Sunday, July 10, 2011

Two Years

I don't know why they call this age terrible.


I mean, yes, Meg now has learned to throw fits, and has developed a scream that makes even banshees plug their ears and say "what was that noise." However, she hardly ever employs either. It's like, even at this young age, she knows you can get better results with sweetness than with shrieking. To that end when she wants to get out of her crib, or down from her chair, instead of demanding she simply looks at Ryan or me and says "I want to hold you." How can we resist that? Of course, the minute she's lifted down, it's just a quick "thanks, chump" squeeze, and then she's on her way. All we can do is chase after her and listen to her laugh.

Meg is now ridiculously verbal, to the point people think we're lying when we say she's just two. Full sentences just fall out her mouth now. It's not just mimicking either, because she uses them in proper context. Last night when Ryan was running her bath she came in, looked at the water, and said "Thank you so much. That's great." That's my pattern of speech, but she's adopted it as her own. The funniest moments though are when we are out at a restaurant. When the waitress asks how things are she always says "great, just great" -- which is what Ryan always says. When the bill comes she says "I'll get it." And then, when the credit slip comes she says "I'll sign it and we can go." One day we actually should make her pay.

Music is now a HUGE part of Meg's life. Any time we are in the car she says "I wanna listen to music." Not just any music though -- either hip hop, or They Might Be Giants. Oh, or Weird Al, thanks to her cousin. I guess I should just consider myself lucky it's not Justin Bieber.

Meg's eating habits are really the only thing "terrible" about her right now. There will be days when she eats so little I think she's protesting for India's independence. Then there are days she will only eat fruit, or goldfish crackers, or olives, or drink milk. Everything else gets pushed aside or dumped on the floor to the waiting dog.

Oh, she will always eat candy though. The other morning, right after she woke up she looked at me and said "I like candy." I guess she had been dreaming about it.

How we love our girl.

20 comments:

Tracy Lynn said...

I remember when my nieces where that age, for a period of six years or so they only wanted to eat angel hair pasta and shake cheese. Weirdos. :-)

Jill VT said...

Happy Happy 2 to Meg. I think the "hardest" age is between 1 and 2, so you are in the free and clear. She is just gorgeous, and sounds so smart too. You go Mama!

Granny Annie said...

You've got all of us in blogland loving Meg too:)

Don't worry, it will be a long time before she will actually pay the check. My kids are nearing 40 and still let us pay in the restaurants. However these days they do feign protest.

G said...

Speaking from extensive experience, it's only brutal if the child in question has the following three things going for him/her:

1) no verbal skills, thus he/she perpetually screeches .

2) has parents whose idea of discipline doesn't involve something basic as a swat on the butt but inolves lots of words that don't do squat.

3) has major separation issues.

Consider yourself truly blessed with Meg.

Cindy said...

Happy 2 years to your sweet girl! I cannot WAIT to read your post when she turns three...bwa ha ha ha

missohkay said...

So funny that she tries to trick you into getting her down. Smarty pants :)

Michon said...

Wow... 2 already? She's getting so old! But still cute as ever!

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm not surprised you love her so much, she's very loveable!

Oh boy the terrible twos! Have fun!

Wanna Bee said...

I love her too - smart girl!

Erin said...

Meg is adorable! When we were kids one of my cousins ate only mayonnaise for about a month. She's still alive.

Leslie said...

Oh Meg! YAY for her cuteness

Riot Kitty said...

So cute! And I know where she gets being verbal from ;)

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

Too precious. Sentences for young kids are hilarious! There's something off-putting about realizing you're having an ACTUAL conversation with a toddler.

makingmonkeysoup.com said...

That eating trick doesn't change for some time. Sometimes I really wonder if Mea is even eating enough to keep herself moving. Then the next week, she'll eat everything within her view.

She is so lovely. You and Ryan are lucky parents to have such a wonderful girl!

Scribe said...

Ahhh happy two years, Libby! It's amazing what kids come up with. My 3-year-old niece told her dad that he was being "very inappropriate" when he was joking about farts. And she went through a phase when she ate nothing but white and purple food.

Brent and Anne said...

What a cutie! She's a little grown-up lady! You really should take her up on footing the bill.

Three Cats and a Baby said...

Wow, I just can't believe she is 2. She is beautiful. And so smart!!

I think we need to get a dog for mealtimes.

for a different kind of girl said...

I LOVED the two year old stage! There's so much going on during this year that every day can seem like you're experiencing a brand new person in their tiny little body! You clearly have a pretty stellar two year old!

Princess Consuela Bananahammock said...

They Might Be Giants! "C'mon, c'mon and Meet the Elements." Meg has exceptional taste in music. And she's a crafty one too! <3

harriet glynn said...

I agree that 1 to 2 bites! Two is much better; although, my two-yr-old is TALL, and not super verbal. More of a one-word wonder so people tend to think he's older and then wonder why he doesn't answer their questions. But he's so charming and cuddly. Loving it!