Tomorrow you turn two years old and I can’t believe that you’re a fully fledged toddler and no longer my little baby anymore!
Last year, your first birthday hit me hard, although I didn’t realise this until you’reamazing friends and family were all singing “Happy Birthday” to you and I burst into tears! Lets hope this doesn’t happen every year or you’ll be giving me an award for the most embarrassing mum ever!
I feel like my life has been put on fast forward in the past two years and it seems like only two minutes ago since you made your way into the world (with a little help from me!). In the months following your birth, I found myself looking forward to you smiling, eating, crawling, walking, speaking and now, you do all of those things and more! I wish that I could go back and cherish those baby moments when you slept on my chest instead of sitting their worrying that I would cause you to have bad sleeping habits by letting you sleep on me. (You didn’t)
You’re turning into a bright, cheeky, hilarious, kind and happy little boy and me and your Daddy couldn’t be more proud. Everyone tells us how intelligent you are (I don’t know where you got that from)! You speak incredibly well for a two year old, which I can only assume comes from having two chatterboxes as parents, and I’m amazed every day by words you use/repeat and sentences you are able to put together. Your manners are lovely saying “Bless you Mummy” when I sneeze and “Yes please!” when I asked you if you want something. You usually remember to say “Ta” and if you don’t, you will when prompted. I just hope those beautiful manners continue into older years, especially when you become a grumpy teenager!
You are so lucky to have lots of lovely friends who you love to play with, and the group oftots is growing month by month! Every playdate features the start of World War 3 over one toy or another but then there are other times when you will kindly hand over a toy without any encouragement. Those moments make me very proud of you…I just wish you’d do it more! Ha ha! You are kind and loving to the new babies in our group and it makes me feel happy that you’ll be an excellent big brother…just not quite yet!
You are fiercely independent (like your Daddy), insisting on clim
bing in the car yourself, wanting to fill your juice cup yourself, cleaning your own teeth, and exclaiming “I do it!” several times a day. You are adventurous and fearless (also like your Daddy), climbing over and under anything possible and launching yourself off the sofa arm (which I repeatedly tell you not to do). Comfort, for you, is found in your taggie blanket and your dummy and you’ll drift off into your own little world. As much as you love your taggie, it’s becoming clear that pretty much any tag will do – even the bath mat one! This side of you definitely comes from me, who had (*ahem*, has) a comforter for many years.
As much as I would like to say that you are the most well behaved little boy to ever grace the planet, I can’t. Although Janma thinks you are and in two years you’ve managed to successfully wrap her around your little finger because she loves you soo much! Over the last few months, it is clear that you are hitting the ‘Terrible Twos’ as tantrums and naughtiness are becoming quite frequent, especially if anyone dares to lift you into your car seat (I said you were independent)! Most recently the whole of Matalan were subjected to your biggest, and most public, melt down to date and I had to resort to singing “Hush Little Baby” in your ear to keep you calm – a song I sang to you as a baby and has an immediate calming effect. As does food or your dummy however I have forgotten both – schoolgirl error!Despite the tantrums and running around in your nappy refusing to get dressed, we know we are VERY lucky to have you as our son. You are a little gem and Mummy and Daddy love you very much and are so proud of you.
Have a wonderful 2nd birthday, birthday buddy! xxxx