Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Two, my love. And wuv, two wuv, will fowow you foweva...
You are two and you are in charge, and boy howdy, are you TWO!
I feel like every morning you wake up saying new things. Your latest ones are: "I want to taste it." "I no like it." "Sorry, Jordan. I no mean it."
You have such strong opinions and wants, and you cannot yet voice them all, but you can SHRIEK! Basically, you do a great job of making yourself understood. Lately you've become obsessed with lip balm. "Lips, Mommy. Lips! LIPS!"
Apparently we have your little friend Colette, or rather her mother, to thank for this one. It's not that I mind sharing lip balm; it's that you spread it all over your face and then start eating it.
I always put it on while making dinner or when I need to get something done, so sadly, I've still not seen it all the way through.
One of these days I'm going to watch it start to finish when everyone is asleep.
Here you are using the potty (which you've expressed extreme interest in - hello, kid #2!) and riveted by those fractals.
You are a terrific eater, but so was Jordan, so I fear the days of spaghetti are coming. Right now you love mozzarella and tomatoes drizzled with olive oil, and you love tabouleh. You're a big meat eater as well.
Sleep has gotten better, thank goodness. You're still not the sleeper your brother has always been. Nana says that in fact, you are just like me as a kid. And Pat, who has known me my whole life, says seeing you in action is poetic justice.
You sometimes make me very tired and you can drive me crazy and you are an absolute beam of pure joy. All swirled together like a rainbow with sprinkles on top and wrapped in puppy kisses.
I tell you and your brother a story in the dark every night before bed. You and your friends are the main characters, but often you're mad about the lead-up to bed, and refuse to be in the story. Until it gets good, like they're eating ice cream or riding on a train or something, and then you say, "India! India!"
It's hard to believe that we only met you two years ago Saturday. It feels like you've been here forever, and I can't imagine my life without you.
I love you like sunshine.