Alex gets really mad (obviously) when it's time to turn the bath water off. She gets really mad about a lot of things these days...I love that when she doesn't get what she wants from me she cries for her daddy.
Sometimes I really don't know how I will survive the terrible two's. And I think, "Do I really have to go through this with every kid we have?" But then there are other moments that melt my heart...moments that I wont always have with her, and just the thought breaks my heart and brings tears to my eyes.
I love the way Alex always says, "I love you, mommy. I love you too."
And right now my all-time favorite thing is singing songs with Alex when I get her tucked in to bed. She stares up at me from her pillow all "wrapped up" in her blankies and belts out in her sweet little voice "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" "I Am Like A Star Shining Brightly" and "Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam" Life doesn't get any better than this - that is what I think as she sings with me every night...my heart could not be more full of love than it is at this moment.
Then, last night as we were getting Noah ready for bed he got a bloody nose. He gets these a lot - partly because he is ALWAYS picking his nose. He gets them pretty bad too. He usually freaks out about it and wont let us plug his nose but last night he did pretty good. I was still annoyed though, because he'd been picking, and now I had blood on my couch, bathroom rugs, clothes. Anyways, we got it stopped, for the most part, and I finished reading him books and getting him ready for bed. After he brushed his teeth I gave him some tissue to take to bed with him. Here's how our conversation went:
Me: Noah I want you to take this tissue to bed with you in case you need it. If your nose is bothering you don't pick it, use this tissue, ok?
Noah (with a sweet smile and arms opened wide for a hug): Mom, you always know just what I need.
I couldn't be happier