Sunday, March 13, 2016
Boo2 - What the Eck?
Okay, so Boo2. He is a different character than JBB, not better or worse, just different. From the beginning he was on the go, you could never really hold him as he squirmed and squirmed - my Mum called him 'pass the parcel'. Within a week of him walking, he was running, he desperately wants to keep up with his big brother, he does everything JBB coes.
Last weekend, we had a family party at a playground which was awesome, we had a beautiful spot under a tree away from the hot sun and the kids could run wild. I saw Boo2 engaged in a battle with a kid twice his size. Boo2 was playing with a little dam wall and the bigger kid had come over to push him off so he could play with it. Boo2 hunkered down and held on to that dam and would not let go. Finally, the other kid gave up and walked off, I had a little chuckle to myself because Boo2 is one determined little business. I hung back to make sure all was okay and the funny thing was, this big kid obviously decided that Boo2 was worth playing with after that he took Boo2 under his wing.
One of my favourite things that I absolutely adore about Boo2 is his great capacity for joy. He has always been easy to make laugh and you can really do the same thing over and over again and he will keep on laughing, I love it. So does everyone else. When I pick JBB up from school and then we go get Boo2 from daycare, JBB loves to make Boo2 laugh in the car. Boo2's laugh could make anyone smile, it is mouth open, whole face engaged, head thrown back loud chuckles. It is one of the most gorgeous sounds in my life.
Since he was a baby, Boo2 has loved to go on slides and pretty much any climbing equipment in a park. Slides are his favourite by far though and he has this hilarious habit when he is so happy after a slide, he has to jump at the end. He will do it for hours, run around, go down the slide, jump for joy, run around again.
Today we went to a pool not far up the road that has a little frog slide into the water, even going down that slide, he goes under at the end, pops up and jumps for joy. Every time he does it, it makes me smile. I didn't know that 'jumping for joy' was a literal thing until Boo2 came along, bless him!! I told him today that when we go to Thailand in June that the hotel we are staying at has a little slide into the pool, his response 'awesome!!!'
So, the other thing that happened that has made me say 'what the eck?' is that I was walking down the sideway the other day and Boo2 pushed past me and said 'get out of my way'. I was very much 'how about you say excuse me?' and he pointed to me and said 'that's what you get'. Really!?!?! Then of course, JourneyMan laughed at the situation so I have heard 'that's what you get!' quite a bit lately. **sigh**