You are going to be two years old on Sunday. Never mind the fact that you have looked like a two year old for the past six months.
You have all of the passion and strength of a two year old already. You are constantly exploring your world, and finding dangerous things, which as your mother I am obligated to remove from your hands. This often ends in a fists-clenched, floor kicking scream fest. I don’t blame you. I do not like when new and exciting things get yanked from my grasp either.
You don’t look out the window at trucks as often. You do love your toy trucks. Especially if you can hook one vehicle on to another. Awesome. Another trick you do is to fill up the back of your dump trucks and spill them on to the floor, or balance other cars and trucks onto the back of a larger truck. After a recent weekend trip to the beach, you have widened your horizon to include boats and planes. While we are in the car you still gladly point out each truck, taxi, bus, and sometimes even car that passes us. If you happen to spot a river or ocean out the window, you scream “WWWWAAAAAAAADAAAAAH.” It sounds a little unsober. I love it.
Everything your older brother does or says, you do and say. Sometimes I can’t handle the cute. If Cakie strikes up a conversation with one of our neighbors on the elevator, you will just start talking as well. Never mind that you aren’t saying words we recognize. You are learning from your brother how to be a friendly, social person.
You are a junk food junkie. It is not my fault. (Entirely.) You just love meat. So when I cook dinner and serve you the meat and vegetables, you eat the meat. That is all. But I keep serving the vegetables. I do and I will. You love pizza and hot dogs. But I get the pricey organic ones from the coop. The pizza is just a bi-product of having two working moms. We indulge once a week. You have had some good broccoli moments, which I’m hoping will bloom into a full-on love affair with broccoli, much like the one your brother is having. (You like to do everything he does, remember?)
Another wonderful development (wait for it….) You drink your milk from a cup!!!! Yay! One day you demanded milk and pointed to a sippy. So I filled the sippy and you drank it. Mama suggested giving the bottles away, which I plan to do. We’ve had a little resistance in the morning, but you are giving in. And growing up. Thank you for making the bottle-weaning business not-so-hard for Mommy. Mommy is very very grateful.
Your movement-prodigy skills continue to amaze us. Now, not only do you ride a scooter, you do tricks on it. You can ride while lifting one leg behind you in an arabesque. You can ride leaning all the way back on your standing leg, while stretching your other leg behind you into what is essentially a split. You ride wiggling the handlebars quickly from side to side. I call it the weeble-wobble. And to stop the scooter, you put your foot down toe-top down on the ground and drag your leg elegantly behind you. It isn’t so great for your shoes, but it looks very fancy.
Thank you for everything, my boy. We think you are the bee’s knees.