I’m exhausted. Soos in moeg. By 9 o’clock I crash. It’s probably because we are so busy at work. Then also generally moms are tired. Goes with the territory I suppose 🙂
I have thought about writing a post about my little Zander. About how exhausting he can be. How challenging. How typically two.
I think I was spoiled by Quintus and Jason. They were near perfect toddlers. Tantrums was something I knew nothing about.
Zander is not that. He tantrums. He often doesn’t listen. He wants. Everything. Especially if it’s something Jason has. He can cling to me and push me away at the same time.
It’s exhausting. It is also very much normal two year old behaviour. Mostly though he is a sweetie. He loves sport and anything ‘boy’. He melts my heart when he holds my leg and says “Lief jou Mammie” (Love you Mommy). I adore the way he talks. I love how he asks where everyone is, mostly not forgetting anyone (including his dog).
I love this child with my entire being. I want to protect him from myself others who may expect of him to act older than he is. I often hear myself say “He’s only two”.
My baby boy, you won’t always be ‘only two’. Soon you won’t want or need my protection. I hope that then I did well enough with the little toddler You. The one the continuously challenges my parenting.
Photo by Jason de Bruyn