Peanut hit 26 months last week.
I sometimes wondered when I was pregnant with her if all of her firsts and the things she did would be as amazing to witness, considering I had just watched her sister do them. They were and they are!
She is such a funny little person. A couple weeks ago at school, her teacher told me she started a game where she hid a toy behind her back, and said, “Hiding,” and then all the other kids started doing it, too, and it lasted for 10 minutes. A few days later they told me how much more she’s been talking and how she runs the classroom. We were supposed to bring in an item that represents her for an “All About Me” project and when I told the teachers I was bringing hot sauce they were cracking up. She’s been a little spicy lately.
But so adorable, too.
She often wants to be held, especially when I’m cooking dinner. She lifts her arms up and says, “Hold you.”
She calls cucumbers hamburgers.
She tries to put her arms through her sleeves by herself and says, “I helping you.”
She is a great eater, but is starting to get a little choosier. I’m not sure if this is something she’s doing on her own, or if she’s picking up on her big sister’s pickiness.
“I do it!” is a big thing. (Her sister at this age would say, “By myself!”)
She talks a lot at home and at school, but rarely when other people are around. It takes a while even to warm up to her grandparents and aunts. But she will wave and talk to perfect strangers. “Hi! How you doing?”
She’s not as into clothes as her sister, so far, but she is obsessed with shoes, and jewelry.
She loves the dogs, and they tolerate the abuse.
She is really into “mine” and fights with her sister a lot, but she looks up to her so much, too.
Sleeping through the night was a long journey for her and, even now, she wakes up from time to time. Now, though, she is content to cuddle up with me and fall back asleep, and it’s a welcome change from screaming until we took her for a walk or a drive.
She is stubborn (a family trait) and 2 can be challenging. But she’s smart, hilarious and amazing. I wouldn’t have her any other way.