June 29, 2011
It's a little hard to believe it's only been a month since Jakey turned 2. I know the general cliche is that childhood flies by if you're watching from a parental height, but what I experience instead is the daily shock of realizing just how little he actually is. It feels like he has been here, with me, in my thoughts and memories and heart forever - for my whole life. How could it have only been two years? I do not exaggerate when I say that every time I think about, I am struck anew.
He is a laughing, demanding, impish, affectionate, warm, mischievous, loving, and cranky delight. Usually all at the same time.
Some recent moments:
Jakey watches TV on the couch with Misha.
Misha: Ok, I think it's about time to turn it off.
Jakey: No! I want to watch for a while!
Misha: Well, how about a little while?
Jakey: [in an ominous voice] I. Want. To. Watch. For. A. While.
Jakey sees a younger boy with a pacifier in the park.
Jakey: What's that?
Me: It's a pacifier.
Jakey: But why?
Me: Well, I think it's making that little boy happy.
Jakey: Why? Because it's for a fire!
[Took me a second - sound out "pacifier" in your head.]
Jakey sees a convertible driving down the street.
Jakey: Look! That's a broken car!