Conversations with Boo

Dear Boo,

Looking at you today, it is hard to believe you were once so small and helpless. Today, at 26 months, you are a big kid: learning to do new things, speaking longer sentences, doing big kid things every single day. You boggle our mind, and we love you SO much!

Fun things right now:

-Our drilling in of manners is beginning to show. You know that when you want something, you say "mama (of daddy), may I please have some ____?" or "mama, may I please watch Thomas?" And you are so proud whenever you say this! It's the cutest sentence we've ever heard.

-In the same vein, you also now say "no thank you" instead of just "no!" when you don't want something that we've asked you.

-You loooove puzzles. When you are trying to figure out which piece goes where, you scrunch up your face in deep thought and say very seriously "Hmmm..."

-You totally love your swimming classes, and you are starting to warm up in your music class. If we could live in water like the fish, whales and sea turtles you so love, I think you would be in absolute bliss. You love the instruments in music class and the parachute.

-You know all of the main colors and your favorites are still blue, yellow and orange.

-You are still singing all the time, but now you're starting to sing more in front of other people too. Yesterday you serenaded our friends J and S in the car with several continuous renditions of Jingle Bells followed seamlessly by the ABC song, Lullaby and Twinkle Twinkle.

-You think you are funny. You'll do something that really is funny and you'll say "(insert Boo's real name here) is funny!" You are also catching on to humor in every day life and like to stop to say emphatically, "____ is funny!!"

-You can take off your shoes and put them away properly, take off your pants and your diaper (potty training close? we hope so but aren't going to push it), can put on some shoes and some shirts and pants.

-You are drinking super well out of a regular cup now. Very little spillage! And your use of a fork is greatly improved. Tonight you ate spaghetti with a fork and never once used your hands (and only got a tiny amount on your shirt!).

-You like to point out things you really like by saying something like "See my Nemo chair? It's cool."

-Your speech is the most amazing thing recently. You really are talking in sentences. "Daddy, are you sleepy? Are you sleepy Daddy?" "I had fun at school!" "Daddy is going to work" "Mama come play with me please" "Thor, you're not supposed to eat!" (that is in reference to his food, not Thor's) "Uh-oh, Percy fell down! Percy is in the water! Percy fell in the water! Oh no, Percy, don't fall in the water!" Things like that. Our favorite is of course, the one mentioned above (the "mama, may I please have some milk?" phrase).

We love this time. You are an incredible kid, who finds such joy in everything, and who also overthinks things sometimes like your mama and papa do. I'm sure we'll pass on worse habits to you, so cherish that one. You also whine a lot right now, but we're noticing it is decreasing as your sentences get longer, and we are certain that some kid in your class taught you how to say "My___" because every now and then you like to remind people that it's your train or book or whatever. You love to sing and dance and run all day and all night long, and you make us so very happy.

Mama M and Papa A


Nicole said...

Your son sounds wonderful. You are lucky parents.

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chichimama said...

Aw. This is such a great age in many respects, and you hit the best parts of it on the head.

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