Having a two-year-old in the house definitely provides comic relief during these sleep-deprived, sometimes stressful days. With a vocabulary that seems to be exploding daily (and an understanding for words that I didn’t even know he KNEW), we are always amazed at what happens on a daily basis with him.
-He enjoys pretend sleeping complete with snoring. With his eyes open. Which then abruptly ends with “K-up!” as a signal that we all should indeed wake up.
-Daddy wakes up with Charlie most mornings at the grand old hour of 4:45 a.m. usually. He is greeted by Charlie with a resounding “Morning” despite the fact that it is still dark outside. Charlie even tried to greet him with “Morning” when he woke up at midnight a few days ago…he was promptly told it was NOT in fact morning and put back in bed.
-After being awake for a bit, as Mommy and Jack lay sleeping in the bedroom, Charlie will come to the closed door and scream “MAAA!” as if to wake me. When daddy then instructs him that mommy is sleeping, he then proceeds to yell for Jack.
-He loves to share with Jack, including his food – sun chips, broken pretzels, and his cup. (Don’t worry, we intervene before Jack can get it).
-He loves to tickle Jack which sometimes includes a last minute “lovetap” to the face.
-I love the way he says “MELK!” for his morning drink.
-He carries a minimum of two cars around with him at any given time, including the times when he also desires to carry something else. This usually results in a screaming match at himself for being unable to carry all of the items at once.
-He knows the necessary components for the Wii and insists on “playing” when daddy does.
-He is slowly learning what privacy means when Mommy & Daddy are in the bathroom…
-Our kitchen contains only chips. Or at least that’s what you’d think if you heard Charlie asking for this snack on any given day…
-His dancing repertoire consists of spinning in circles. Until he falls down. Amazingly, this works for fast & slow beats as well as new hits and the oldies.
-He enjoys the difference between wet and dry. Daddy’s hair at the end of the work day always seems to appear wet to Charlie.
-Charlie also enjoys partaking in “Hello, Ladies” aka Daddy’s cologne. He occasionally requires a spritz on himself.
-He has also begun reading some words. I promise. However, when I have attempted to show this to other people, he somehow doesn’t know anything and commences his spinning in circles dance. Ask his father, I promise!
I miss watching him.