On the Subject of Two-Year-Olds, Part 6 |~ Two-Year-Olds are Very Observant…..

| December 4, 2013 | 5 Comments

(This is the final instalment of some of my observations on two-year-olds)

6. Two-Year-Olds are very observant; or, to put it another way, they don’t miss a thing.

We have officially moved into the spelling-everything stage when we don’t want Big Bro to know what we’re talking about (it’s around the same infamous time that you realize they pick up, and remember forever, any bad words you let slip).

Sometimes I’ll instead attempt to communicate in code (i.e., in French or Pig Latin) with Hubs, but Hubs has to get a little more discreet about it.


Hubs: WHAT? … His Halloween bag in the garbage? What Halloween bag??

*Two-year-old bolts upright, meerkat-style*

No matter, because Big Bro already found out I threw out his “Halloween bag” (read: crappy Disney advertisement full of other crappy Disney advertisements handed out at the local play gym) on his own. I didn’t do a thorough enough job of disposing of the evidence, and of course it took him all of two minutes to see the handle sticking out of the trash can.

He comes to me with big baby seal eyes:


Awww, shucks! Who did that, now?? Heh heh! Fiddle-dee-dee, how’d that get there!

Never mind that he hadn’t touched it once it got in the house.

Lesson learned. They are always watching, always noticing, always remembering. They notice when you’re not wearing a hat even though you insisted they wear one (argh, but, but, I don’t like hats!). They notice last night’s empty chip bowl and pop cans and deduce out you had junk food at some point. They notice right away if we have a guest that has no hair. Out loud, I might add. They are always watching.

Being observant isn’t always a bad thing, though. Not long ago, Hubs and I were granted a date night, and I decided to dress up a bit for the occasion. It’s always nice to have that effort acknowledged, you know, and my dear son did not disappoint. He noticed right away.


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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. I love this post. Too cute! I have a 2 year old currently and is this ever accurate!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    yep 2 yr olds are very observant even to noticing when you don’t have any pants on -LOL. It is very true though they do not miss a thing, nothing and it can be very embarassing. I ended up speaking in a foreign language after the spelling just helped them to spell, to get across what I wanted to say – strangely enough they didn’t pick that language as quickly, perhaps because it sounded so fast as if the language was a blur. Loved the report and had a good laugh too.

  3. Lynn M says:

    when my boys were that age,they were very curious and blunt.they liked to tell everyone that I was having another baby when in fact I was not back then,I had just not lost my weight yet.

  4. kathy downey says:

    This is so true my grandkids are 3/4

  5. kathy downey says:

    This post is just so cute,I love it

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