"Me and my shadow, We're closer than pages that stick in a book, We're closer than ripples that play in a brook, Strolling down the avenue, Wherever you find him, you'll find me, just look, Closer than a miser or the bloodhound's to Liza, Me and my shadow"
Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr
Zoë always likes to be where the action is and will always follow you around. It makes me laugh when I do the hovering because as soon as you get the hoover out, off she goes to get her old baby walker and then she follows you around pushing the walker back and forth.
This morning she was definitely my shadow. We were just getting ready to leave the flat and I said to her to hold Mummy’s hand. But no, she has to be so independent and has to do everything herself. She wouldn't hold my hand saying "No Zoe do it" as she was backing into the landing. I have learned, with some things. that it is easier to give into her, rather her throw a strop and then be in a foul mood. So I went down first and was opening the front door and I just heard this thud thud and when I looked round she was at the bottom of the stairs upside down. I think she had fallen down about 8 – 9 stairs.
I quickly picked her up and cuddled her in. I think she frightened herself more than anything else and she was crying for Daddy, who had already left for work. Luckily our stairs have a really soft carpet on them and so she was ok and just had a bit of a carpet burn on her nose.
I have just checked with nursery and they say she is fine. She has been playing all morning and is happy. She just has a sore red nose.
She walks down the stairs by herself quite well so I wasn’t overly worried about letting her come down by herself – I sat at work this morning feeling really guilty!!!
You can just see her sore on her nose.