Warren is my two year old, my little monkey. He is stubborn, high energy and fearless. But he is also incredibly sweet, a great communicator and absolutely hilarious. Here are just a few things this week that had me shaking my head in amazement or rolling with laughter!
Warren is obsessed with all things Toy Story, especially Buzz Lightyear. Unfortunately his biggest Buzz is really meant for an older child and is a bit heavy. Consequently Warren drops him often and while my husband Joe has fixed him many times (yeah, with a soldering iron!) I think Buzz might have permanently lost his arm.
Warren (handing Buzz out to me): Buzz’s arm broke, mommy. Fix. Fix Buzz.
Me (inspecting) : Oh no, what happened? Uh-oh. Warren, I can’t fix this. He arm is completely off now and I’m not sure even Daddy can fix.
Warren: Dat ok. Wonder Pets fix. They fix Buzz arm.
Over the weekend Warren sees his cousin lose a tooth and gets to hold it. So next day he decides he needs to inspect my mouth.
Warren (grabbing at my mouth) : Mommy, I look in your mouth. I check your teeth.
Me (playing along): Um, ok.
Warren (trying to grab a tooth) Mommy, I hold your tooth. I hold this one. Pease?
While drying Warren off after his bath I noticed that his second toenail was completely white. I checked to see if it coming off and sure enough, it was really only attached at the bottom. I couldn’t help but feel bad wondering how long it was like that and how it happened. Joe being a runner has lost plenty of toenails so he trimmed it a bit and put a bandaid over it. Warren only said “ow” in his normal voice.
Next day Warren is sitting very quietly in timeout. I go to release him him and he innocently and nonchalantly says “Here, mommy.” and hands me the rest of his toenail before running off to play.
Warren has been on a big kick lately to do things himself, specifically climbing up into our van and into his carseat. Only, he can’t really get into the carseat by himself and has tried many times. So tonight I tried to help him yet again.
Warren: No Mommy, me do. I climb.
Me: Ok, you try.
Warren (struggling to get up then stops): Mommy, I can’t.
Me (offering him my hands to stand on to give him a boost): Mommy help.
Warren: No I climb. I do.
Warren (struggles again): Mommy I can’t.
I offer him my hand.
Warren: No I do. I do!
Me: I’ll help you.
Warren: (reluctantly): ooookaaaaay.