I’ve seen a lot of these day in the life posts and I think it might be fun one day to look back at what life was like with an almost 2 year old. This just keeps getting better and better and I feel like we have more fun every day. Surely that will come to an end eventually though so I want to remember this phase. Here are the highlights of our day yesterday. It’s not entirely representative of a normal day, but I guess there are no normal days and that’s the point of this kind of post, a literal snapshot in time.
5 am- I wake up for no good reason. There are no pictures of this time of day intentionally. B is sleeping well (for now) so my body has to make up for it and torture me somehow. I eat breakfast, caffeinate myself, and run around pointlessly picking up toys. I also clean the kitchen and wash all the dishes from the homemade meal I cooked the night before. (<- That is the part that is entirely unrepresentative of our normal but you better believe I’m going to mention it every chance I get!)
6:30- B wakes up but nurses and goes back to sleep. I am certain I will pay for this later but I try to make the most of the extra time. I putter around doing some more things and chat with an East Coast friend who is awake.
7:30- B is up for real. Usually we would go for a run but my back has been hurting so we just play, read books, yadda yadda.
The picnic is moved to the living room to watch Bubble Guppies. B has started to watch some TV in the past week or so which is amazing. I take the opportunity to shower. He has also started eating, sleeping, and not nursing as much. I’ve intentionally not gotten too excited about any of it because I’m sure it’s a phase like everything else, but it’s awesome for now.
Gym class! B is obsessed with his teacher.
He recently learned how to hold on and swing by himself which I of course could not capture on camera. He was super proud of it though.
Somehow we wind up behind the strip mall post gym class. There are rocks!!
Then we stumble upon this playground and play! I realize I am never getting him back in the car but we’re having a super fun time so it’s just fine with me.
We decide to stop at Starbucks and they decide to have no food besides pastries that day, so juice it is.
He could have stayed here all day but we eventually make it back in the car to go home.
Another picnic for lunch! It doesn’t last long enough to even get a picture.
After lunch Gaga comes over and plays with B outside. I stay inside and do exciting things like fold laundry.
B says he is ready to go night night after lots of playtime with Gaga so I take him into his room, nurse, read stories, snuggle, the whole nine. This goes on for over an hour. It becomes clear that him sleeping in has it’s downsides and I am experiencing the payback. Finally I fake go to sleep to see if that will get him. Nope. He climbs out of bed, opens his door, walks to find Gaga, and tells her that Mama is sleeping. There will be no nap today.
But there will be a case of the crabbies! So we decide to bake as a distraction. B loves nothing more than eating straight flour with a spoon. I wonder if he wasn’t eating for so long because I wasn’t serving this often enough.
We add cocoa powder to make chocolate bread and he says he wants more white part. Hurumph. Gaga gives him a quick clean up and outfit change while I add the raw egg and put our bread in the oven.
He is turning into a legit 2 year old and getting more independent every day. Somehow though he still finds time to randomly come over and give me a hug while we wait for the bread to bake. I decide to make a super weird smug smile face and stick out my chin.
The afternoons are long with no nap so we resort to child labor.
B then actually asks to eat dinner at the dining room table. I don’t even understand what is happening but I oblige. He is an easy dinner companion as he can talk the entire time without me uttering more than an mmhmm occasionally. Tonight he serenades me with a few rounds of The Wheels on the Bus.
Daddy comes home and B wants him to enjoy this special song as well so he plays the Wheels on the Bus on the iPad while clapping and singing along. It is clear he needs to go to bed. Apparently he is mortal and the lack of nap affects him. There was a day when this would not have been the case. I wonder again what is causing all of these changes and get nervous they won’t last.
We brush teeth and he falls asleep easily. What.in.the.world. I even have some time to spend with G before I go to sleep. (<-This is the other totally non-representative part. Usually B and I both go to sleep at 9:30 but to be fair usually he naps.)
10:30- I’m in bed. All of this unbroken sleep is getting to me and I’m staying up with the big kids. B sleeps pretty well and we start it all again the next day.
I don’t know what this terrible twos thing is about. This is awesome.