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.
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