Tuesday, May 18, 2010


                                                     Right after last weeks hair cut

 As you can imagine being a stay at home mom(so blessed to call that my job) a lot of my day is spent in conversation with a 2 year old. Don't get me wrong we have plenty of play dates where I can talk to other ladies and of course when my hubby gets home we have lots to talk about. But really a good portion of my day is spent talking to Jake! 

We start our day with the 1st question..."mommy, are you down stairs?" This is what I hear every morning when he wakes up. Usually most mornings I am down stairs and he comes walking down to greet me. From there we sing our "good morning song." And some mornings he tells me "stop mommy, it too noisy." But other mornings he joins in and sings Good morning with me. And on the days it is "too noisy" for him I catch him singing the words to it around lunch time.

Our day is filled with "whys." Some days I can feel my patience running out when he asks me "why?" for the 5000th time, but more so when he ask me why about the same thing we have already gone through several times that day. But I try really hard and take a deep breath and answer every "why?" Even if it means saying the same thing just a little different every time he asks. I remind myself that he is 2 and  he is learning...and of course how do you learn without asking. I don't want him to feel like he can't ask me because I get impatient. So every day I will answer the "why, daddy go to work?" or "why, we eat at the table." And all the others that come along throughout our day.

He comes up with some of the funniest things to say & he loves when people laugh along with him, But just in case no one is around to laugh when he thinks he is so funny. He has perfected his new fake laugh & has no problem laughing at himself or what he says.

Last week we got his hair cut and then went on one of our favorite dates to Panera. While sitting at the table looking oh so grown up he says to me "Mommy, when my get home, I need a mirror." Ok. "I need to look at my new hair." Then he said, "my hair all fall off my head."

I want to remember all the fun little things he says to me throughout our day. I don't want to be too busy that I can't listen or don't  hear what he says to me. At this age it is a little more difficult to not pay attention since almost every time he says something he wants you to repeat it back to him. I guess he is insuring that we understood what he said.

I like to think it will all be stored away to recall when he was 2 and said "my" instead of "me" for everything. But will it really be there when he is too grown up for all day conversations with mommy? For this reason I am writing things down. Little sayings or fun things he says. Like the other night after being in his bed for 1 hour he comes out and says to me, "mommy, my waked up, & my had good dreams." Needless to say 1 hour is not considered a nights sleep. So off he went back to bed. But really how cute is he and where does he come up with these things.

Some times he is so grown up, but at least at 2 he still finds a few minutes to snuggle with his mommy! And he loves our conversations just as much...or at least I tell myself that ;)


  1. Too cute! Emily also confuses my and me, and everyone else is either a him or her instead of he and she. lol It's so cute.

  2. Kudos to you for writing down his phrases! I need to be more diligent about that.

    Conversations with kids are the BEST. And just wait until he turns three - 3-year-olds are the ultimate conversationalists. :)