A few weeks ago I wrote about the small stuff, all the little things that make me happy. Not the big huge things but simple, barely noticeable parts of life that make me do a happy sigh. So I’ve been watching Francesca closely this week to see what makes her ‘tick’, and I thought it might be nice to write her ‘Small Stuff’ down. All the moments that make her giggle, smile and generally seem content. Obviously she can’t tell me what she’s thinking so I’m going on physical reaction, I like to think I know her pretty well…
Francesca likes getting into Mummy and Daddy’s bed in the morning, espically when Daddy is still asleep – that way she can wake him up by kicking him in the face. She likes hiding under the covers while we look for her and she really likes it when you shout “There she is!”.
Francesca likes getting out her bag of small soft toys, she likes to tap the bigger ones on the back while saying ‘ahhh’ – it’s like she’s soothing them like we do with her. The little ones get to be hugged and kissed, or lined up to watch an episode of 3rd and Bird.
Francesca likes using Bobby’s tail as a a telephone, chasing him into the garden and stroking his ears. She also like sitting on him and pulling his whiskers. Bobby doesn’t like this.
Francesca likes to type on Mummy’s laptop, she likes typing very hard – in fact once she was typing so vigourously that Mummy lost the ‘D’ key! She likes to point at pictures of her friends and family on the screen, and she loves to see herself on the webcam – waving Hello!
Francesca likes going in Nana and Morfar’s hot tub, she likes the bit she can stand up in and thinks it’s very funny when you push the jets up so they come out of the water like a fountain. Francesca likes laying on her tummy in the water and kicking her legs really hard.
Francesca likes Tangled, Big Barn Farm, 3rd & Bird and Mr Moon. She likes dancing to ‘We Found Love’ by Rihanna and ‘I’m Your Man’ by George Michael. She has an eclectic taste in music ;)
Francesca likes brushing her teeth and her hair, usually using her toothbrush for her hair and her hairbrush for her teeth – sanitary. She really likes it when you have a bath with her, mainly so she can use your legs to line up her toys. Frankie’s favourite bathtime game is throwing everything out of the bath, including half the water.
Francesca likes going on Daddy’s shoulders and waving royally at anyone who passes by. Actually Francesca likes waving in general.
And bizarrely the thing Francesca likes the most is Mummy’s singing and Daddy’s dancing… which, I must add, are both terrible!