Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fear Not the Twos.

My mom is a pediatric specialist, so I call/email her with all of my questions about Abe's health. We've been emailing this week about "cookie" issues (Abe calls #2 "cookies," as in, "Mom! I made a cookie!" as he peers into the toilet).

Going to the potty takes up a lot of our time these days. We make a lot of mad dashes.

Here is the end of a recent email to my mom, making me realize again what a wonderful age 2 is.

Two stories:

This morning when I went upstairs to get Abe up, he looked at me from his bed and said, "Hi, mom." Pause... "I'm two." In case I'd forgotten, I guess.

Second thing: "pine-cone" and "five" are the answers to many questions these days.

"Abe, what do you want to be when you grow up?"


"Five."

Then later on tonight, he was opening up Tara's birthday gift to him, and as he looked in the box, we said, "What is it, Abe?"

Very excitedly, he looked at the Mr. Potato Head and yelled, "Pine-cone!"

This is the best age.

8 comments:

Claudia said...

oh, I love these "2" stories. LIke you say... I do kind of have a fear of having a two year old - so many people talk about the terrible twos. But Abe sounds like he's having the terrific twos. Can he pass that on to my child, please??

Jen said...

So very sweet. I can't wait to have a two year old again :)

Gretchen Magruder said...

There's a fantastic song by Over the Rhine called "poopsmith" that really should be part of your playlist now!!

courtney rose said...

Best.Age.Ever.

Erin Sager said...

to cute, and Im glad your typing all this out to look back at all this sweetness...

Sam said...

Ok I am not sure who I was more amused by...abe or ted. I think at several points abe and I had the same face...huh...wow look at ted go.....

Ali and Tara said...

I think the title of your post says it all; the twos are surely not ALL terrible. Your little "man" is ridiculously adorable and please let him know that we're in complete agreement: we want to be five when we grow up, too.

jen said...

I LOVE two. And I really LOVE your blog. I thought of you today because I found this CD that I thought you would like. Its The Be Good Tanyas.

xo