When Logan was born, we busted out the "Milestone Calendar". It is a little calendar with stickers for all those fun "firsts" that baby (and mom and dad) will experience int he first year of life. There is a little sticker with a giraffe on it that says "First Dr. Visit". There is a sticker with an elephant on it that says "First Smile", and another that says "Slept through the night". There are 12 months full of "firsts". I love looking back at this calendar and remembering all of those amazing moments.
At the beginning of Logan's second year of life, I wondering, hmmm.... how come they don't have a milestone calendar for Year Two? Well, I had a lightbulb moment the other day. The reason why they don't have a milestone calendar for budding toddlers is because this is what the stickers would have to say:
"First time screaming NO!!!!!!"
"First time pushing over the neighbor girl and making her cry"
"First time saying "NO I DO IT!" when mom/dad are trying to help you with something"
"First time screaming MINE!"
"First time ROLLING YOUR EYES AT YOUR MOTHER BECAUSE SHE ASKED YOU NOT TO FEED YOUR DINNER TO THE DOG".
You get the picture.
Don't get me wrong, the second year of life is amazing actually. From 12 months to 24 months kids change from baby to full-blown toddler. It is pretty spectacular. Another big change is once they hit 24 months, they are no longer counted in age in terms of months! Can you believe that? By age two, you are just two.
The best thing that Logan has started doing in his second year of life is the hugs and kisses and cuddles. I wonder what the third year of life will hold?