|Joe is obsessed with noses|
I love having a 2 year old.
Every single day, I turn to Robert and I say, "Can we keep him like this? It's perfect. Just for a bit longer. Not forever. Just maybe an extra year?"
I know I talk a LOT about the craziness of two. It IS crazy. But it's a hilarious crazy. It's ABSURD. My son cannot talk and argues with me on a daily basis. While that's frustrating, it's also laugh out loud funny. And no, I do not get anything done, but there's a hilarity in that, too. While it may seem awful that my son can undo child locks and doesn't listen and is almost never still, all those things are what make him an amazing little person. He's bright and mechanical and determined. I wouldn't change any of those things about him.
|Joe loves hats right now... and paci...|
Some times, I think I don't want a baby. I love this baby so much already - don't get me wrong. But newborns aren't fun and they aren't predictable. I feel like we have to wait that 2 years to get to this point again, and that seems like a long time. At the same time, I don't Joe to grow up. I don't want a kid who talks back and whines and isn't enchanted by small, every day things.
I know we will love it. I know there will be things in the next stage that are amazing. I know we will have our two boys, and it'll blow us away how much better it is with all four of us then it was before. But it won't stop me from wrapping my arms around Joe every day, holding him tight, and whispering, "Don't change. Don't grow up. Stay this way just a little bit longer."