Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The terrific twos.

Yesterday Miles turned the big "2"..... and for some reason it totally caught me off guard.  Sure, I knew it was his birthday, but I forgot that it meant I would move up the ranks to being a mother of a two year old. 


What it means to be a mom of a two year old boy.....
  • If you're going out for a "night out" you have to wait until the last minute to put on your favorite crisp white shirt.
  • You learn how to get every stain in the book out of little miniature t-shirts.
  • When walking through stores you will have to make an entire loop just to avoid walking past the toy cars and trucks.
  • Everytime you see a riding lawn mower you will HAVE to sit on it.
  • You must lock the door when you go to the restroom.
  • You must remind guests to lock the door when using above mentioned restroom.
  • When showering, you must either lock the bathroom door, or be prepared for the blast of cold air that will come through when the shower curtain gets jerked open unexpectedly.
  • You learn to read faces.
  • You have cat-like reflexes.
  • You do things you never imagined yourself doing. (i.e. cheering someone on to go "potty", singing and clapping really loudly to avoid an unscheduled nap, and wiping someone else's nose with your own bare fingers.)
  • You get excited about really weird stuff.
  • You really hesitate before putting something on the floor, or anywhere within reaching distance of a miniature person.
  • You can function on little sleep.
  • You will do anything to preserve that 1.5-2.5 hours of naptime, including shooting dirty looks through your window to your neighbor who likes to weed-wack his lawn in the dead heat of 1:30ish - every other day.
  • You learn that you actually like spaghettios.
  • You actually forget that you've been sitting on a gift certificate for a free pedicure for nearly 6 months, when two years ago you would have used it the day after you receive it.
  • You buy every truck and car book you can find from Scholastic, and then complain about having so many books about cars and trucks.
  • You daydream about what your little guy is doing at home without you.
  • You stop washing your hair regularly because there are more interesting and pressing things to do after 8 pm than spending 5 minutes washing your hair.
  • You go to the zoo.
  • You see a potential babysitter in every well behave teenage girl that enters your classroom.
  • You spend a lot of time gluing toys back together, sewing animals back together, or taping books back together.
  • You know A LOT of children's songs and start to remember all of the ones you forgot as a child.
  • You pretty much forget what your life was like before you had to do and know all of these things.


Now on to the good stuff.....


Liam:  "Oh my goodness brother, I'm so excited you're two!"

    5 comments:

    Megan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

    Happy Birthday Miles! Loved your list, I agree with every one of them. I laughed out loud to the singing and clapping loudly to avoid an unscheduled nap, I got really good at that, better refresh my skills before baby girl comes home :) Ah enjoy these days they fly by!

    Christine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

    Happy birthday to Miles! He is such a cute little boy, and I loved your list! I can relate to quite a few things. :)

    Grace said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

    Happy Bday Miles!!!! Great photos!

    stuckeyfisher said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

    Happy birthday Miles. Looking forward to celebrating with you this weekend!

    Chris and Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

    Happy Birthday Miles!!!

    Glad to know I'm not the only weirdo who has wiped boogers w/a bare hand :)