This is far and away Abby’s favourite book at the moment.
“Poddy, mum?” she asks. I oblige. Not only do I want to encourage reading, but I want an excuse to pile everyone on my lap so I can sniff their heads and kiss their cheeks while I read them a story. Anytime. As many times a day as I can.
Just as I was starting to tire of of poor old Noddy’s daily routine, Abby started taking over.
“Up, Poddy, em en ne seben, en eh up!”
“Mmm sebem, eh ah bed, eh ah floor.”
“Bath, Poddy, seben, eh teef, eh an un eh coves.”
Poddy then goes on to have a “sammitch”, go to “day care” and drive a cat around all day. She can’t be reading the words, but she knows what they say and in what order they go. She fascinates me every day with what she learns. She just turned two yesterday and I am frantically recording all the cute things she does so I never forget how adorable two can really be.
Then we go through and I ask her who and what each of these pictures are.
When she picks up the book later in the day, she sits on her little couch and I can hear her saying “issat? boat. issat? moon. issat? effunt”. She points with her chubby finger and dimpled fist and I die a thousand deaths.