My youngest has me wondering, is there a switch that goes off within moments of turning two that makes a little one start acting out? I would like to say no, because my daughter never went through any curious, defiant type of twos. My daughter waited until she was about six to start with the defiant type attitude I got from AJ at about age two and now Baby K at age two.
The cute face, the big bright eyes, the handsome smile, it’s all too much to bear really. How can one get upset with a face like that? Baby K is like a little man in a little boys body, many say he appears to be older than he is, almost like a Benjamin Button, by the way I have yet to finish that movie but this weekend I plan to finish it. The enthusiasm behind this boys actions and the words he says is amazing, it’s like he was a born actor.
A facial expression for every occasion but watch out because sometimes behind that cute expression you can look deeper to see a bit of “I am going to do something bad next” in that look. Usually it involves his older brother, AJ who is now four years old. It’s like Baby K has decided to get AJ back for all those times AJ was beating on him when AJ was having the curious twos.
Baby K now climbs out of his crib at night and refuses to stay in his crib most nights. Two nights in a row this Mama was trying to get some reviews written up, some holiday pitches typed and client work done, however, Baby K decided to climb out of his crib over and over again. The cutest thing ever was sitting on my computer, typing away when out of the corner of my eyes I see a shadow, I look over to the right and there it is; a little two year old boy with a BIG smile on his face peeking out around the corner at me! I had to smile back and laugh, I mean what else can you do, a smile gets a smile in return. Probably not the best decision because then I had a Baby K up and happily building me some lego block towers as well as racing cars all over my desk!
Baby K is also part monkey, I am totally convinced. If someone says Monkey in his presence it is followed by him hanging from whatever is close and yes he has even attempted to hang from the kitchen chairs which is quite dangerous if there is no weight on them. Luckily for Baby K I am a quick Mama, the moment he is in the kitchen & one of his siblings decides to call him a monkey my hand automatically goes to the chair to hold it. I love these twos, it’s an age of curiosity about their world, an age to test their limits, an age to see what they are capable of. I survived ages 2 – 4 with AJ and if I could survive that with a child who is easily angered, then I can survive the curious twos with Baby K who is a happier by nature child.
What is your two up to these days? Did they change almost instantly on their second birthday?