Okay, that's not true. Everyone has heard the rumors; the terrible two's. But I got to be honest? So far..
two is not terrible at all.
Now I do know the karma of the Internet and I'm so going to be blasted for that as you always are when you brag on your children and their eating, sleeping, or potty training (it all stops when you say it's going good people), but I'm willing to take my chances to brag on how good these days are.
Because when they do turn bad, I want to look back at this wistfully and sigh... and remember how good it was before karma got me.
Two so far? is kind of awesome.
This little person is just so stinking cool y'all. You can have conversations with her. She sings and dances with me. She laughs at my jokes. She makes jokes of her own.
It's like she's a real girl.
She does things like crawl in her old cradle as we disassemble it with her baby bottle and blankie and pretends to be a baby again. She laughs when we tell her she's silly and then she hams it up even more.
She plays in her room. Not always so quietly, but she'll go in there and entertain herself for a bit. Albeit, some days "entertaining herself" means pulling out every single book she owns and making a total mess. Whatever. I'll take it.
She's independent and has a mind of her own and she isn't afraid to show it. Which is why sometimes her bow doesn't match her clothes. She insists on wearing a bow, but she gets to pick it out. That's fine by me. I like a girl that knows what she wants.
She'll go outside and paint and for a few seconds (the longest she sits still), I can see the concentration and thought she puts into things and I know she's going to be great at what she does. Because she tries; hard.
She sings when you ask her to sing you a song. And she gets most of the words right. And even when she doesn't, it is still the most perfect little song sung in a perfect little voice.
She loves school and adores her friends and teachers, but her favorite people on the planet are still her Daddy and I. We still trump the rest and she lets us know it with lots of hugs and sweet kisses.
Life this side of two is really kind of awesome. I know they're going to get tough again, because that's what toddlers do, but right now? these days rock.