Yesterday was your birthday and you are now a two year old. A year ago you were cruising around, yet to let go of the furniture and walk solo. You were a bit timid about crawling and walking, but you’ve gotten over that and run headlong at whatever life throws your way. You have definite opinions about everything in life that you tell us at great length. I can’t understand you verbally most of the time, but you always find a way to make yourself understood.
It seems incredible to me that just three years ago you were not a thing. You didn’t exist. It’s so hard to remember what I did with myself before you were here because you fill my life in places where I didn’t know there was room. I can’t imagine a time before early morning cuddles or tickle ducks or that hearing someone call me mummy would bring me so much joy even when it’s for the two hundredth time today.
You see I might complain and joke but I never dared let myself dream that I could be called mummy. We were told not to hope. And then you came. You are the joy of my life and my favourite person in the world.
You have so many cute, quirky things about you as a two year old, like every morning that you go to daycare, you have to get an apple from the crisper and take it with you. Before the comfort apple became a thing, you used to sob when Mummy left you. Now I’m lucky to get a wave goodbye. There are so many things that I want to remember forever, so here are my favourites.
Bear’s Favourite Things
Favourite Word: Truck – except you replace the TR with an F and yell it excitedly at the top of your lungs…..so that’s fun. I alternate between stifling giggles and being super embarrassed depending on where you do it.
Favourite Food: BBQ sauce. On everything. Even cake and muffins.
Favourite Toy: a set of Russian dolls that are all named Bubby. Today you asked me to put Bubby in Bubby and put them both next to Bubby. You couldn’t understand why I fell over laughing.
Favourite Animal: Sharks. Which is what you call any creature that is underwater at the time you saw it. A trip to Underwater World on the weekend yielded the word SHAAAARK being said more times than in Jaws.
Favourite Game: Spider monkey-ing into the drivers chair as soon as Mummy undoes the car seat. And then going to the front passenger seat just when she gets to the door. And so on and so forth, giggling hysterically until she finally reaches you.
Does your child have some quirky things about them that you want to remember forever too?