Here on the frontier, There are falling leaves, Although my neighbors are all barbarions…And you? You are a thousand miles away. There are always two cups on my table.

Terrible Almost Two

Hoo, the boy I am so crazy in love with, is going through a hitting phase. I
remember it well from when his aunts and uncles were little hooligans. Slamming
their heads into my face when I least expected it. It not only brought  tears to my
eyes it chipped  teeth!
Bites to the shoulder when gently rocking the little darlings to sleep.
Hard (dare I say vicious) bites.

Hoo shows me objects so close they nearly

take an eye out. His toothbrush, a spoon he

is done with, his finger all make great

pokers to check how do grandma’s eyes

work.

Not too good and not for much

longer if you keep poking them!

I don’t want to cramp his natural curiosity of his world but I would like to survive it intact.

He also excels at the toddler back-bend when he doesn’t want to get into his car seat.

It’s like trying to wrestle a giant squirrel.

I have to watch out for swinging arms that wing my glasses out the car door and kicking  that would make David Carradine proud.

He is not the grasshopper he is the  master. Roundhouse kick to the midsection. Yah!

Right now, right this very instant. He is doing something he knows very well he shouldn’t.

He is playing with the guitar.

I’ll go put him in “Time-Out”,

right after I paper clip my glasses back together.

Or maybe I’ll just call to him from the safety of this tabletop….yeah that’s it.

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Comments on: "Terrible Almost Two" (7)

  1. Yes, watch out for flailing arms! My daughter is three now, and we still have to deal with the trying to wrangle her into the car. I always try to stay one step ahead, it’s not easy. I try to minimize her time holding sharp objects. 😉

    • If you have any tricks to share please do! I also try to anticipate Hoo’s moves but thus far he is…WINNING.

  2. “SuperNanny, we need your help!” 🙂
    Hang in their GMomJ. This too shall pass, right? In the meantime, duck and cover. 🙂

  3. Parenting – nothing like it, is there?

  4. I love, love, love the first photo: an ankle sock and a shoe on one foot, and a knee sock on the other. Fantastic–and so true to the fashion-forward stylings of an almost-two-year-old. 🙂

  5. Actually…he has a cast on his leg. But thanks for visiting.

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