You are TWO! I absolutely cannot believe how fast time has flown. You are still a tiny baby in my mind but before my eyes you are growing into such a big boy. I’ve tried hard to hold you tight and keep you my baby… and you are having none of it. Thanks to your brothers, you are fiercely independent and want to make your own decisions and venture off with the big kids. You have little fear but thankfully, (for me and my anxious heart) enough caution to keep you from being too wild and reckless.
You still LOVE music and at most times you are dancing or singing. You know all of the words to the Mother Goose Club songs and some other favorites like The Hot Dog Dance. You always want to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or Mother Goose Club, but will give most tv shows and movies a chance.
You like dinosaurs, animals and making animal sounds. You love pointing out colors and you recognize numbers 1-10! You are doing so well with counting and the alphabet it amazes me. You also love talking and are a little shy with strangers but mostly in the smiling and flirting way. McGillicutty is your very best friend and you spend time every single night cuddling and laying with her. You let her lick you and she lets you climb all over her. You two seem to have a special bond! You love cookies and chocolate, pickles and mustard. You are not a big fan of vegetables or most things crunchy. We are still battling your food allergies and you have started to question why you can’t have certain treats. I try to keep egg-free alternatives around so you don’t miss out on treats your brothers get.
As sweet as you are, you DO have a temper! When you get angry you do it in a big, loud way. You are deeply hurt by small injustices and have a hard time getting over disappointments. Your brothers can be your best friends or your biggest annoyances depending on the day. You love to boss them around and tattle on them and they are pretty accepting of your attitude even though they don’t tolerate that behavior from each other. You are so smart and you have an amazing sense of humor.
I also think you know how unbelievably cute you are and you use it to wrap us all around your tiny fingers. Clark, you have such special place in our family. You are content and silly and hilarious to watch and listen to. You bring us all so much joy, I simply cannot imagine our lives without you. I can’t wait to continue to watch you grow. I hope this year is full of wonder and excitement, health and happiness for you my sweet Mishkee-Bishkee, ClarkyBoo.
I love you so much,