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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Big Two

I have stepped out of my denial... and finally bought that sparkly candle in the shape of a 2. I have walked passed it in the supermarket at least seven times. Each time thinking I could just postpone buying it another week.
Now I sucked it up and put it in my cart. I was alone in the isle, so I bet nobody saw how hard it was for me to do so.

My daughter is growing up.

Becoming 30, 50 or even 60 is overrated, 2 is the biggest and most underestimated age barrier there is. She is no longer my baby. She has become my child. She has become a small human with wants and opinions, she decides that there are days she does not want to play. And days she does not want to go to the beach. And days she really really wants to eat cheese... a lot of it.
She picks her own clothes and tries to put them on - well that's only on those rare days that she's not running around naked all day long (oh the shame, the horror, a naked child... moehahaha).
She says "mommy is leaving" on the days I go to San Pedro with my husband and then asks for a hug.

I'm going to stop here because I'm all melancholy and infinite sadness, but yet strangely exited for what's to come.

Image: kevindooley on flickr



  1. Oh, I know only too well what you're feeling, I only wrote a blog just the other week about how my babies are just growing too fast, my second born son will be 1 next month. Its a blur, one minute he was this delicate newborn baby, now he laughs, stands, claps and waves bye bye, when did this happen? Ah well, what can we do other than close one chapter and open the other, I guess we just cherish every moment, and see where their journey takes us next.
    Sincerely CK

  2. Two was a really hard one for me too - I thought the same thing. "He's not my *baby* anymore!" But as we remind each other often, he will *always* be my baby :)

  3. Visiting from SITS.

    Okay, this made me sad because I have done the exact same thing. My baby will be 2 next month and I have to start planning her party which is usually something I love to do but for some reason this one is hard. I looked at the candles yesterday at the store and decided that I cannot buy one yet because she is not 2 yet. I have to get out of my denial soon....


  4. my daughter is turning two in July & I'm going thru the same thing! I still see my little baby when I look at her but, deep down I know that she's growing up on me!

  5. I just broke down and bought the sparkly "2" candle myself....

    I think I am more proud and happy that Abbey is growing into my child instead of my's not too bittersweet for me. One was hard for me, though.


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