Sunday, June 4, 2006
My baby will be turning 2 on Thursday, June 8th! Where has the time gone?
Remember when he was only 3 months old?
I do. I remember when he was just a helpless little baby in my arms, needing everything done for him, hardly speaking a word, and just sweet as can be. Now he wants to do things on his own, is learning to speak more clearly, and is showing us a mischievous streak that makes me cringe. I've heard boys were different than girls, and lately he is showing me just how different he is from my two girls. I tell him to stay back off the linoleum kitchen floor as I'm mopping it. So he stands on the carpet, right on the edge, giving me THAT look, and a grin on his face and I can literally read his mind through his eyes! The little one is THINKING about defying me...ON PURPOSE! I'll tell him to climb up in his bed, and he'll run to the edge of it, grab onto the mattress, and stand there looking back at me as he does NOT climb into bed. Only when I start walking towards him purposely does he squeal with mischievous delight and scamper up into the bed! Some of his antics make his daddy and I chuckle, though we hide the amusement until we're out of the room. Oh my goodness, if he knew what he was doing was making us laugh, he'd really turn on the mischief!
But oh, what a delight he still is as we watch him grow and become. We love to see his personality emerge. We look forward to seeing what new thing he brings forth each day.
And here he is turning 2 very soon. What a bittersweet joy.