The picture above pretty accurately sums up the past several weeks. Though we're still one month away from his 2nd birthday, Beau is getting a head-start on the proverbial "terrible twos."
What is most shocking is how quickly his demeanor can change! One minute, he's asking for something, giving us the doe-eyes and saying (and signing) "please." The next minute, he's demanding something and when we say, "Show me your manners" or "How do you ask?," it's met with a fiery "nooooooooooooooo!" and a full-body flail.
We're (by "we" I mean me and hubs) learning to pick our battles. You don't want to wear pajamas? Ok. You want to use the potty? Yay! You'd rather wear a diaper? That's fine. You want a waffle for breakfast, but you want to eat it frozen? Whatever. You want to scream and hit and bite? Uh, definitely NOT okay.
But despite the tantrums and stubbornness, there are still plenty of moments of joy and belly-laughs and fun. I figure we've only known each other two years...we still have plenty to learn in terms of communicating...especially when one of us has just started speaking over the last 12 months or so!
If you are participating in this year's Project 52, leave me a comment and let me know...I'd love to link up with you!