Monday, March 22, 2010

Two Has Arrived

So, just in case the message that Michael has turned two hasn't gotten through to everyone yet, I present some evidence from this past Saturday...

About 90% of two-year-old fun involves creating a mess. Like reaching your tissue box and emptying it during nap time (somewhere I have a picture of Harper in very similar circumstances):


(What? I don't see anything wrong here, Mom.)

And then there's the oldie-but-goody called, "Take EVERYTHING off of your shelves!"


Harper claims innocence, but if she tried to stop him her attempts were clearly futile.

Along with an amazing capacity to mess-make, two-year-olds also come with an incredible tenacity. This tenacity can be inconvenient (any time we're late) but it can also be so enduring.

video

For extra two-year-old fun, go back and count how many times Michael said, "no," in that video!

5 comments:

Hillary or Ryan said...

Grady loves the "take everything off of your bookshelf" game. He occassionally plays "let's undo the entire roll of toilet paper" game. I feel your pain, and we have a few more months until he's two. We haven't hit the "no" stage just yet. But I'm sure we'll arrive there soon enough.

Emily said...

This looks very familiar - I've actually been thinking about a similarly titled post this week. Mine included multiple dramatic tantrums at the frustration when he can't do the buckle, including throwing himself facedown on the floor. Here we go...

CARRIE said...

Hey, that is my life! I can't believe how much Michael's hair is growing!

I especially like the "whack your head into everything hard throughout the house" behavior. That is popular over here.

JM said...

I LOVE the persistence!

samantha said...

That video it TOTALLY THEO! And don't you just want to jump in there and buckle it yourself? Or is that me just being impatient?

HAPPY SECOND BIRTHDAY MICHAEL! You're such a big boy now OMG!