Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Connor's Sensitive Side & Happy Place

Connor is smack dab in the middle of the terrible twos and honestly, most days with him are hard. He can understand everything we say but he's testing his limits over and over. He's a runner and a joker so by the time Mike gets home, my nerves are often shot. Every now and then I catch glimpses of how he will be in the future. Last week after preschool drop off, he and I went to Hobby Lobby, Chick-Fil-A and the library with no tantrums. He stayed with me and didn't even throw a fit leaving the play area at Chick-Fil-A. I was so excited and proud of him but of course the next day he threw fits the entire time during a trip to Target. It's like parenting Jekyll and Hyde (I'm rereading a post I wrote about Grace at this age and it's very similar to what I'm dealing with now!)

When my parents were in town recently, he was an angel while Grace was at preschool and he got his grandma and papa all to himself. He surprised us by grabbing one of Grace's baby dolls and asking to taking care of it. He gave her a bottle, got a diaper for her and cuddled her all without being instructed to. He has been carrying this baby around ever since and sleeps with her every night.

He fell asleep holding the baby's hand at nap time the other day. How cute is this??

We were at Chick-Fil-A this morning and he was obsessed with all the babies and waved at all of them multiple times. It's so sweet to see my normally rough and tough boy show his sensitive side.

While my parents were here, we loaded him up into the car for a trip to one of my dad's favorite places, Bass Pro. It is definitely Connor's happy place. He was in heaven for hours!

He climbed on every single ATV and boat that he could. We took him there thinking he would like the fish but he barely glanced at them. He ran right back to the line of vehicles and sat on each one.

He made papa sit in the vehicles with him while he happily pretended to drive.

It was quite a scene when we finally had to drag him out of the store. I know that 2 is a hard age and it is a short phase in the scheme of things, but I'm ready for it to be done. And please don't tell me 3 is harder than 2! 3 was a breeze for Grace compared to 2 so I'm praying that the's case with Connor.

What has been the hardest age for your kids? 

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