Our two older daughters never prepared us for the “terrible twos” since both girls were quietly playing with their dolls, coloring, drawing, watching cartoons and doing typical girly activities with minimal mess. Our six year old still loves to clean, whether it’s her mess or not. Lets just say, we were spoiled! We were in denial! The Terrible Twos Are Real and they’re here to stay! This is Vincent’s show and we’re just in the audience.
The other day he taught himself how to drink out of the faucet in the bathroom sink and was loving every second of it. We watched him in awe as he drank the water, smiled and laughed, getting all excited with each time. We took a few photos, as we do every time he learns something new. My husband went to the front door to grab the mail and I turned my back for not even a minute to order dinner and when I walked back into the bathroom, Vincent was standing INSIDE the toilet! Yes, that’s right! Inside! And he had the biggest smile on his face when he saw me, as if to say “look what I can do mommy”. I finished placing my order, made sure to take a photo to show his future wife one day, scooped him out of the toilet and brought him up to the bath. This is truly a typical day in our home. Sure the toilet incident was so far a one-time deal but Vincent getting into a mess that results in a bath is truly a common occurrence and expected. He especially loves to do mischievous things in front of his father just to see what theatrics daddy will perform.
He loves to climb, jump, throw, run, laugh, play, smile, and hug… he’s loud, makes a mess and loves to explore. To some people this might seem overwhelming but not to me, I’m loving every moment with him. Every new milestone is celebrated, every moment is absorbed and etched into my brain. Vincent is learning at his own pace and his journey has shown me that life is not a race but a stroll so stop and smell the roses.
And that’s exactly what I’m doing!