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Day 285: Manny Being Manny

Our newish 2-year-old is really milking 2 for all it's worth. In the couple of weeks since his birthday, he's amped up the tantrums, the yelling, the disobeying, the writhing on the floor and all the other joys of being two. Here are a couple of pictures that kind of sum up our relationship lately.

Despite my eye rolling texts to my friends who commiserate with me, he's actually balancing out some of the two-year-old-ness with some pretty epic cuteness.

It could be that I just don't remember because I was working and tired and pregnant or with a newborn when the other kids were this age, but I think he is the best talker so far at this age. It's a blessing and a curse. Like when he tries to negotiate in the middle of the night, knowing full well he'll win because I don't want him to scream and wake up everyone in the building. But he says "oh yeah" almost any time we remind him of anything. And when he wants his face washed after meals he says "wash mine beard" which is pretty great. He has a knack for breaking icy cold tense moments around here with a funny comment. When he chooses to listen, he also makes us laugh. I was yelling at him to shag a ball in the driveway the other day (don't babies know what "shag a ball" means?). So he stopped mid-stride and started doing a silly shake. It's not that funny typing it, but it was pretty cute. The big boys and I got a kick out of it.

All of this to say, I really love this kid and all his quirkiness. He's pretty great. I can say that honestly because I think he is sleeping right now!


  1. My not yet two year old is also acting this way. Cute and Ugly. His attitude is unlike either of his brothers. He doesn't get up to negotiate at night though....that's my graditude but he doesn stay up until 10 pm.

  2. My not yet two year old is also acting this way. Cute and Ugly. His attitude is unlike either of his brothers. He doesn't get up to negotiate at night though....that's my graditude but he doesn stay up until 10 pm.


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