Thursday, August 12, 2010

Benjamin Age 2

At the begining of Benjamin's life I was able to write about his accomplishments and quirks at each month. For some reason or another I haven't kept up, so this post is all for Benjamin and all his accomplishments and quirks for age 2.

You sleep from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am and nap from 2:00 to 4:30 pm (give or take 30 minutes). You are still a great sleeper and rarely get out of your bed.

You moved to your big boy bed at 26 months. You did awesome. You got out of bed and I told you to get back in bed. You did and that was that. I wish you were this compliant about everything!

You test every boundary every day at least twice and act shocked when you get in trouble. "What?!? I can't throw yogurt on the walls? Well, I wish you would have told me!" (This happens at least once a week.)

You are a great eater. You will try anything. You response is either to continue eating or say, "I don't yike that. It nasty." Other famous quotes from the table, "This is incredible." "This is delicious." "MMMMM, mmm yummy in my tummy." "This is good stuff maynard."

Your talking, so articulate and such a large vocabulary, always suprises me.

You are so incredibly affectionate. I will never forget the night you layed next to me in bed, chatting up a storm about what had happened during the day, you stopped laid your head on my chest, and said, "Momma, I love you." Those moments make all the bad moments just disappear.

You are so bossy. "Come here." "Sit here, NO!, right here." "You stay right there." Your grandparents act as if you are the commander and chief and follow your every demand. We will see how this works for you in school.

You start preschool in two weeks. I get teary eyed just thinking about it. The hardest part for me being a parent is pushing back my urge to keep you all to myself. I want to protect you, do everything for you, to keep all hurt from you. But, this is a big but, I want you to be a strong independent man. With each little bit of the real world I let come in I have to remind myself, I am not raising a boy, I am raising a man.


Lita said...

Awsome post. You're doing a great job, Mom!

Sandra said...

I just found your blog and love LOVE LOVE this post. I want to shelter my baby from this world but like you said I am not raising a boy, I am raising a man.