Tabitha is growing up so fast. When I look back on old videos of her, I barely recognise her. To spend time with her is becoming more and more like spending time with a peer, with the odd exception. It's definitely my favourite part of parenting so far.
That being said, this evening she did something so adorably childlike that I had to make a note of it somewhere that has some persistence so that I can one day revisit it or be reminded of it.
After dinner this evening, Tabitha wanted a little extra, and there were some leftovers. Charlotte asked her to bring a bit of tissue from the table and throw it in the bin. On her way to the bin, Charlotte swapped the tissue for the leftovers, and Tabitha carried on, on autopilot, and threw her food in the bin.
She turned around slowly to us and said "I've just done something really silly. I threw my food in the bin" and was very upset about it. After a lot of giggling (this is exactly the sort of thing Charlotte and I do on a regular basis), and consolation, Tabitha was fine and we were all having a laugh about it.
It was so sweet and sad the way she realised what she'd done, I want to replay that moment again and again.