Luke hit the 2 and a half year old milestone last week so I am writing a few wee thoughts for the sake of posterity. Despite his protestations to the contrary, Luke is a right chatterbox. He is on a continual loop of asking “Why?” about things. He is very observant and notices if I am wearing work clothes, or am wearing anything that he sees as being out of context. Nursery rhymes bring him so much fun at the moment. He loves singing and dancing to Dingle Dangle Scarecrow and some of his renditions would melt your heart with cuteness. Action songs of any sort are a real favourite and he also enjoys doing actions from stories.
Oh the Grand Old Duke of York…
The outdoors usually puts a smile on Luke’s face and jumping in puddles is still a well-liked pastime. It may be a bit of a long winter for him though, because he keeps mentioning wanting to go to the beach and paddle in the water! He says, “Next time it is a sunny day, Mummy?” He might be waiting a while!
2 and a half year old has just about picked up his colours. He is showing more interest in drawing and cutting out with scissors. I still usually spend at least part of the night sleeping beside him. Sometimes it is just an hour or so before it is time to get up, but sometimes it can be most of the night. It feels a small price to pay to buy me some more sleep! He still has a nap nearly every day around lunchtime. Luke can be very stubborn and really struggles to back down and apologise when he is in trouble. He certainly doesn’t give much quarter with his brother. Poor Scott is often at the wrong end of some hitting at the moment. Despite this, Scott is still the biggest source of excitement and imitation for Luke.
I took them to softplay last weekend and if Scott had spent the entire time playing with him, Luke would have been a happy boy.
7 and a quarter year old Scott is becoming a bit more of a poser for the camera…
Fortunately he is also a fan of the outdoors and a trip to the park is a great fit for both boys.Rouken Glen Park was lovely last weekend!
7 and a quarter year old Scott is definitely still football crazy and some of the matches that we seem to end up watching with him are bizarre! European football weeks mean that I have to start the morning by giving him a classified score update and he then reviews the goals over breakfast. 7 and a quarter year old Scott’s lack of morning urgency is still threatening to send me to an early grave… Scott is now at the age that when we have a day together, just the two of us, it can be really fun. We went to see Paddington 2 over the long weekend and it was nice to chat with him and spend time laughing together.
They are both hard work in their own ways and together they can be a handful, but they are how they are for such a little while.