Terrific Two’s

Ask any mother who has a 2+ year old and she’ll tell you how she’s pulling her hair out challenging it can be. Ofcourse, ofcourse we love our children and would do anything for them but the terrible, tantruming two’s as many refer to them can be tough!! But I much prefer to call them “terrific two’s” because quite honestly, S and kids his age amaze me…even when they go from giggling to tantruming in 15 seconds.

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While I definitely have a few more grey hairs in the last few months and some days I wish I was lying on a beach in Bali, all it takes is one cute thing and my little ball of energy is far more fun than any beach holiday.

Here are a few of my favourite things (at the moment):

*warning – mushy post alert!!*

The way he yawns in his sleep.

When he says “betch you” (bless you) every time someone sneezes.

The way he insists on pointing out and naming all the modes of transport he knows while we’re in the car.

His hugs!! For absolutely no reason at all, he’ll fling his arms around me and give me the tightest hugs!

His cheeky grin as he looks at me when he wants to do something he knows he shouldn’t (it’s no wonder he gets away with so much!)

The way he entices even my 65 year old uncle into playing hide and seek with him.

The way he plays hide and seek (while hiding and all the while giggling):

My mom: Where is S?

S: Here!!

My mom: Is he here??

S: Nooooo

His amazing ability to make friends with children of all ages and engage them in playful activities.

The way he points and says “mama wowwwww!!” when he spots an aeroplane.

The conversations he has, with no one in particular, on the phone, in his own language.

When he’s tired and he says “mama pachi (pacifier), nini (sleep).”

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What are some of your favourite toddler’isms?

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