Sunday, March 16, 2008

Two Years

"She's two."

Over the past month it seems as though we've been answering a lot of questions with the same answer: she's two.

Q: Why is she rolling around in the floor like an epileptic over a blue Dora Cup?
A: She's two.
Q: Why is she making a sound that is strikingly similar to Chewy from Star Wars?
A: She's two.
Q: Why does she insist that a school bus is white when she knows darn well that it's yellow?

Well today Little Bit you really are two. 731 days old. Wow, when you think about it like that, we haven't even broken a thousand yet! Everyone has been warning us about the terrible twos. Well I've got news for them, I think we've already been there and we're still there. I don't think our old friend Sigmund Freud could analyze or even begin to understand the logic behind your two year old brain. Sometimes it's quite hilarious and your daddy and I will find ourselves telling anyone who will listen wacky stunts that you've pulled. Other times we wonder how Jeffrey Dahmer acted when he was two. Were there signs that he was going to be completely nuts and literally eat finger sandwiches for a snack?

You aren't anything if your aren't extreme and a chorus of contrasts (oooo that's deep, go mama). Happy as a clam one minute, tears steaming down your face the next. Miss Independent on Monday and totally and completely depending on us for everything on Tuesday. My best friend in the word, to if I had to guess, putting me in the same class as the Wicked Witch of the West and the Butcher of Baghdad.

It seems as though I've been waiting since the day you were born to turn two. When you're two you can do gymnastics. When you're two you can wear big girl undies. When you're two, you can sleep in a big girl bed. But now that you actually are two, I find myself thinking back to the tiny baby that you were. Five pounds and fifteen ounces. How was I to know then what an amazing little 2 year old you would become. How was I to know that you would love to sing more than anything in the world. Or be known for your pigtails. Or make me laugh every single day of my life.

Over night it's as if you turned into a big kid. Saying complete sentences, using the potty. You know what cracks us up? You'll concentrate so hard to learn a new song or steps to a dance. But when anyone tires to teach you colors or anything that doesn't go to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle or sung by the Fab Four of the Wiggles you get pissed. And I use such a strong word because that is the exact emotion that exudes from your little body. 

You've given us another wonderful year. One that has kept us in stitches with laughter and one that's made your daddy loose some hair and me to gain some gray. Life sure is different with a toddler compared to baby. But we wouldn't have it any other way. "We love this crazy tragic, sometimes  almost magic, awful beautiful life." 

(details on the little shin-dig to come!) 


Maria said...

Happy Birthday Sophie! I love the giant cupcake birthday cakes.
The time just flies by so fast. She will be off to college before you know it.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sophie !!! Boy does time fly....they were just babies the other day :-( I miss you guys.

Anonymous said...

CHERISH THESE TIMES! Before you know it, she'll be starting Kindergarten...then Middle School...and before you know it, she won't need you anymore. In fact, she'll be embarrassed by you. It's a hard pill to swallow. I am trying to choke it down myself.
Little Bit is such a dollbaby! And don't ever stop with the pigtails. They totally fit her personality!

Janice said...

Kim, you write the most beautiful and funniest letters to Sophie!! I started getting all teary eyed while reading it! I can't believe Sophie's 2! Happy Birthday, Sophie!!!!!

By the way, the cake turned out awesome!

Neurotic Att'y said...

Happy birthday, Sophie! I wish your mommy would bring you in to see us some day. I would love nothng more than to hear you sing!

Shana-Lynn said...

Happy Birthday Sophie!! I can't believe you're two either.

Give us details on the party soon, love that cake!

Paula said...

Happy Birthday! I hope we get to see you when we are down in Charleston in April

Jonathan's Mommy said...

I'm teary eyed too! That was so sweet! I didn't know until this post that she and Jonathan started out almost the same size--he was five pounds thirteen ounces!

I love the b-day card and the cake (of course). Janice did an awesome job!!

Megan said...

Happy 2nd b-day, Sophie!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sophie B. You are the sweetest child in the whole wide world and we love you bunches and bunches. Kim you amaze me sometimes with your writing, it's just beautiful.