Over the last few weeks Winston has starting sounding far more grown up, and all of a sudden three seems far older than two. Jared and I are both feeling sad that we are coming to the end of an era, yet we are so excited for all the extra things we can do with his as he grows.
Two year olds are such unusual creatures. They have the ability to make you feel like tearing your hair out one minute, laughing hysterically the next and then crying with happiness the next. So tenacious and absurd, yet so generous, thoughtful and kind. They are brilliant! Winston is heading towards three and I finally feel like I know how to deal with him (most of the time). It is quite a relief, because over the last year or so, I have worried so many times after tantrums, meltdowns or clashes what we are doing wrong…but I have come to realise time after time, that some days you can’t do anything right for a two year old – no matter how hard you try!
Two year olds are also excellent entertainers for babies, and I find myself saying to Winston multiple times a day: “Winst, can you make Ru laugh?” and he just starts belting out some of his favourite tunes, playing peekaboo or slapping his head. It’s pure entertainment for me, never mind Rufus.
I can’t stop laughing at the shape of Winston’s lips as he sings: “ALL DAY LONG!” and the confusion on Ru’s face: “Do I really have to live with this guy for the next 16 years?”
Whilst I cook dinner the boys either play in the lounge, or ‘help’ by sitting on the work top. They’ve ‘helped’ a lot this week, but Ru has been a grizzly cold filled beast, so Winston’s singing has really come in handy to distract Ru from his troubles. ‘The Wheels on the Bus’, a Christmas number called: ‘Fairest Little Jesus Child’ and ‘Build a Rocket Boys’ by Elbow are all featuring heavily at the moment. It couldn’t be more random.
Rufus turns one tomorrow which is so cheery to think about. He demands to be cuddled so much I don’t think he’ll ever learn how to walk!