness. We also notice that you are a very observant child. You tend to learn through observing others, especially your GorGor or other adults. And in an unfamiliar environment, you will tend to observe first before taking the first step to participate. This is not a bad thing, it shows that you are a cautious child.

On days, you can be so smiley and lovely. But there are days where you want to be heard and understand.
On days, you can be so smiley and lovely. But there are days where you want to be heard and understand.

You still enjoy singing, dancing and acting. Very often you will act out what you seen on TV. Your favourite “act” now is the part where Elsa from frozen sings “Let it Go”. You also enjoy mimicking “Igle Pigle” from “The Night Garden” and Peppa from “Peppa Pig”.

Your favourite author is still Lucy Cousin for now. You like her Maisy books most but also enjoys other books from her, e.g. Zaza’s Baby Brother. Mummy is happy that you enjoy reading more now. In the past you will just walk away when Mummy starts reading. But now, you will actually be happy to bring a book to school to share or requesting Mummy to read to you! Mummy hope your reading habits will bring you a long way.

You don’t like it when others call you a small girl. You were very happy the day when we announce you are tall enough to go into IKEA playground. It was like “coronation day” for you. And you use that as a benchmark to say that you are a big girl now!

Indeed, you are a big girl. Cause recently you just got yourself potty trained in the morning. This is a great achievement as Mummy didn’t really train you, but you learn them all by yourself! Your last hurdle was “poo poo”, where you simply refuse to sit on the potty or toilet bowl. However, we have overcome that too. So now you are potty trained in the day! Hip Hip Hurray!

This is your celebration in school. Frozen theme. Sometimes you act more like a 姊姊 than your bro...
This is your celebration in school. Frozen theme. Sometimes you act more like a 姊姊 than your bro…

But my big girl, you have to learn to give up your thumb sucking at night or before nap. Only babies need soothers you know. The day you give up your thumb sucking, you are indeed a big girl already. You still enjoy your milk a lot and even requested for milk feeds in the middle of the night. Not sure if it is because you always choose to eat very little dinner and hence you get hungry in the middle of the night. But I must say, this 2 weeks you have only woke up once to ask for milk and Mummy is keeping her finger cross that you will soon drop this milk feed.

Talking about food, you are a junkie girl like Mummy (whoops). You love junk food and has very little interest in rice. You can eat the meat, veg, fishes but don’t like to finish your rice. You are better with noodles and porridge. When it comes to junk food you absolutely love. Even if the junk food is a little spicy, you can still take it well. But my love, junk food is not good for you. And Mummy will be reducing the stock at home for all our sake, ok?

Wow, that’s an exciting year isn’t it? Not every year will be like this, but isn’t it good that we had one before? In the upcoming year, you will be progressing to Nursery, where you are expected to learn your alphabets and do writing. Mummy hope you will continue to find fun in learning even as things get a little deskbound. Mummy wish to work with you and GorGor to make learning as interesting as possible, but do give Mummy time, ok?
Mummy wishes good health in your coming year. And hope that you can stay your cheerful self throughout your life.

Mummy wishes you all the best in the upcoming year!
Mummy wishes you all the best in the upcoming year!

Love,
Mummy

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