Monday, August 29, 2011

The Terrific Two's?

Ok, I know, most of you are saying
"The Terrific Two's? Is she NUTS??"

That's still up for discussion, the 'am I nuts' part.

As for the Terrific Two's -
That, my friends, really exists.

In the 28 months that the Punkin has been on this earth
these past few have certainly been my favorite.

The random snuggles,
"I Wuv You Momma",
Conquering little obstacles,
becoming a little person,
learning, and teaching me something, EVERY. DAY.

Not a day has gone by in the past 4 months
that I haven't felt totally fulfilled.

Don't get me wrong.
I THOROUGHLY miss the days when she had
chubby cheeks,
chunky thighs,
a triple chin,
baby pattern baldness,
chubba wubba piggy toes,
and rolls on her wrists.
Makes me want to cry knowing they are gone.

BUT, my little Punkin is growing into a mature, fun little toddler.
I have a blast with her each and every day.
Not a day goes by that she doesn't make me laugh,
until I practically pee my pants.

It has been an honor to be able to watch each milestone in her life.

To watch her emotions develop and mold her into a
loving, thoughtful and kind hearted little girl.
To see her work a crowd into roaring laughter
like the little comedienne she KNOWS she is.

The temper tantrums, time outs,
and "NO!!"'s are still there.
But, underneath it all she's my perfect little angel.
And for every ugly 2 year old moment she gives me,
I am SURE to get 100 'melt your heart' moments back.

I wish I could keep this age forever.
Never let it go.

I find myself wanting to record every cute little thing she says.
Take a zillion pictures of that one little curl
on the back of her head that is SO perfect.
And try to preserve every second of every day in some way.

20 years from now I don't want to have forgotten any of it.
I want to be able to share every last little detail with her,
so she knows how much she touched my heart throughout her life.
She is the silver lining that shines through all my dark avenues.

I love her and all of her two-year-oldness to pieces.

So when everyone else says "Don't worry, this too shall pass",
Let it be known that I don't want it to.

Let her be two, and let her be two forever.


Salena Lee @ A Little Piece of Me said...

She's precious! I understand when you say "terrific twos" but man, those terrible twos are big in my house. lol. I love how you focus on the terrific parts. I will remember to do the same. :)

Katie said...

Thanks Salena! Believe me we have the terrible two moments, and theyre NUTS! But, then there are moments like today when all of sudden shes wearing big girl undies, drinking from a regular cup and speaking in paragraphs and I find myself drawn to tears over the fact that my little peanut is growing up :( And soon all the cute, baby type things I love will be gone. And Im going to miss them SO much.

E @ Act Fast Chef said...

My Toddler is 30 mos old and I LOVE this age. My husband thinks I am crazy, but I think it is so fun ;) Glad to see I am not the only one!

Kristin said...

I wish time didn't go by SO fast. My little man just turned three! Le sigh.

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