Remember that adorable action? Can you believe it was two years ago? Because I can’t.
Yes, this post is a few days late, but it turns out Mitchell REALLY gets into the birthday spirit (ME ME ME ME ME ME ME!). Oh well. He learns from the best.
He had a fantastic time at his birthday party. We rented a bounce house and several of his little friends came to play with him. He refused to open the majority of his presents because he just wanted to play in the bounce house or on the playground. It turns out he has opinions now.
He’s started referring to himself as “yeah yeah yeah”. He points at me and says, “mama mama mama”, then to Justin and says “dada dada dada”, then to himself and says “yeah yeah yeah”. This was especially cute at 5:45 this morning when he was laying in between Justin and I. He is doing so well sleeping in his own bed. He very rarely wakes up in the middle of the night. But most mornings between 5:30 and 6:30, Kingsley gets up, walks into his room, and shakes. His collar and tags start jangling and Mitchell’s night is all over. Every once in a while I can pull him into bed with me and he’ll go back to sleep, but most mornings he wants to get up. Sometimes he even brings me the bag of bagels. Because that’s how he starts his day: a bagel and cream cheese. My 2-year-old is an old man.
My 2-year-old is also very mischievous. He loves playing jokes. One of his favorites is to hide Justin’s shoes in the morning. He hates it when Justin leaves. I think a lot of it is that he’s very mad that he doesn’t get to accompany him. He LOVES Justin’s car. We pretty much take it everywhere now. I have no idea what’s so great about it, but Mitchell is obsessed.
It’s funny how the older he gets, the harder he is to describe. He has so many different moods. I can’t make blanket statements about him anymore. “He’s an angel.” Well, that’s just not true. Even on his best days, he likes getting into trouble. But he’s certainly a good kid. Sometimes we have a bad day and I think that I’ve completely failed him, he doesn’t know how to behave, and then we go to the mall play area or something and I see a child acting so completely ridiculous, and there’s my child, looking at the other child like he’s crazy, and I have to remember that even on his worst day, compared to a lot of kids, he’s pretty fantastic.