Keeping up to a two year old is hard work and now that I'm slowed down with my prosthetic and phantom pain Miles is hard work X 100. I'll give you an example of today. Wakes up goes to the kitchen won't eat breakfast just wants apple juice and cookies; after 2 glasses I tell him he has to have water and he then throws his sippy cup across the kitchen. While I nurse the baby he helps himself to 5 packs of fruits snacks while on his sixth I finish nursing and take it away and tell him no more. He hits me and throws himself to the ground with his blanket and cries. While I'm in the bathroom he gets in the fridge and tries to drink the half full coke and spills it all over the floor. I take it away and he hits me and walks through the spilled pop. Then I wash his sticky body while he kicks and screams. He gets into the toilet and fills his cup and starts drinking it when I find him. Later I find him in the fridge again with his tractors lined up inside and he's drinking yogurt from the large container. He gets his dads deodorant and takes and bite and then decides he doesn't like that and comes and cuddles with me smelling like a man. While I'm rocking the baby to sleep this afternoon and the older 2 kids are playing Ty asks where Miles is. After a search of the house comes up empty he is found outside halfway around the block in boots and his diaper. I also found an overly ripe banana squished into the carpet where he'd been playing with his tractors. I'll stop here.
Now he' sleeping but that was no easy feat as he climbed out of his crib 10 times before giving up and drifting to sleep. I take that back I just went to turn off the alarm that is going off in his room and I couldn't open the door so I pushed really hard only to find out Miles had fallen asleep in front of the door. Oh how I love this 2 year old!!
So this boy is pushing me to my limits but I'm glad he is. My missing leg is only slowing me down not stopping me from mothering. Since losing my leg Miles gets lots more horseback rides from me!!
Miles @ 2 years old
loves tractors, trucks, trailers
eats snacks, snacks and more snacks (not so much meals)
candy is his favorite food group
loves to wear boots and Lucy's high heels and ballet flats
gets into everything (ex. cupboards, pantry, fridge, bathroom)
attached to his giraffe blanket and striped bunny
defends his sister
loves to bath and pour water all over the floor
words: mama, dada, gramma, grampa, bye bye, ball
sleeps in his crib, but climbs out when he doesn't want to be there
reads books to himself
takes his diaper off all the time, but hates the potty
Love his mommy
loves his baby bother (give him lots of kisses)
love to go to grandmas house
loves to be outside
I'm getting better and I owe some of that to my 2 year old! He forces me to take care of him and for that I am grateful!!!