Every time I look at my calendar, I see this:
Lucas is going to be two years old in a couple weeks. TWO.
T W O.
Two. Years. Old.
Wait. How old am I? What planet do I live on? Where am I? What has happened?!
My first born is going to be two years old.
Yes, if you can’t tell, I’m having a hard time processing this.
It’s funny, because even though he is almost two, there are still so many things he/we do that are still baby- ish. I guess even though he is two and technically a toddler, in the big real world, he really is still just a baby. I think sometimes I expect a lot out of him, forgetting that he is only two!
He still wears diapers.
I have talks with him about this. Do you want to poop in the toilet? No. Are you sure? Yes. Do you want to poop in your pants? Yes. Okay, well let me know when you’re ready to go on the toilet and I’ll help you.
That’s really how our conversation goes. Tonight actually, that’s exactly how our conversation went as I watched him do his thing in the corner of my family room. I mean, whatever. His pants, not mine.
Your diaper is yellow. Can you say yellow?
I don’t care what color your diapers are anymore. Colored or not, cute or covered in characters, made of cloth or… what are disposables made of? I really don’t care – can we just get rid of them?
I am so over diapers.
He still uses his pacifiers at night.
This is an entire different production in itself. The script for this one is too long so I’m going to spare you the details. You’re welcome. Just know this: when the day comes when not a single pacifier is in my house, my purse, my car, my pocket, my bed.. I AM GOING TO BE A HAPPY WOMAN.
He has no idea who Elmo or Dora are. Is that normal? I’m just wondering. I feel live I’ve seen a lot of two year old themed birthday parties lately with Elmo characters or Fur Baby pets. My kid knows footballs and cars. How’s that for themed?
He still wakes up occasionally at night. This is something that gets better and then worse all in the same month and I think several factors (new baby, growth spurt, colds) play a huge roll in it. I can’t figure it out.
Anyways. I’M GOING TO HAVE A TWO YEAR OLD.
Do I have any gray hairs yet?