The Ordinary Moments #2 – A singing young boy

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?”

IMG_0995Whilst 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!


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  1. julie
    11th January 2015 / 4:29 pm

    Happy birthday for tomorrow Rufus , just cute pictures and I bet the singing is lovely to hear , they grow up so fast my eldest boy is 14 years in June and my youngest well she is going to be a grand 4 years in April along with her brother who will be 12 and my other little man will be 11 towards the end of this year . I miss the baby days sometimes but it is a real marvel watching them grow and develop and become more indipendant.

    • 11th January 2015 / 10:12 pm

      Thank you! We’re pretty casual with birthdays round here but I’m sure he’ll have a lovely day.

      Sounds like you’re busy and what great ages to do wonderful things together. I love babies but I do think my favourite time will be when they’re a bit older – so much to look forward to. Marvel is a fantastic word – thanks for reminding me of it xx

  2. 11th January 2015 / 5:55 pm

    Oh your boys are so cute and I love a moment of worktop sitting! Thanks for linking up 🙂 x

    • 11th January 2015 / 10:13 pm

      Far easier than them both grabbing my ankles and legs! Thanks for hosting…I know I’m going to love taking part in The Ordinary Moments this year! xx

  3. 11th January 2015 / 7:47 pm

    Aww!! Love that top pic of him singing! My little girl (18 months) sings wheels on the bus all the time! She hasn’t got the words yet but bla blas to the tune!! Xx

    • 11th January 2015 / 10:15 pm

      Such passion in the shape of his lips! I hope your daughter continues to love singing…it just makes my heart melt no matter what words they are singing! Just lovely! x

  4. natasham
    11th January 2015 / 9:19 pm

    That’s so sweet…I totally understand that feeling…my son will be 3 in March and in the last month he’s “grown up” so much. One morning I’m going to wake up and he won’t be my “baby” anymore.

    • 11th January 2015 / 10:16 pm

      Ah! My first son is three in March too. So much has changed over the last year and particularly in the last few months. Balancing enjoying the moment with looking forward to the future xx

  5. 12th January 2015 / 8:00 am

    This is so so cute!! That first picture is so funny (and adorable!) your boys look like a fab double act 🙂

  6. mummydaddyme
    18th January 2015 / 1:18 am

    Such cute photos and I love the first one, he does look totally bemused at his big brother. They are both at lovely ages together aren’t they? It’s so wonderful to watch their bond grow isn’t it? You will definitely have your work cut out as they get older. 😉

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