Tigerlilly Quinn: Shaking the sillies out & some things about being two

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Shaking the sillies out & some things about being two


Wilf is now a little over two years old, well two years and four months to be exact. I stopped counting in months pretty much since he turned one as saying things like 15 or 20 months just got me confused and sounds a bit too much like maths. So it goes one year, a year and a half, two and now two and a bit.

Being two and being Wilf is pretty fun. This boy has the best sense of humour, he will throw a look just at the right moment or make observations on just how silly his folks really are (like when I got my coat caught on my dress) *sigh* 'oh mummy, why are you pretending to be a super hero?' *raises eyebrow and shrugs his shoulders*.

He is kind and mischievous and fickle and clever and oh so cute and adorable. He will run into my legs and burry his face in my skirt and tell me 'you are the best mummy in the whole wide world'. He will also have a complete meltdown at the end of the road when I was unable to change the colour of the car we passed that was just 'too blue'.

He is confident but wary of strangers and will tell any dog that passes him on the street that it is bad 'you bad dog!'. He will spend days refusing to eat anything but pasta and he will demand to wear his red wellies and socks even when it is boiling outside.

Pretending we are a menagerie of animals is one of the only ways I can make him hurry up on the way to nursery. You will often see me hopping passed the coffee shop and galloping passed the greengrocers in the early morning. Wilf is a child that is at home in a cafe, he knows where the counter is and will march up and demand 'babyccino please!' 'and a biscuit too?'. He loves listening to stories and will recount to the most amazing detail what happened in his bedtime tale, we are currently reading Babar fyi.

Every morning he will shout from his bedroom that the sun is up and will come running round the corner and into our bed with owley and panda tucked under each arm. Ready for a day of adventures!

When I found out I was having a boy I felt a little stumped, what did I know about boys? What do boys do? What do they like? The truth is I am girly girl. I was the little girl that loved dolls, and flowers and fairy dresses. Wilf likes cars and football and I struggled with thinking I should try and like these things too. I don't, I hate playing cars, but that's OK. Wilf also likes baking and 'crafting' and painting and singing (although lately I'm not allowed to sing, Wilf say's it's a 'bad noise'). He loves cuddles and stories and so many many other wonderful things we can both enjoy.

So it's OK that playing cars and kicking a ball can be something he can enjoy with Tom (so so thankful!). Being a mama to this boy is the most wonderful experience. At the end of the day if we are stuck for something to do we can still go to the park and take selfless and shake the sillies out*

*yes that is a Yo Gabba Gabba refrence

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29 comments:

Lucy said...

He sounds like an amazing little guy Fritha. You have to love toddlers and their amazing comedy timing with things, and their capacity for imagination is amazing. We often pretend to be animals when out and about to, I'm sure people think we're insane, but this age of innocence is so short and I love embracing it. x

Polly Davies said...

He's such a cutie!!! I love toddlers :) Mine were so funny at that age {well, they still are} He really is amazing <3

Katherine said...

Aw, lovely, I love the funny things they come out with, the bizarre things they get in a state about not so much, although they can be funny later on, Bagl gets upset when I can't mend a stick. I was also a bit stumped when I found out I was having a boy but as well as liking the usual so-called girl toys when I was a kid, I've always been a Lego/Duplo and train geek.

Katie@mummydaddyme said...

They are at such a wonderful age around this time aren't they? Mads is a bit bigger at three, but she is still so funny and a character. Can be a handful sometimes though and tests our patience beyond belief! Wilf is gorgeous! x

Bryony said...

Such a fun age, his little personality is really starting to shine! We have to do a similar trick in order to get Frankie to preschool, we pretend to be a racing car and have to 'zoom' all the way there!

Fiona Peacock said...

Ah this is a lovely post :) Wilf sounds awesome. Superhero indeed ha x

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

Gorgeous photos! He's such a cutie. Matt will definitely be the one to play cars with J! xx

Becky said...

Boys are ace aren't they?! I too wasn't sure what I would 'do' with one before I had one, but he loves doing much the same as his younger sister, but with a healthy (unhealthy?) dose of the London Transport System thrown in for good measure. I now never get lost and can tell you a great many South London bus, train and tram routes, and their numbers, which is quite useful. I love this age! Lovely pics too ;-)

Globalmouse said...

That's so funny that he says your singing is "bad noise"!! My 2 year old also tells me not to sing!! But I do love boys, they are such good fun. Looking forward to taking them both for a babyccino together! x

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

He's such a beautiful boy. I love your animals on the way to nursery. So many things have reconfirmed to me lately that play is the way through most things with children. Laurence and I fulfil gender stereotypes when it comes to parenting. He's very outdoorsy and sporty whereas I'm all music and books. I definitely want to mix that up a bit though!

Life With The Crew said...

I sing about shaking our sillies out a lot! And jumping, sliding, scrubbing... 18 months is pretty good too.
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Wild & Grizzly said...

Such a lovely update and such cute pictures. Hearing your kid say how much they love you or how great you are is the best isn't it! x

Mary Hamblyn said...

What a lovely post, it sounds like you have a lot of fun together :)
My 3 year old won't let me sing either - at least not until it snows (not sure about the logic behind that)

Laura Rocksteady said...

I love the superhero one - I can so imagine that - too cute. I know what you mean about being animals - I have had to do a lot of galloping to get places on time :)


Laura x

Gill Crawshaw said...

Two is brilliant - such a good age! You can really have an awful lot of fun together, can't you? Lovely photos (as always!) x

fritha strickland said...

it's so much fun! x

fritha strickland said...

haha I'm loving hearing about how everyone else is galloping about too! x

fritha strickland said...

haha thats so funny! I'm sure it must make sense to her! x

fritha strickland said...

it's the best best best x

fritha strickland said...

I agree! 18m is wonderful x

fritha strickland said...

aww thanks Adele, I so agree. Whenever I stop trying to force him to do things my way and actually get down on his level it works so much better! x

fritha strickland said...

so sorry we couldn't meet today, I love being a mum to a boy too, they really are so much fun! x

fritha strickland said...

Boys really are so much fun and I've also realised how close they are to their mummies :) I love that he's into the London transport system! x

fritha strickland said...

I love that! so glad I'm not the only one that has to resort to these things! x

fritha strickland said...

It just keeps getting better and better, of course it is hard work at times but I just love this age and I'm sure the ages to come! xx

fritha strickland said...

That's so funny about mending a stick! x

fritha strickland said...

aww thanks Polly! x

fritha strickland said...

yes! you are right they will never be this age again and I love embracing these times with him :) x

Erinydwi said...

Hehe the bit about you singing reminds me of when I was little and would say to my mum, "no mummy, no!" then put my hand over her mouth. :D

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