Collecting my thoughts, or I'm too tired to make any of these ideas a full blog post
Here are some of the random observations I've made lately:
- Every kid grows differently, and disproportionately. The Kid, and her hands, are no exception.
- The Kid loves snuggling after a bath, and I love snuggling with her, but I'm always nervous that the only thing standing between me and a bunch of urine is a towel.
- She still mixes up Mama and Papa when she's excited, and I find the MaPa combination to be incredibly cute.
- My friend Max says he doesn't think the "terrible twos" are all that terrible, mostly because it is exciting to watch children develop independence. I want to agree with him, but I do struggle with the concept when she's half-dressed and planking while I'm running late to work.
- The Kid's favorite sentence in the world is, "I did it!"
- We still argue the nuances of what constitutes a truck versus a bus.
- She loves trains more than I expected.
- I relish the look of accomplishment on her face.
- Ema The Great gave us the tuition for swim lessons, which was the best use of her money I could think of, especially when The Kid is smiling from ear-to-ear in the pool.
- I'm hoping she learns to enunciate the letters B and L soon. It is cute to have her yell manana instead of banana, but it is a bit disturbing to have her talk about the clock in her room.
- I am, and will always be, the parent who posts way too many pictures of his daughter on Facebook. Deal with it.
- Mama's shoes are The Kid's go-to lounging around the house footwear.
- Few things are as startling at 3 a.m. as your two-year old walking up to your side of the bed and yelling, "wakey wake!"
- She knows that if I tell her we're only going to read three books before night night, she can hop off my lap after book three, grab book four, and I'll probably read it.
- At least once a week when I drop her off at daycare, she watches me leave her classroom and gives me an assuring look when I peek through the window.
- I've never been this tired in my life.
- Being a parent is more incredible than I ever imagined.