Monday, January 30, 2006

Terrible Terrific Twos

Two year olds are notorious for being a raw collection of emotional impulses, and lately Colin has fit that bill too well. When he wakes up he immediately starts demanding TV (which we limit to 1 hour/day). When I decline he starts his howler monkey impersonation. And so it goes, all day.

But, he is one handsome devil and says some charming things, and that totally redeems him. Like after the crying he comes up to me and says, "I got snot!" Usually he brings a tissue with him.

He'll bring me his toy trainT (I don't know why but he says it with a T at the end) and asks me to figsk it (fix it). I say, "Watch, Colin," while I put it back together, and he says, "That's amazing!"

One night I sang his lullabye then kissed him, saying, "I love you so much!"

"Why?" he said.

"Because you are so cute and you are my baby," I told him.

"No, I a BOY."

I said, "Well, you're my baby boy."

"No, I a TINY boy."

In other updates, potty training is progressing well, and Montana has been almost normal for the past 2 weeks.


EdamameMommy said...

I miss Colin-O! I need to kiss those cheeks.

We are bigtime into asking "Why, Mommy?" We are to the point that by the 3rd why, I just start going beedeebeedeebee making a silly noise with my finger strumming my lips. I'm sure that's not in the parenting books as an approved way to deal, but, really, those "why" sessions can go on and on...

Anonymous said...

What a cutie! I don't think anyone can escape some amount of the "terrible two" age.......not even Mr. Colin...

And I'm so happy to hear potty training is going well,so far,and what terrific news about Montana!


Aunty Norma said...

Yes good news about Montana,Jenn...

paula said...

Fabulous news about Montana!!!

Isn't two such a difficult age - it is a fabulous time and also can be such an emotional rollercoster. Luke is sick at the moment - he is a truly dreadful patient. He has turned from the most beautiful, patient, fun loving child into a schizophrenic, hormonal little beast. Nothing we do or say to him is right, he wont eat, he upturns his food table in temper and the cats are terrified of him. We are dosing him up with paracetamol and ibuprofen to ease his symptoms (cold virus) and all we can do is to try and ride it out with him. When you love your little one soooo much it is so hard to see him obviously feeling crappy but oh my word, please someone make it stop!!!

Oh and Steph, about the "Why" questions - Luke does is all the time as well, after about the 3rd time of him saying it about one particular thing I say "why do you think?" it tends to stop him in his tracks (sure that isn't in the parenting books either but needs must when your head is about to implode) XXX

Jess said...

Aww! Colin is really so adorable! I want to wish you all a Happy Valentines Day, just in case I don't get to tell you when the day comes around...I've been completely swamped at Happy Valentines Day! Many kisses and much love for everyone! :)

Aunty Norma said...

Awwww,poor Lukey too..hope he makes a quick recovery ,Paula, but as you know you have to 'ride it out'...hope your Dad is improving too..I worry about you all! trying to remember how I tackled the 'Why?' business...I think I answered every 'Why?' with a 'Yes' as in 'I agree' :o) try it I think it worked..haha xx