Jude is 2!
Our 2 year old Jude is rarely ever seen without car or construction vehicle in his hand or close by. Most meltdowns happen when he either: sees a car at a store and we won’t let him buy it, wants another kids car that won’t let him have it, or when we won’t let him bring 7 cars into the crib with him (usually including his giant dump truck).
The words are continuing to explode from his mouth. He can put together so many phrases and instructions. He can direct Luke and I during playtime. ‘Dad sit’, ‘Dad push’, ‘Mom do’, ‘Baby NO’, etc. He has picked up so many things from me like ‘how about this’, when we are deciding what to play or eat.
Our biggest discipline problem with Jude at the moment is him running away from us at the park. I am totally cool with him running but its when he runs towards the street or when its time to go home that I get pretty short with him. He’s fast and I’m usually holding or pushing Toby so it usually ends in my dragging him home under my arm and into time out.
On vacation cousin Robby introduced us to the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse song and now Jude is obsessed with it and the show. He asks for ‘Hotdog song’ all the time and will often randomly call out ‘Ohhh Toodles’.
When Jude wakes up he’s usually not too hungry. He’d prefer to have a bit of milk and play instead. So we’ve gotten into the habit of stopping at 7-11 for a steamed bun on our way to the market after Dad leaves for work.
Jude is really getting the hang of all the big brother stuff. It’s so awesome watching them together. I won’t ever forget all the tough times we had in the first few months but it has certainly been worth it as these two have already developed a very close and special bond.
Something new this month we have been practicing a lot this month is sharing. If Jude wants something Toby has he says ‘Baby share?’ and then will swap a toy with Toby. It’s been going quite well so far and last weekend he had me help him facilitate a ‘share’ at the sandpit with another toddler.
We decided the new rule will be one present for birthdays. This year we decided to get Jude a push tricycle and he hates it! I am learning that just because he wants to ride on everyone else’s bike doesn’t mean he wants one. Other people’s stuff is much more desirable! Anyhow, it was a fail so we decided we will re-gift it to Toby on his 1st birthday.