Two and a Half.

Syd is two and a half today. A quarter of a decade. It seems like he has been here far longer, yet at the same time I cannot believe my baby has grown so big.

Life is one big adventure when you are two and a half

He talks ten to the dozen. Questions flying out at a rate of knots. ‘What’s happening here?’ ‘What’s his name?’ and simple utterances of ‘What? Why..’ at all moments.

The attitude has started. ‘Mummy says No!’ ‘Syd says yes’ or rather ‘Dyd says yes’, as his S’s are still hit and miss.

And contrary is an understatement. For example :-

‘I don’t want my dinner.’

‘OK, I will take it to the kitchen.’

*wails* ‘I want my dinner.’

Sometimes the only way to get something done is to pretend you want a different outcome. ‘I will eat your dinner’ seems to trick him into thinking he has won if he eats it himself.

Tantrums are few, but spectacular when they appear, normally in the supermarket, which leads me to all manner of random purchases as my brain refuses to follow simple tasks when coping with the added interference of toddler squawking.

He is often kind, and easily persuaded to share. Well, most of the time…

He takes delight in naming everything he knows, numbers, letters, shapes – surprising those around him with his knowledge. 

He can navigate his way to the app store on my iPad and demand new games. Fortunately he has not sussed out my password….yet….

He likes to kiss people on the knee.

He likes to run in staggering circles until he falls over, and bounce on things that are not trampolines.

He talks in his sleep. Peculiar half sentences that give a glimpse into his dreaming mind. ‘A blue one.’ ‘Try again.’ ‘I got a flower.’

He loves hide and seek, but leaps out shouting ‘Here I am!’ as soon as you have finished counting, the anticipation of being found just too great to hold in.

He is a jigsaw master, delighting in the completion, only to say ‘Lets do it again Mummy’ a millisecond later.

His singing would melt the hardest of hearts.

He loves a ‘huggle’, and one more story. He asks us to read books in the dark, so we invent tales to make up for what we cannot see.

He likes to hinder help me in every task. ‘I come with you.’ ‘I want to do it.’ ‘ ‘I help you.’

He is beautiful.

It is a total joy to watch him grow.


Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. February 13, 2014 / 8:42 am

    Happy Quarter of a Decade Syd!

  2. msedollyp
    February 13, 2014 / 10:15 am

    beautiful, in all the turmoil of life love is all that matters, your love for your children shows through in all that you do x

  3. February 13, 2014 / 10:35 am

    My daughter is the same age (almost) and I think this stage in their lives has to be one of my favourites. Its a voyage of discovery for us both.

    Happy 2.5 birthday Syd!
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  4. the best child
    February 13, 2014 / 10:43 am

    no 17 and a half post for me?! how rude?!

    • February 13, 2014 / 11:23 am

      Betsy was 17 and a half this week. In 6 months she will be an adult, and I couldn’t be prouder of the beautiful young woman she has become…..I would post more, but she doth protest too much, and would moan if I did!!

  5. Chelsea Williams
    February 13, 2014 / 3:54 pm

    They grow too fast. Enjoy every moment. I cant imagine the day we a re all sat wanting to be hindered 😛 x
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  6. February 13, 2014 / 4:36 pm

    What a beautiful post and what a gorgeous boy! He sounds an absolute delight! I can’t believe he’s 2 and a half already – I think that shows how long I’ve been on Twitter!
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  7. February 13, 2014 / 9:38 pm

    Aw I love the photo of him, he is so cute. He sounds so lovely and that is such a beautiful post. I miss that A has now gone through the toddler stage as it is such a great stage ( well apart from the public tantrums)
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  8. February 13, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    What a beautiful post Sonya – Syd sounds like he’s having the best time! Such a great age and he is so adorable. Our toddler was 3 on Christmas Day and it doesn’t seem 5 minutes since she was 2 and a half 🙂
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  9. February 14, 2014 / 6:24 am

    Awww – I love this age (not the tantrum bit). Eliza has just turned 3 and we have hit the pushing boundaries and doing everything for a reaction phase ;0(
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  11. February 14, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    how beautiful. my eldest calles hugs “juggles” too. it is like a combination between his and snuggle.
    how precious are these years – lovely.
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  12. February 14, 2014 / 6:18 pm

    He is beautiful…. and does so many things Little A does; talks in his feet, a jigsaw master. And I just love he kisses you on his knee – delightful. X

  13. February 14, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    This age is lovely, you get so much out of them at 2 1/2, and still so sweet just before they hit threenager-dom. Happy half year birthday!

  14. February 14, 2014 / 10:11 pm

    Happy half birthday! My son, D, is nearly four now but I remember what he was like at that age – lots of fun but always just on the cusp of frustration because of the language not quite matching up with the brain. So much fun to come!
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