Toddlers Favourite Things

Mister and Missy will be 2 and a half next month! I have been mentally recording Mister and Missy’s cute toddlerisms and decided to share them with you all before they fade from my memory.

Like how Missy (and Mister) walk around the house wearing Mama’s “bacelet” (bracelet). Or how Missy asks to wear a “kip” (hair clip) in her hair, then removes them herself before wearing her hat. Then we have Mister arranging his little toy cars on the floor and ‘parking’ them against the wall. Or when both of them are in the car, they are quick to point out a tiny airplane in the sky (“Wook! Mama, airpane!”), or water, or “tucks” (trucks), or anything else that is equally exciting for 2 year olds.

So now here is a profile of my toddlers, and a few of their favourite things!

Name: Mister

Nickname: Ya Ya

Brother of: Ya Ya

Son of: Mama and Dada

Favourite snack: apple, cracka (crackers, anything crunchy), cheese

Favourite drink:  milkey

Favourite meal: meat baow (meatballs) and baow (peas)

Favourite toys: car, baki baow (basketball)

Favourite stuffed toy: bow wow (soft doggie from IKEA)

Favourite characters: Elmo, Mini Maow (Mickey Mouse), Choo Choo (Thomas the Train)

Favourite colours: blue and yellow?

Favourite songs: Wheels on the Bus, Wheels on the Car (homemade version), Aloo Mia (Urdu song about a Mr. Potato), Roly Poly

Favourite activities in daycare: playing with trains, cars, looking after baby, driving car outside

Favourite pastime: reading (“Mama, read book”), colouring, playing “peeki-boo” behind the curtains, running away from diaper changes and baths, and hiding in Dada’s closet


Name: Missy

Also Known As: Ya Ya

Sister of: Ya Ya

Daughter of: Mommee and Dada

Favourite snack: apple, apple sauce, cheese

Favourite meal: wice (rice), chicken

Favourite drink: “apple dhoos” (juice)

Favourite stuffed toy: Baby

Favourite toy: stroller for baby

Favourite characters: Elmo, Mini Maow (Mickey Mouse)

Favourite colours: pink and purple

Favourite songs: Wheels on the Bus, Wheels on the Car (homemade version), Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Roly Poly

Favourite activities in daycare: listening to story at circle time, looking after baby, going down the slide

Favourite pastime: reading, colouring, taking laundry out of the dryer, picking up food from the floor (“Eww, dirty now. Garbage”), feeding her twin brother with his own spoon

And for both, most common saying…. No Ya Ya Saow! (No, I do myself!) Try saying that to the beat of “Ganghem Style” and we have a potential next hit song!

About the author

Ambereen is mom to two cute twins Mister and Missy, now with a third baby on the way! She’s Canadian eh, and lives in Canada’s capital with her husband, Mr. Mama. Between travelling and a busy social life, she works full-time in the public sector in IT policy. She enjoys writing short stories interjected with subtle humour about life adventures, sharing recipes, and coming up with fun yet simple activities to do with the kids. After a short hiatus where life got in the way of writing, she is back blogging at 2Cute – Adventures in Twin Parenting. She is looking forward to sharing her experiences here about life with twins + 1. And yes, it’s only one this time!

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