Thursday, August 24, 2006

John M's 23 month old meme

One little month from the big two-year-old mark. Already.

Here you are washing your grandmother's car. You love the water, that's for sure. Wa-la, as you say. You love it so much that you fell into the pool earlier this month (with nothing to keep you afloat) and scared the ever-living-shit out of me. Don't do that to your mama; she's old and anxiety-stricken as it is. Anyway, you decided you were going to swing on the railing for the steps going into the pool and your hands slipped and next thing I knew, you were under water flailing about. I jumped in, clothes and all, and scooped you up and you just looked at me as if to say, 'What'd you do that for? I was trying to teach myself to swim'. In fact, that's what your sisters said, that it looked like you were trying to swim. You never cried, coughed, anything. Maw-Maw and I were having nervous breakdowns and it looked like you were ready for an ice cream or something. No fear, I tell you.

On the flip side, Anna decided to paint your fingernails and toenails last weekend. Blue. Because otherwise, it would be too girly, right? You loved it. Daddy didn't so much. You went for your first boat ride this summer the day the painting took place, and I looked at you at one point to see what you were thinking of the rough, bumpy ride. You were sitting up straight in the 'co-pilot' seat of the boat with your little hands in the air, nails toward you, just admiring your nice freshly-painted blue nails. You love them. I need to get a picture, huh?

I love the way you jumble up your words into little JohnM-sentences, something like this.
'I ride Daddy tows', translated to mean 'I want to ride with Daddy to see the cows'. I try to make you string together big, long sentences just to see how you will phrase things. One of my favorites is 'I wan hold Mama'. I dread the day I don't hear that anymore.

I love you Mr. John M., with your almost-two-year-old self.

17 comments:

martie said...

This is an awesome post. You need to print it out and save for John M when he has children of his own. It's very obvious how much in love you are with him and your girls. Makes a grandma feel good to see a mom like you!

Amanda said...

I think I am done with having babies then I read your blog about John M. Then I want to have a boy. Don't worry it's a good thing.

I loved this post!!! You and I are alike we just love our babies.

Froggie Mama said...

Awww!! Happy *almost* 2nd Birthday, John M! Where are you having his big bash??

I love this post!! So cute! And how fun for him to read this when he's older! :) Lil' Tad fell in the water LAST summer & ditto for scaring the shit out of someone!! LOL *whew!*

"Wa-la!" I love it! Absolutely adorable!! And every little boy MUST have their toe & fingernails painted at least once! Tad's were painted courtesy of his Aunt! ;)

Enjoy him while you can! They really grow up soooo freakin' fast!!

happy humpday, froggie mom!

Anonymous said...

Despite the blue nails, he is pure boy through and through. His fearlessness makes me fearful, and make sure to tell him today; the chicken finally got out of time-out, hungry and very sorry.
Love, Mom

holli said...

Oh my GAH - that is too cute that he had his nails painted blue.. we need a pic of that!!!

Can you come send him to wash the Shreksplorer??

I love the backwards holding phrases.. Faith still does the same thing.. "I wanna howed you." Love it.

chesneygirl said...

What a fun post!!

Love love LOVE the nails/boat story...TOO funny!!
My husband would have a FIT if my sons nails were painted...I should try it just to see the reactions! HA!

momyblogR said...

Ok. my car needs a washin' and after that we can go see our tows, lol! Yes, thank goodness the girls selected BLUE as to NOT be too girly, lol!

Shash said...

What a cutie pie! When I used to paint Em's nails (she'd be around 2) her older brother who is only 18 months older would want his painted too. So I'd paint his toes and drive my hubby crazy! Great memories - thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

He's so cute and I can't believe he's almost 2.. Time flies doesn't it? I'm in the same boat with ya, as far as those little boys stealing our hearts. Great post.

love ya,
erica

Greta said...

they just grow up waaaay to fast.....he is adorable girl

Jamie said...

The nail painting is too cute...he'd probably be really mad at you some day if you do get a photo of that!

MarkD60 said...

You should get a voice recorder and recoed some to that John M Speech! You'll treasure it later!

Lisa M. said...

I loved this. Such a cute idea. What a Mom you are.

Erin said...

Aw, what a sweet (and daring) little man you have. The Boy loves his nails painted too. Sigh.

Laurie said...

I love the little sentences that the little ones come up with. Anthony likes to say, "You hold you, Mommy!" I'd love to see THAT one happen.

Mrs. Flinger said...

How fun to read another toddler about the same age as LB. She's 22 months (and a bit) and I TOTALLY didn't do a meme for her. Bad mommy! And see? John M will always have this to remember that time he scared the living shit out of you.

(Note to self: Posts to use as blackmail later.) heh.

Nicki said...

I love these little letters to John M. He's so sweet. :)