Why I Love This Age

So far, two has been a pretty amazing age. I’m still not over my fascination with Alex’s language development, and I have a sneaking suspicion I won’t be over it for a long time.

Because my time is limited these days (and by “limited” I mean “practically-non-existent-oh-my-god-how-is-it-November-holy-crap-I-have-how-many-tests-next-week-good-lord-did-my-son-grow-eight-inches-since-I-last-saw-him”), instead of making potentially entertaining posts about individual occurrences, here are two Alex snippets:

Instead of naming the colors (which he knows for the most part), he has decided it is much more entertaining to name what color it is not. Case in point: The other night I took out four crayons, each a different color, and asked him, “What color is that crayon?”

“It’s not blue!”

“Yes, but what color is it?”

“Umm…it’s not yellow!”

“Yes, but what color is it?”

“Umm…it’s not…orange!”

(For the record, it was a red crayon. And it was also not purple or white.)

Anyone who has had any experience with toddlers can tell you this, but: sometimes, they make no sense. None. Zilch. Zip. Nada. It’s not only because the way they say words is, well, less than perfect, it’s also because sometimes they just say really, unbelievably, random things.

Alex was drawing (again) tonight, and started talking about pandas. Nice pandas, mean pandas. A panda playing with a shark, who had eyes…and a tail.

Me: Whatchu talkin’ about, Willis?

Alex: Nooooo, Mommy! I not Wiwus, I’m Ass-ix!”

My little Alex. Who is not Willis. Or red, blue, purple, pink, orange or yellow.

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9 thoughts on “Why I Love This Age

  1. Too cute. I love that his name is Ass-ix. I can relate to the never being home bit. I’m doing my principal practicum in addition to working full time. Enjoy your one night sans homework 🙂

  2. So cute :).
    Looking forward to seeing you again soon and watching our two-year-olds try to talk to each other with their two-year-old words! 🙂

  3. The language, the cuteness….I am missing out on all of it with my 2-year-old twin nephews!! My sis-in-law is in the hospital right now, pregnant, and due for her c-section on Monday. My brother made a video of the boys talking to their mom on the phone and posted it on youtube for her – ADORABLE!!

  4. It is hilarious how they start playing jokes and being silly with their words. Maggie likes to say the wrong colors on purpose. She gets this little grin and shifty eyes when she does it… oh man, we’re in so much trouble. hehe

  5. “I’m Ass-ix” LMAO!!!! I can’t quit laughing at that. That’s one thing I really really look foreward too, figuring out what Skyler calls herself. She’s the only kid in our family with a multi-syllable name. (Her cousins are: John, George, James, Jake, Jen, Ann, Nick and Jake)

  6. I know what you mean! The things that come out of their mouths are so cute and funny! The other day when Pufferfish was walking and bonked into a chair, hitting herself on the mouth, I told her, “Its tough being so little and low to the ground! You need to grow another foot!” She replied, “No, I need to grow another MOUTH!”

  7. Haha, aw! I love listening to James talk, too. Right now, he loves to be asked yes or no questions. He finds it fun to decide whether or not he should say no or yes, and he loves picking a reason to his answer. Never makes sense!

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