Recently, Ah Boy, as what we have affectionately called him, has been showing signs of The Terrible Two.
He is no longer the baby who give us no trouble and sits quietly to play his “car car” in the baby cot.
One fine night, he attempted a circus stunt and fell head long onto the floor because he refused to be confined within the walls of his Ikea baby cot. He used his toes as an anchor on the vertical bars and hoist his little body upwards (see photo below). Serious design flaw – Ikea!
At 17 months, he has become a destructive walking monster. After he is done playing with his toy, he would push them off the bed and watch it fall with great delight. My poor parquet flooring is now covered with floor mats and carpets to minimise the knocks and dents. And he will catch you eating a delicious meal and point in your direction, demanding to have a lion’s share of it. That is how he manage to eat 1/3 of my expensive share of Mao Shan Wang durian! The other 1/3 went to Brother Bee’s (my furkid) tummy.
His daddy is so worried that he would climb out of bed nowadays that he keeps a close vigil of him every night – until his new playard arrives.
Despite all these, it is fun watching your own kid grow.
Every parent has our own ideals on how best to bring up a child. Sometimes, my husband will bring home such ideas and we will discuss what works and what doesn’t. There is no absolute right and wrong in this. Some parents emphasize on discipline, whereas others emphasize on creativity.
I believe that a child has a lot of potential to learn new things – they like to imitate adults. The small little acts that you do each day has a great impact on their impressionable minds.
That is when I realise that he likes to pull my hairband off my head and put it on himself.
Oh terrible two – you can be such a sweet darling