Monday, July 24, 2006

22 months

(I wish I'd remember to do one of these monthly updates for John, Dooce-stlye, but sometimes it slips my mind. I wanted John to be able to read these one day and learn a little about his baby-life way back in 2005 and 2006. But just the fact that I forget every now and then is a testimony to my personality and my life's circumstances now, so see he's learning something through my forgetfulness. Did that make any sense? I didn't think so.)

So, you are the big 2-2 today, just 2 months before you are 2 years old. Wow. Time flies, baby. I have one word to describe you lately. Sweetie. You astound me with your sweetness most days. I wonder how you even know how to do just the right things to make me want to kiss you non-stop from dawn 'til dusk. Take yesterday morning, for instance. You were just waking up and you opened your little green eyes and looked at me all sleepily. I smiled at you and you got up on your little knees, leaned in very slowly, opened your little mouth (as you've learned to do this month when you do 'on-the-mouth-kisses) and planted a kiss right on my cheek). Very gently though. And then you went right back to laying next to me so I could wonder how in the world I got so lucky. Things like this touch me and make me want to cry on a regular basis. I wish I had some way to convey to you happy you make me every day.

You know what else? You crack me up, my boy. We were watching the Miss America pageant on TV Saturday night and you kept asking 'Mama?' when they would show the girls because that's just something you do, when you see women, you ask 'Mama?' and men, 'Daddy?' as if everyone
has to be someone's mama or daddy. So, for each contestant, you would say 'Mama?' and I'd say 'no, she's not a mama', but you'd still say really positively, 'Mama!', and then when it was time for the evening gowns, the camera would pan up from feet to face. And when it got just about to breast-level on the first contestant, you said 'Ma-mah!!', as if you were having a little mini-lust going on. A couple of contestants later, at the same point you said 'hot?'. I said 'no, I don't think she's hot', and you followed that with 'Hot Ma-mah!!'. Not sure where you got that from, but I can tell you your Daddy was proud. That was one of those 'That's my boy' moments. So, you're funny, yes.

A few of your most favorite things:

chocolate (see photo above)
pancakes (can-canks)
hot dogs (hot dawwwgs)
any kind of truck
horses (you call them 'Mani's', because of our horse, Amani)
outside (as always)

Thanks for keeping us all laughing and being the sweetheart that you are. Don't think we aren't thankful every minute of the day.


Anonymous said...

I wonder if part of this is that he is your son?! I adore my kids, but my son has such a special little place in my heart. He is sweet, passionate and loves his momma so very much. The feeling is very mutual!

John M sounds like such a joy!

chesneygirl said...

Aw, what a sweetie!

...and boy! I bet that chocolate mess was a joy to clean up!! ;)

DebbieDoesLife said...

Sweet!!! I love the list of John-isms. Those are precious.

DaniGirl said...

What a great post! Your love for John shines through in every word - he sounds like a wonderful little man!!

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Jamie said...

I am cracking up over the Hot Mamah comment! ;) What a cutie.

Mary Tsao said...

Sniff, sniff.

So sweet! Love the photos of him, too. I can really tell how he's transitioning from baby to little boy.

He sounds like a wonderful kid.

Amanda said...

What a sweetie!!! He is just so cute!!

Vee said...

That is one thing I didn't get, a sweet boy. I have to wrestle Code to the ground for a kiss. But then he'll write a note saying "You're the best mom in the world" and hide it in my pants pocket or purse. I'll take it anyway I can get it. BTW, you're son is adorable.

holli said...

sigh.. that was great. That was one of the better little testimonials I've read.

Petite Mom Blogger said...

That 22 month tribute was so sweet. My son is 2 years old and I know exactly what you are talking about. Mine says can cakes too and he LOVES them.

LAMommyof3 said...

How sweet! I love the proud Daddy moment - priceless!!

MarkD60 said...

Aw, you gave me the warm fuzzies.

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Cindy N. said...

Wow, what a sweet post. Ash used to do sweet little stuff like that, and then he grew up and turned into a man. And we all know how men are! Anyway, I still love him just as much. You are a very sweet mother and it's obvious how much you love your children. Lunch tomorrow! Yahooo!

Nicki said...

Love this! He is such a cutie!!

martie said...

Thanks for taking me down memory sons are now grown and there are times I wish all three of them were still John's age! John sounds like a real cute sweetheart...freeze him at this stage if you can!! LOL

Busy Mom said...

Very sweet! I have a John, too.

KristieSue said...

You have a very sweet boy there. I have one just a little younger 19 months and he's a sweety too. He's stingy with his kisses though.