Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sammy Boy

This is Sam.

Today he is 2.

And he knows it. He's been practicing his 2-year-old behaviors for about two weeks now, and he's got them down. My sweet, quiet, snuggly baby now has OPINIONS. And he lets you know about them LOUDLY.

His strongest opinion: Food should not break into 2 pieces (ie: crackers, sandwiches, etc.). Why? Because it is DEVASTATING. That's why.

Also, sisters should not take things from his hands.

Another 2-year-old behavior: His sweet "Nah" to say 'no' to something is now "NO!", and used a lot more frequently.

The good news, is that I can still see my sweet boy under all that two-year-old stuff. I can still get him to snuggle me, he still loves his nap and his blankets, and he loves to climb on my lap and read books. His current favorite is "Hey! Wake Up!" by Sandra Boynton.

He's also got a major obsession with cars. It started before we even had cars in our house for him to play with, and has only gotten more intense as the cars have come in. His favorites, of course, are the Cars cars. He can spot that merchandise anywhere - near or far, big or small - you can count on Sam to point out cars wherever we are. (Wait until you see what he gets for his birthday. I'm pretty sure that every single thing we got him has a car on it.)

So we will endure the 2 stage. Luckily, I've been told by my kid-twin* that it doesn't last very long, and that he'll come out of it better than ever.

So happy birthday little boy!
We sure do love you.

See Sam's birth story here.
See Sam turn 1 here & here.

* A kid-twin is someone who has children with identical personalities to yours, but like a year ahead of you. They're super convenient to have because you always know what to expect with your own crew. Sam's "terrible 2s" phase was forewarned to us months ago (although very hard to believe back then).

1 comment:

diana said...

haha, kid-twin! love it.

happy birthday to that cute (sometimes ornery) little boy of yours!