On the Subject of Two-Year-Olds, Part 5 ~ Two-year-olds have enthusiasm and great appreciation for “the little things” in life.

| November 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

It can be inspiring to see the world through the eyes of a two-year-old. So many regular experiences we take for granted bring immense joy to them. To them, the little things are big things.

These include, but are not limited to:

– Finding a huge stick to carry on a walk

– Licking muffin batter off the spoon

– Getting to wear an adult’s sunglasses

– Babybel cheese

– Getting outside in time to see the garbage truck in action

– Stuffing leaves in the sewer drain

– Trying the mail key in every keyhole at the community mailbox

– Getting their hand stamped after an activity

– Watching their freshly-washed prized stuffed buddy bouncing around in the dryer

– Hearing their favourite book for the billionth time

– Hearing their favourite song for the billionth time (I used to like Great Big Sea’s “Run Runaway”…)

– Playing Sleeping Bunnies for the billionth time (“hop hop hop…” I’ll be hearing it in my nightmares)

– Pressing the elevator button, doorbell, and buttons in general

– Flushing the toilet

– Putting more toilet paper in the toilet… and then flushing it again

Many of these Favourite Things go under the umbrella of tasks they can do “BY MYSELF”; a VERY big deal.

Watch out, though, if you ever dare rob them of these little joys, intentionally or otherwise. Oh dear. One day we were out and about, heading towards an exit, and Big Bro was on his usual mission to press the button to open the door. The poor gentleman who was kind enough to open the door for us didn’t know what hit him.


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Category: Babies and Toddlers, Family

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I am a lifelong (award-winning!) cartoonist and mother of two delightful boys, aged 7 and 5. I like to view today's adventures in parenting as material for tomorrow's cartoon. Looking at family life through "cartoon-coloured glasses" helps me keep the all-important sense of humour required for raising kids... even for the events that don't seem so funny at the time.

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  1. Lynn M says:

    my boys use to love handing over groceries to the check out girl when they sat in the shopping cart

  2. My kids are aged 1 and 3. These cartoons are beyond accurate. Your light hearted way of looking at life helps keep me sane right now. Thank you so much.

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