Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Power of Two

Is it Friday yet? *sigh*

Little Brother, who will turn two sooner than later (AHH! BRIEF FREAK OUT MOMENT), has been obsessed lately with having two of EVERYTHING.

Apparently, both of his hands must be occupied at all times. (I can't think of anyone else in the family who likes to keep busy. *smirk*)

He is also not ashamed to let you know when he has a free hand.

Just this morning, I was carrying him in the kitchen, getting his milk. I opened the cabinet, got a cup out, and started to turn towards the fridge when he shrieked, "I want two!"

"Double-fisting at an early age are we?" I thought. "Only if you plan on washing the cups yourself, my little man. :)"

No matter whether it's food (chips, crackers, or so called "fuh-fries" (anything cyllindrical)), or toys (cars, bouncy balls, etc.), or blankets and stuffed animals for bedtime, he's got to have one for each hand.

The other day, the Brothers' Big and Little were outside playing with Mom-E. Two trucks drove by back-to-back, and Little Brother pointed and exclaimed "Two trucks!"

Then a few minutes later, another vehicle hauling (only one) lawn tractor came by :(. Little Brother immediately blurted out in frustration, "I want TWO tractors!"

Even though he can't officially vote, his fixation with "two" suggests he thinks that we're having twins. We'll just have to tell him he will have two siblings after Bab-E is born.

See you on Fatherhood Friday,

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  1. shouldn't there be a 2nd post to go with this? I want two.

  2. First of all, I must say that Busy-Dad-E is obsessed with twins...haha. Hopefully someone in our family will have twins at some point to satisfy your craving for TWO babies! haha I think Little Brother's need for two is so cute! I think its great that he understands what two means! So cute! Love,. Aunt-E

  3. I can imagine what Little Brother will be like when you come home with one baby. "I want TWO!" And does Busy-Dad-E secretly want two . . . babies? Two year olds, they really are a lot of fun, even when they want two of everything.

  4. My 2 year old is at this same stage. Whether there is 2 of something or not he says "oooh 2". If there's a motorcycle beside us on the road he says "2 cycles". He doesn't require 2 items at a time, but he has double vision...

  5. Cute post. I can just hear Little Brother, "I want two tractors!" We had such a good time with Big and Little Brothers last weekend. I think they had a blast two. (too)

  6. Little Brother was VERY insistent on the two tractors. He even stomped his foot in frustration when only one went by. What a little stinker!

  7. Just be glad he hasn't learned about 3 yet!