Monday, October 27, 2008

The Cuteness of Michael

Michael has many very cute moments. These are to help me have patience in the screaming-frustrated-I'm-almost-two-and-I-know-what-I-want-except-when-I-don't-know-what-I-want-in-which-case-I-want-you-to-guess-and-if-you-get-it-wrong-I'll-have-a-screaming-wailing-kicking-world-is-ending-tantrum moments. A few highlights from the last week:

One day as I was taking Michael upstairs for his nap, he pointed to my room and said, "Mama, cuddle?" How could I resist? (Now that he knows that word and has used it to his advantage, he often yells "cuddle!" to be rescued from his crib in the morning).

He says "Thank you" completely unprompted any time you give him something. When we went to our ward trunk-or-treat he would say, "Treat!" and then "Thank you" to every person who gave him candy. All the way home he kept repeating "Treat! Thank you!" "Treat! Thank you!"

This afternoon, following tantrum-of-the-day number 57, out of complete exasperation I asked him, "Michael, what will make you happy?" He paused from his wailing for a moment and said hopefully, "Daddy?".

In the morning he will say "See ya!" and "Love ya!" to his daddy.

He gets so excited by the sound of airplanes or trucks that he will put his hands over his ears (I assume to show me he hears something) and yell "Airpane!" or "Guck!" and run to the nearest window. He says new words every day. It amazes me how much he is learning.

When he is angry about being in his crib, he will throw his blankets and cup over the side. Tonight I went into his room to tuck him back in after he had fallen asleep. I found him curled up at the end of his crib, peacefully snoozing and looking like a little angel. It was a good moment that reminded me how precious he is - a nice end to a long, hard day.


Megan B said...

Those special moments really keep the momentum alive in motherhood, I think. Such a sweetie!

Sara said...

Awww. What a cutie. :)

Sarah said...

For me, they are the moments that j m Barrie refers to as the "memories" that will be our "roses in December".

I often think that the meltdowns would overwhelm me entirely if it weren't for these gems that save my sanity!

fiona said...

Amen. Those two extremes are exhausting and exhilirating. Michael sounds so cute, I wish we could all get together again. We're getting into tantrums here, too, just in the last week or so. Mostly Nuala...And she yells "owie!" over and over to get me to come get her more quickly. Hasn't she heard the story of the boy who cried wolf?? ...actually, no. I should tell it to her.