They can’t be turning 2 right? I guess I’m in denial. And a little (ok a lot) sad. I’m not ready! I know I said it last year when it was almost time for them to turn 1. But I’m really serious for real this time! I’m so not ready! They’re still babies! I mean, I still check to make sure they’re all breathing every night before I go to bed! (Even if Brian has just checked on them I still have to check too!)
2 means they really aren’t babies anymore
2 means they are going to develop attitudes and have their own opinions that may or may not be the same as mine (this may have already happened).
2 means tantrums, meltdowns, tears. And that’s just from them! What about me?! And Brian?!
They stop half way to look out the front door.
And James stops on the stairs and sits down, says cheese, then says no when I get my camera out to take his picture. I have lots of pictures like this:
They play with toys and blocks and trucks. They knock things over too. Just like all little boys do I guess.
They use spoons and forks. James must always have a fork (he doesn’t quite say it right. The r is silent so I’m sure you can imagine what it sounds like). They also help clean up. Sometimes. Other times they dump the toys OUT and get in the basket. Mason is the worst about this. He’s also the best at cleaning up so maybe it evens out.
They give hugs and blow kisses. They say and wave bye bye. They love Addison and say her name now. They jump in their beds. Logan LOVES jumping in the bed. They love to close doors. And they can spot a security breach a mile away. Especially when it’s the pantry. These kids love to eat! They also love Addison’s room. She really needs to keep her door locked! She has lots of fun things in her room!
And they get so excited when they see us it melts my heart. James gathers up his blankets every morning and waits to be picked up. 🙂
They love books. And they’re starting to learn the words to some of their favorites. I asked Mason to smile the other day. He moo’d instead. Ha!
They’re also starting to talk. They babble nonstop and they always have (yes even Logan just not around strangers). But now they’re starting to say words. Real actual words. Their favorite word at the moment is no. The answer to everything is no. From all 3!! “Can I have a hug?” “No!” “What’s your name?” “No!” James has answered with “yes” once. That’s it. 1 yes among 1 million “nos”!
And of course they are little boys so if one of them has something or gets to do something, they all want to have it or do it. So sometimes they get on each other’s nerves. And sometimes they all cram into one chair.
They look like such big boys sitting in the big boy chairs! Maybe I can do this. But I’m not ready. Logan’s classic look as demonstrated in this picture explains my feelings on the boys turning 2.
I guess I have no choice but to let them turn 2. So I’ve been working on teaching them that they’ll be 2. So far when I ask how old they are James says 8 and Mason and Logan just stare at me, like are you speaking English mom? Maybe someday they’ll cooperate. For now it’s a good thing they’re cute.