My baby is 2.
Sometimes I want my sweet, quiet baby back.
But, she’s just so cute and busy, I don’t usually have time to dwell on days past for too long.
She is a very typical toddler, in that, she is busy, loud, opinionated, moody, cute, and cuddly.
She is gets into the most trouble of any of my 2 year olds.
She has already figured out how to break through the door knob and cupboard child locks. She can sense if a crayon, pencil or pen is within reach and will color on as many surfaces as possible until she is caught. She removes her pjs and diaper much more often than I would prefer.
If the doors are not locked, she will escape outside the moment your back is turned. Each day she gets closer to being able to unlock the doors herself too. Ruby has been banned from getting a drink at Sodalicious, because she ALWAYS eats the cup.
If she is mad, she will throw whatever is in reach at you. She is constantly beating up on Crew.
She also broke the fridge and freezer childlock and is constantly being caught eating stolen frozen waffles and toaster strudles.
Some of her most used phrases are:
no, me do it
what color is dis?
where (insert any family member name) at?
drinky, chocolate milk
Some of my favorite things about Ruby at 2 are:
How she calls herself “My Baby”
when she tightly wraps her arms around my neck for a hug
she will tell long, elborate stories about her day and I can just catch a few works like swing, miles, crew, peter, ella, scooter, park, doggie, kitty
her concern for where everyone is
if i am on the phone she tries to grab it from me and says “Me see nana!”
she knows all the neighbor kids names and is always talking about what they are doing when we are outside.
her crazy hair and how long it actually is
how much she loves dolls, Macey despised dolls, so it’s been so fun to get all these new toys
She likes things in their proper place
How she sucks her fingers and plays with her belly button when she’s tired.
Ruby’s Favorite Things:
emptying and destroying things
following the boys around
playing in Macey’s room
watching home videos
riding her scooter
looking and talking about the instagram posters behind her high chair
Ruby didn’t quite get the birthday thing, but the other kids loved picking out presents for her at the dollar store and helping her with all things birthday related.
Everytime we cut a piece of cake she would say “oh, poor kitty”
Between her, and those other 3 kids, I find myself collapsing on the couch out of sheer exhaustion each night. But man, she’s worth it.