Monday, August 20, 2012
My Darling 2 Year Old
We had the most wonderful 2nd birthday for our darling JBB yesterday. He woke at 6am as normal and we hung around together while JourneyMan had his sleep in for the week (we take it in turns of having a sleep in on the weekend days), only until 8-9 but that is a massive sleep in for both of us!! I love my ‘Mummy and JBB time’ it’s so special, especially on his birthday. I made him a train cake and stored it in the pantry over night – I showed JBB in the morning and he was over the moon about it – he kept wanting to go back and look at the ‘choo choo’. Finally, we (okay me) got sick of waiting for pressie corner and we went to wake up JourneyMan. JBB was shouting ‘corner, Daddy, corner’.
He didn’t really know how to open his pressies but by the end of the day, she sure knew how to rip into them and see what was inside. We spoilt him with Thomas the Tank engine sheets and plate and cup set, finger puppets, a cloth tunnel, some building blocks and a small cubby house for the backyard – he was delighted with all of his presents, which made us delighted too.
We had our families (21 adults and 7 kids) around for a party. Usually I stress out big time before parties and don’t really look forward to them at all, mainly because I think that I am a pretty shy and private person and being out there talking to people is pretty stressful, – even with family. I also think that I worry about what people will judge me with – is there enough food, is it nice, was it fun or crap, is the house a disaster? I did start stressing earlier in the week because there was so much to do
but I decided to not worry about it and the good thing was, I really didn’t. I also thought that if people want to judge me because there are some things out of place in the house, it is more about them than about me. I didn’t run myself into the ground cleaning and I had chosen to get food and balloons delivered to make my life easier. It worked, I was really organised, the cake was great fun to make and decorate and I think we all had a great time.
I was worried that JBB might be completely overwhelmed with the experience because he is quite a reserved kid and is very shy around most people, even family that he sees fairly regularly. He was asleep when most of the people arrived and when he woke up, he sat with JourneyMan until he was ready to join the party. JBB was a super darling the whole day. He is such an easy going kid. The other kids would take his toys from him and he wouldn’t cry or throw a tantrum – he would go and find something else to play with (or I would make the kid give it back to him – though I tried to just watch). He had such a wonderful time, chasing bubbles and blowing out the candles and showing everyone his cubby house! He had an early night and slept right through and was ecstatic to wake up to all his presents again today.
He is such a special presence in our lives – he brings me joy every day. I know I am going to miss my boys so much when I am in Thailand – it is such a wrench to be away from them but it is all in a good cause and hopefully this cycle will be the one that completes our family!!