Thursday, June 5, 2008

Mr. Two

Well, it's official. Nicknack is two.

The weirdest thing happened. He must have received some kind of secret memo, because he woke up on the morning of his birthday and started acting... well, two. And everyday since.

Have you ever heard of such a thing? 729 days old and he is pretty much easy. Day 730 rolls around and all of a sudden he's "difficult."

This morning I ordered a time-out mat, like the one I noticed on Jon & Kate Plus Eight (that show is my new obsession, by the way).

May I please take a moment to do something I never do? I would like to complain about the weather. Usually, when other people have unkind things to say about Seattle's weather, I stick up for her. For one thing, it's not usually that bad. Drizzly all fall and winter and pretty much perfect all summer. Except this year has been terrible. I think we have literally had three days of actual sunshine all year. Yesterday I could actually see my breath outside. It's JUNE!

Dear God,
As you know, you have blessed me with an extremely active little man who loves to be outside running amuck and making a mess. He's been spending a lot of time indoors lately, running amuck and making a mess. Multiple messes. Constant messes. So many messes. Please, please, please send summer. I would settle for 65 degrees and partly cloudy at this point. But I would be so, so grateful for a little sunshine. You know, short sleeved weather? Maybe even shorts weather? I would love to set up his sand/water table and kiddie pool and watch him frolick in the sprinkler. I promise to slather him (and myself) with sunscreen.
Thank you for your time and consideration.

I have nothing else to report. Thank heavens there is another baby in the works, so Penn and I didn't have to make fools of our selves blubbering over Nicknack's milestone birthday. Knowing we get to do it again helps us to let go a little and enjoy Nicknack's


Alana said...

Happy Birthday to Knicknack. Hope you had fun celebrating! And I hope the weather improves for you!

Lisa said...

A very happy birthday to Knicknack!!
Just remember - this too shall pass. My guess is that once the weather improves - so will Knicknack. I'm always amazed at how much the weather affects the kids' moods.

Janelle said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Two. I hope you give your mommy a run for her money. Up until now, you sounded just way too perfect!! :)

Just kidding. Hope his emotions settle with the weather.

connorcolesmom said...

I love the line about getting a memo - yes I do think sometimes kids just "know" they are 2 and start acting like it
Good thing is his 'tude will improve
The mat is a great idea!!
God bless

Janelle & Ella said...

Happy Birthday to Knicknack! You were cracking me up with the 729 days and then on the 730th day. So funny!

Jules said...

I LOVE Jon & Kate + 8 too! As a matter of husband is hooked too. :o)