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You will grow up

Oh my little girl, oh oh little girl Oh little girl, my little darling You’re gonna go to school when you grow up
You’re gonna carry a cute little bag You’re gonna dress like a little princess Oh you’re gonna look beautiful
Oh my little girl Don’t you hurry to grow up now You’ll grow up and you can’t stop
You will go to school for sure And that will be before long Now my little girl, you will grow up for sure
Yes, you’re gonna dress like a princess Cuz you’re my little princess And you’ll go to school feeling great.

Note* This is a song I had to sing extempore to my daughter as a lullaby because she was so sleepy yet she couldn’t fall asleep. She ran around excitedly (the way children do when they are sleepy) and I was scared that she will not be able to sleep until she got hurt and cried. So, I had to come up with an idea to calm her down. We turned off the light, and opened the curtain. Then we looked outside from the window, watching the people walking up and down, cars passing by, and little chi…

Abi's Best Friend

My daughter who is 2 years and five months old is very fond of her grandmother. As soon as she wakes up, she runs to the other room looking for her. The other night, when I was breastfeeding her and putting her to sleep, I asked, ‘Are you mummy’s best friend?’ She answered, ‘No, Abi best friend’. I had a very hearty laugh, to which she gave a confused smile. I laughed not because I found it funny. I like the fact that they love each other like mother and child. And I think that they are born in the same family for a reason.
I sometime wonder what they do all day while I am at the office. It is surprising that she doesn’t show any signs of irritation until late evening, despite the failure to sleep during the day. She still needs a sleep in the afternoon, which she usually fails to get. From my experience, she starts getting irritated after 2 p.m. I sometime carry her on my back and make her sleep. But the willingness to be carried depends so much on her mood too. Anyway, my point is t…