Matt turned 2 officially in the middle of January, but I would say he turned two behaviorally at 15 mos. Honestly, though, I love his silly self at two, but I laugh a lot, so maybe that's wrong. He's just totally adorable, not that I am biased or anything.
I really am enjoying two. I understand, well, I empathize that most of the things he fusses about are because he can't communicate well enough yet. I don't like being told no, nor do I appreciate someone trying to cut my nails without my consent. So I can come from a place of understanding. I mean, there is still the occasional I'm completely happy until mom showed me the wrong "caw" and now I am emotionally devastated moment. That's when I just laugh...poor kid. I can't help myself...but it's hysterical.
He continues to learn 4-5 words a day it seems...but in Matthewese which is basically consonants are optional. Like dump truck is duh truh. Tow truh, however is tow truck. It's very subtle and you have to pay attention 😂. Basically listening to Matt say words is like playing Wheel of Fortune, which he would probably pronounce "whee ah toon". He says most all sounds...so I don't have a single concern about speech or hearing. He does spend a lot of time still jibber-jabbering stuff. He talks to himself and laughs at his own jokes, which is only slightly disturbing...I mean it's still kinda cute and none of the pets have been harmed...
Oh, he thinks he is hilarious. He called BJ Ho-Ho for a couple weeks. He started calling me Mi-Mi which is his grandmother...I didn't appreciate it...and he just throws his head back and belly laughs when he does it. *SIGH* So funny...
I still honestly cannot imagine my life without this little goober. He's been such a blessing. I honestly can't think of a single time in the last two years that I have been sad for more than a fleeting moment, and it's usually because I feel torn between spending time on work/school or him. He is simply a living symbol of joy to me. His belly laughs (which are my absolute favorite sound in the world), determination, and sweet nature...we got more than we ever deserved in this kid. If this is terrible, I love it! Did I mention he was adorable, too?
I officially graduated with my MSN, passed boards, and start my doctorate program next month while job hunting. It's a barrel of fun, but I'm looking forward to warmer weather (Ahem..., anytime now...) and some more time with Matt-Matt in the interim. BJ is happily (busily) working at UT and teaching college courses as an adjunct, and enjoying his new hobby of carpentry...or as I like to say...an excuse to buy new tools...
Peace, Love, and Twoiest of Twos,
Matt facts at 25 mos...
Height: 2 ft 10 in 48%ile (OMG!!! Thanks Carnation Instant Breakfast!)
Weight: 25 lbs 1 oz 12%ile
Cuteness factor: 11/10
Fave Toy: Hot wheels caws,
Favorite Activity: Jumping
Favorite word: No
Relationship Status: Single
Toilet training: Completely incontinent
Residence: Home with parents (We don't have a basement, so he occupies a bedroom).