Cue horror film (or Jaws) music..
Captain A is growing up so quick. It’s crazy to think that he’s almost 2. Toddlerville so far has been the hardest stage- I know, I know, wait until he’s 16.. but seriously. He is in and out of EVERYTHING. He loves to try and take nose dives off the couch because he is not afraid of ANYTHING. He smacks me like he’s a soap opera diva on a pretty regular basis and says NO and MINE thousands of times a day. He used to get so happy to see me at the end of the day when I pick him up from daycare, but that stopped last week. He sees me, smiles and then runs away and says no. I think he wants me to leave him there (tear).
This time of his life is terrifying for me, it’s so hard to communicate with him, and he gets so frustrated because he can’t communicate. He stomps his little feet and fists and screams. Man there are days that I wish I could get away with that – I think it would make me feel so much better. He won’t eat dinner, all of the sudden, and loves loves loves to throw his food. By the time I put him to bed, I am so worn out (and hungry) that I just want to go to bed… but as any working parent knows – that is not possible. There is laundry to be done, dishes to be done, dogs to pay attention to, floors to swiffer.. so much to do.
But then, there’s the times when I hand him his milk, and he says, tinktao.. that means thank you.. and it makes me smile, because I taught him that. Or today, when I left him at daycare – he ran over and kissed me good bye – that warmed my heart a bit. He got up, made a kissy face and ran from the back wall to where I was with his little lips puckered.. seriously the cutest. I have to remember these times, the times when he is sweet and cute, when he dances to P!nk or Lady Gaga or anything that sounds like rap music – cutest.. these are the times I should dwell on, not the tantrums and the tears – but man, it’s so hard.
Daycare lady told me his favorite book was Brown Bear by Eric Carle, and considering how I am so sick of all of the books at our house – I think I will invest in some Eric Carle books. He loves to read. If you have kiddos, and have an ipad – they have turned “The Monster at the End of this Book” into an interactive book, it really this the cutest thing to watch them get so excited about the talking Grover.
Here are some typical Captain A photos. Notice the first one is him coming out of the pantry!
In other fun news, I get to work at a the Kyle Barker Memorial golf tournament this weekend. Hubs the great is playing in it – and I am working the mulligan table with a good friend. I am super excited. The Captain will be with a babysitter and then with his Nonnie, whom he loves to dance with,
stills needs a sign off…