Little Mr. Independant

I love weekends where it’s just us. You know, just the three of us with no “real plans”. They seem to be few and far between these days since we have been looking for a house for weeks now. That has totally consumed most of our weekends. We agreed to not even schedule anything this weekend so that we could just “be”.

It was lovely. We slept in. We lounged around. We played with Loganas much as he wanted. We moved at our own pace. It probably won’t happen again for a while, but this weekend was enjoyed from start to finish.

Now. I knew that my son was going through the “terrible twos” a little early. He’s now 14 months old. He’s an only child. It was expected.

This weekend he also started cutting his first set of molars. Of course this was double the fun. Little Mr. Independant (“Noni do!”) was showing himself beyond measure. He also had all of the attention all weekend, so that probably just made it worse. By Sunday night, this mama was ready for an early bedtime and a good book.

Don’t get me wrong. We LOVED our weekend. I love my guys! But now I know just how “on top of things” we have to be with this little guy. Give him an inch and he takes a mile. If you say yes once to anything, that means indefinitely…right? Wrong. It was a challenge, for sure. But WOW…the biggest challenge is to keep a straight face.

If he weren’t the funniest kid I know I’d probably have a different outlook. It’s everything I can do to not laugh at him when he is up to his shenanigans. He plans these things out to the smallest detail before he jumps in. You can see it coming. He doesn’t; however, plan his escape route very well as to what he will do once he is caught. THAT is the comedy. He tries his hardest to change the subject and will just pop in with something that he KNOWS is cute just to avoid the situation.

That’s why this stage is my favorite so far. His humor mixed with his conspiracy is perhaps the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. It’s not just the typical distraction method. He will pull the craziest things out of his hat when he’s in the hot seat.

I’m not sure what this means for the future. “Hold on tight” is probably our best defense mechanism with this one.-


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