All before 7:30am…
-Wet pajamas from leaky night diaper
-Banging pots and pans
-Swinging fridge door for umpteenth-million time(hinges are weakening and fridge not closing properly on its own any more)
-Climbing oven and breaking child proof oven lock
-Pouring milk on the floor for our dog
-Unplugging the Christmas tree lights (we got a small, potted live tree) = socket danger
-Refusing to go in high chair for banana, blueberry pancakes and then just when I give up trying climbs high chair himself and head dives in to seat (this is a common thing). Imagine his head in the chair and his legs and bum sticking out.
-Lot’s of whining, demanding, refusing and that sort of thing at that specially formulated toddler pitch that completely dominates your brainstem (the primal, first-responder part of the brain).
Obviously things have improved since we had breakfast, read stories and now he’s playing and entertaining himself for long enough for me to record this vent session for all to read. I’m pretty sure it will be a good day going forward. Although I’m highly doubtful that he will nap. Naps don’t really happen any more. Maybe once a week or twice if I’m really lucky. Pro is that he goes to bed early and sleeps all night. Con is that I’m so tired by the time he’s sleeping that my ‘free time’ is next to useless anyways.
It sounds like I’m complaining. And I think this would really come across poorly to people without kids. But the truth is I kind of love it all. Because I’m a bit nuts.
Haha. Ok so there’s my update.
I’m kind of MIA right now from blogging. All is well… I’m sure I will update soon. It’s hard to stay away ;)
DIY wedding present paper
My son’s art paper, his paints and an old sponge cut in to a heart shape.
*This is from September but I forgot to post it.
We’re about a week shy of two and yeah. The mood swings. The demands. The stubbornness.
This is a real true test of ‘keep calm and carry on’. I swear I just want to break down in tears some times. In those moments my feels are that I’m not giving him what he needs. But really I have no idea what he needs because he doesn’t even know. The love is there. The learning moments are there. But frustration is there too. It’s all just a big jumble of emotions and effort shooting off in various directions and hoping to settle in the right spots.
*This was a few weeks ago too and I was hesitant to post my negative venting but it’s amazing how quickly we’ve adjusted to the new phase. I think whenever a new phase of his development starts it throws me off, but the important thing is how with a little love, patience and effort to keep on track and of course use childhood development knowledge to my power we adjust and the new phase seems so right and I’m so glad I get to ride this wave with him.
-‘Some Kids’ (he shouts with glee when he sees other children at the playground)
-Clicking his tongue with satisfaction when he is really engaged with something
-Words I say a lot that he has started using: ‘Perfect’ ‘Oopsies’ ‘Sure’ ‘Yeah sure’ (instead of ‘yes’ which I find hilarious because it makes him sound so much older than he is)
-‘More Songs!’(commanding me to keep singing)
-‘Super Duper Baseball Diamond’ (sounds more like ‘supa dupa’)
-‘JT on’ (Justin Timberlake)
-‘Rain wash it, pee pee away… And poo poo’ (ode to my ‘don’t worry because’ speech after he became upset with our dog peeing on the cement outside instead of the grass)
One of the best things about all of these sayings is that they can be said in context or just totally out of the blue. I’m surprised he doesn’t wake up in the middle of the night just to say ‘rain wash it, pee pee away.’ Heck I’m surprised I don’t wake up in the middle of the night saying it!
I don’t even have the words for the depth of my love and gratitude to have this guy in my life.
*Wrote this a couple weeks ago- so just shy of two. Language is even more developed than just two weeks ago. Amazing.
I bet parquet, herringbone or chevron would look awesome with bamboo as well…
(Shh… Don’t tell… But my idea of Saturday night relaxing time is googling my dream floor.)
In my dream home… I would have parquet wood flooring. Maybe herringbone or chevron. Something along those lines would be just dreamy.
Eggless Pancake Cake
Super healthy, organic, banana, blueberry and strawberry pancake layers with cream cheese icing and maple syrup.
My little toddler boy is two today! I can’t believe it has only been two years. I feel like he has been with me forever. I love him more than anything.
Time to start making organic, egg free pancakes. I’m planning to layer them with cream cheese icing for a yummy egg-free birthday cake. I think this will work out better than the highly sugary, oily egg-free white cake recipe I tried last year.
We don’t have any family around right now. They all live far away or are away right now. I don’t have anything fancy planned. It will just be an extra special day for the four of us (including our dog).
I asked Pumpkin what does he want for his Birthday breakfast and he said ‘oa-i-ya-ma’ which means oatmeal. Coming right up Lovee! My two year old. :)