Sunday, August 29, 2010

21 Months

I haven't taken many pictures lately. We're in a lull between summer busy and football busy, so I'm sure my camera will get a workout soon. Here's Logan after church last Sunday. He calls his belt a seat belt.

At 21 months Logan is smarter than ever. This is working against us. He officially started his "terrible 2s" about 3 weeks ago. I had no idea it would be so. . . .terrible! I keep joking that if he had started them any sooner we wouldn't have ever considered having another baby. Too late, huh?! Joke's on us!

In all honesty though, he is more precious than ever. God must know that to get through this time we needed toddlers to be extra cute and funny. I think we spend more time laughing every day and giving him adoring glances than we do being frustrated to the point of considering putting him up for auction on eBay.

"Don't like it." "Don't want it." "NO." These are phrases we hear several times a day just before he throws himself on the floor and uses the crocodile tears strategy to get his way. Once we do finally get him to say he's sorry (for hitting us - ugh) through his tears he gives us the sweetest, "I sorry" and hug. It's heart wrenching. Then WE feel like the bad guy.

We're reading books and talking to parents and are convinced we can nip this in the bud in the next few weeks. Haahahahaha. Seriously, we're being told this could last a few years. Excuse me? Needless to say, we're doing our best to find the most effective method for Logan.

Fortunately Logan's teacher has no idea this is happening at home because is a just a perfect angel at school (thank heavens!). He does "tattle" on people, we've noticed. If something is messy on the floor at school or at a restaurant he is quick to point out, "Simon did it." or "baby did it." And his teacher says she can tell if he's done something he's not supposed to because he will walk around with his hands over his face - "hiding." She is quick to look around and see what is out of place and to correct him.

I know I've said this before, but he repeats everything we say. Today Andrew drove us on all our errands and several times commented on women drivers. So now Logan is a little more sexist than he was yesterday. We are getting a kick out of saying things on purpose just to hear it from him. "forgeddabout it" (said like an Italian gangster) is our favorite.

Logan loves church. He walks in head held high, huge grin on his face, shaking the greeters hands and giving high fives. And at night if I forget to sing he says "Jesus" and reminds me to sing Jesus loves me. He repeats portions of our prayers and always says Amen. He knows which book on his shelf is his Bible and points to all the pictures and says "Jesus." It is such a joy as a parent to get to help mold his faith. He is truly a gift from God and we are so thankful that we were chosen to be his parents. God has big plans for your life Logan T.

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