Friday, 5 December 2008

Wonderful 2

I know I don't normally talk about my children as a blog post (merely a mention in connection to sewing or baking) but my youngest, who is 2 years, 1 month and a few days old has just been staggering me lately. As a parent you cannot help but compare and see the similarities, and more often the differences between your children, but what I'm loving about my 2 year old is his belief that he can do the same things as his 5 1/2 year old sibling!

He will not allow you to leave him out of anything, whether it's food, a game, bedtime - he thinks he should go to sleep at the same time as the elder one - so we have to play a game of pretending the elder one is asleep just to get him to go down!

The sweetest thing that he has just learnt to do is to kiss properly. He's been kissing for ages, but just air kisses, now he has discovered contact kisses nothing is left alone! When we read a book he hugs the book and gives his favourite pictures or characters a big kiss to show his love. Not every book gets a hug and kiss!

He loves a cuddle and is very good at them! (I'm not making this up, every nursery worker comments on his cuddles!) He just buries himself into you. Sometimes I think he feels left out, as his elder brother is louder, more demanding and has a habit of taking over! So we both try to make an effort to share and give one on one time with the youngest.

You may wonder why I'm posting all this, but my children inspire me to make and do so much for them, for us as a family, and certainly show me the joy of sharing. My little one is making me smile so much lately with his sweet little ways. BTW he seems quite stubborn (like his dad) and always seems to know what he wants!

1 comment:

KC'sCourt! said...

You have just bought back lovely memories for me ~ I have three sons 27,26,22. The youngest always wanted to be with the eldest two, and I remember well getting him to bed, I did exactly the same as you!