You are almost 23 months old. I haven’t written a monthly post in a while and I’m not sure when I will do it again. Life is crazy right now. Mama is on bed rest and baby sister is due to make her arrival and add to the craziness very soon. So, here is what you have been up to lately at almost two-years old.
You are a little chatter box. You speak very well and have quite a vocabulary, which you are complimented on constantly. I love how well you can communicate with us and its always so much fun to hear you say a new word. You’re most popular phrases at the moment are:
-What’s that?/Who’s that?
-Where are you, daddy? (or mama, or Matthew or whoever you are looking for)
-Pig Pig (Matthew’s guinea pig)
-Manners: please, thank you, bless you, excuse me
You can sing your ABC’s, count to 11 (most of the time) and you know most of the days of the week, although they are never in order. You are a very smart boy, Brady.
You love to sing and dance and try to sing along to everything, usually just humming and then repeating the last word you heard. And you are still quite the dancer, just like always. Another thing you get constant compliments on.
You are very friendly. You love people and get so excited for company to stop by. You call everyone by name, wave at strangers and become best buddies to whoever enters the house.
After a bath or shower you request “my cape” and run around naked with a towel over your head.
Every time you get in trouble or finish up a tantrum you immediately reach for the person who told you no and climb up for a big hug. It’s like you are apologizing. You always want affirmation that its ok and we still love you.
And since I’ve listed most of the wonderful things about you, I need to keep it real and remind you that you also have some bad habits like:
-Throwing food on the floor.
-Refusing diaper changes and running from the person who is trying to help prevent a diaper rash by changing you in a timely fashion.
-Throwing tantrums every time someone walks out the door and doesn’t take you with them.
-Turning the dishwasher off.
-Coloring on the floor.
Your dad keeps saying that this is the best stage and I’d have to agree with him. There are lots of great stages to look forward to in your life but I can’t imagine it can be much better than this, fits and all. One of us always has a funny story to tell the other and we say “look at him” about 50 times a day. It’s a joy to watch you grow.
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.