Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summertime, and the living is easy.

I'm the mom of an almost 20 month old, and a 2.5 year old. And I have to say, I'm loving it. They are great. Maggie definitely has opinions (STRONG OPINIONS) and is sort of an asshole at times, but I love it. I love watching her assert herself and make her opinions known even though she isn't really talking all that much. Every once in a while I worry I little about the lack of talking, and then she looks at me straight in the face and says - "Ice Kem, mama!' and walks over and opens the freezer.

There is that.

And Cameron is totally getting into imaginative play - which couldn't be more fun to watch. Like at the beach on Sunday, they have a big dock on the beach. It's a new floating dock that they just haven't put in the water yet. He is playing around on the beach, and notices it. He walks over, crawls under it... I walk over to make sure there isn't TOO much trouble he can get into, and he tells me it's his workshop and he is fixing things. Then Maggie comes over and he puts her to work - FIX DIS MAGS.

I also started having a 'real' dinner in the dining room each night. Which I love. Aaron likes to eat in front of the TV, and I kind of hate it. I haven't been pushing doing family dinner - but then I started noticing that Maggie eats so much better when we sit and eat with her. So, just last week I started making one dinner for all of us. Cam helps set the table, Maggie helps put ice cubes in every one's glass... and we eat together. It's fun. I like it, even if Cam maybe sits for about 10 minutes totally before he asks to be 'cuzed? Pez?'. Adult conversation is interrupted every two words with random toddler observations like 'Mama! I drinking MILK!'.

So yeah. Is having two toddlers a lot of work? Yes. But watching the little people they are turning into is pretty awesome too.


kate said...

i love family dinners! even tho i end up scarfing my food at the end of the meal bc i've spent the entire dinner supervising squirrly toddlers, i think it's worth the extra effort. glad you guys are enjoying it! :)

HereWeGoAJen said...

I love toddler observations. Elizabeth is having a snack right now and she is sticking her fairies into her milk.

Carrie27 said...

We always eat at the table together it is stressful and involves various commands for sitting down, but it's our "chaos."

BrandiH said...

Family dinners are amazing! I need to get back to doing them. My DH also enjoys eating in front of the TV and it drives me nuts, just don't have the energy to fight it.

The observation out bursts and imaginative play is so much fun! Lilli has been "playing house" forever now and I never get sick of watching her.