Last week was massive. Amongst all the preparations for the Bacchus Marsh Baby and Kid’s Market, I haven’t really had time to reflect on the fact that Tom is turning 2 very, very, soon.
I’m sitting here, glancing over at him as I type, and I can bluntly say that he has the ability to make me love more than I’ve ever loved and be more frustrated than I ever have been in my life.
His personality has started to shine through this year and it is fair to say he is as hyperactive as he is stubborn. When he wants something, he wants it. And although that might be typical toddler behaviour, I can see this determination following him into adulthood. He likes to keep busy, and moving. He is always on the go. He is social and friendly most of the time. He has the capacity to be a rough nut though.
He sleeps, most of the time. But don’t dare ask him to sleep while there’s people around or the TV going. Way too much stimulation. I’ve now learnt that this is pure genetics. It comes directly from the person that would NEVER fall asleep on a couch, in the car or on a plane. I’m that person.
I can’t believe that we have come this far, and also that we still have ages to go. I know everyone says it goes so fast, and sometimes I get glimmers of that. But with another baby on the way, it doesn’t feel like it’s going to fast at all. It’s just going. Maybe in a few years I’ll blink and they will both be in school and then I might think it has gone so quickly.
This year hasn’t been an overly busy one. Since going from getting married, building a house, having a baby, etc etc, this one has been relatively quiet. And it’s allowed me to just watch in awe, breathe him in when I can and go crazy together when we feel like it.
I don’t know what to do with him now he is almost 2, but I think he will guide me along the way!
What are your tips for surviving with a 2 year old?