Today is the second, which is the perfect day to write about age two. And, lucky you, I’ve got a couple of stories!
I am two years and five months older than my younger sister. For most of our lives, we’ve fought like cats and dogs, although we do seem to get along better now that we don’t live under the same roof. I’m glad, because we’re all each other has left of our immediate family (by which I do not mean the families we’ve created for ourselves with our husbands, both of whom we love very much).
I digress. I do that a lot. Anyway, rumor has it that once upon a time, like say, before she could walk and/or talk, my sister and I actually got along pretty well. Turns out I was a helpful little stinker. Too helpful, even. See, we had this grate in our hallway floor upstairs for the furnace vent and apparently I liked to help change my sister’s diapers at the tender age of two and a half, whether she needed a diaper change or not. Being a wee lass, I was not exactly up-to-speed on the proper diaper disposal techniques, so I lifted the grate and chucked them down the vent.
Cricket is now a very helpful, sometimes too helpful, toddler of two. He enjoys helping me change Thumper’s diapers, though he and Thumper are closer in age than my sister and I. Thank goodness, though, that Cricket hasn’t yet taken it into his head to change Thumper’s diapers by himself – I have a hard enough time convincing him to keep his own diaper on during naps and at night. For some reason, he thinks he’s old enough to go commando. A couple of times, it’s resulted in a very large, very smelly mess in their bedroom. It even led to a failed attempt at potty training. I swear my kids are plotting to drive me loony. Still, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Wait, I take that back. I would change one thing. I’d be a lotto winner – then I could afford the diapers.
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