He is still mostly sweet, but boy have we hit the terrible twos in a fast and furious kind of way. It's almost like he enjoys stirring up conflict and we just don't understand. We're all praying that this is a very short season.
Another season we've hit is too much of a deja vu. He has been waking up in the middle of the night for the past week every night again. I'm hoping it's just his two year molars because I forgot how miserable it is to not have sleep. One positive effect is that he's taking longer naps during the day, but I'd rather have nights if I have a choice in the matter.
One thing that's happened over the past couple of months is that he gets excited to see certain people his age! This is kind of a milestone, because for awhile he just ignored other kids and preferred adults. His two favorite friends right now are Margaret and Owen who live one street over and belong to friends of ours from church. He's sandwiched between them in age and I just love their mom so it all works out perfectly!
Speaking of being all boy, he's totally got a thing for tools, too. I think his Daddy has had something to do with that. At least once a week he'll say, "Be right back, Momma. Get the screw-driber." And he'll run to Daddy's tool box and be back at his train table "fixing" trains.
"Oh! Do today Percy?"
"Went to church!"
"Okay. Be right back. I'm going on the road."
"No! Cars go on the road."
"Ooohhh noooo... I fell down!"
"Help Thomas! Oh no!"
Sometimes the trains tell each other, " I love you!" and give kisses and I think that's kind of sweet.
He has started to have some interest in the potty. He's sat on it a couple of times with no accomplishment... but I'm really not too worried about pushing him. That's a fight I don't want to enter into just yet! Unfortunately in our "potty education" he has learned that things magically disappear in the toilet. This morning I asked him to go throw a piece of paper away... and I heard the toilet flush. Oh, boy!