A Letter to My Two Year Old
We celebrated my little guy’s 2nd birthday over the weekend and I thought I’d share the letter I wrote to him. Each year I plan on writing a letter to him on his birthday. They are mostly for me, so I don’t forget the little things, but maybe some day he’ll enjoy reading them too. Excuse the mushiness, but since you are all moms I know you’ll understand.
Happy 2nd Birthday to my sweet boy! I hoped, prayed, dreamed and not so patiently waited for you. The day I found out I was pregnant with you was one of the happiest days of my life. I couldn’t believe I was going to finally be a mom after having waited for so long. You completely changed my world the moment you were born, for the better. I should have known that I was in for it when you decided to arrive an entire month early, no matter what anyone else had to say about it. That’s just your little personality though and I love that you are as
stubborn strong willed as your mama. You are also sensitive and caring and lovable, so lovable. And hilarious too.
The past 2 years have been the most fun, exhausting, memorable and challenging years of my life. In just a year, you’ve gone from walking to running and jumping. You’ve gone from babbling and signing to saying 3-4 word sentences. You’ve gone from a bottle to a big boy cup. You’ve gone from just 2 teeth to a mouth full of teeth. Each milestone is bittersweet for me. I wish I could keep you little forever, but at the same time I love watching you discover new things. I’m trying not to forget what your dinosaur rawr sounds like or how much fun it is to dance around the living room with you before bedtime. I’m trying not to forget how you like me to sing “tinkle tinkle” to you or how sometimes it’s fun to forget chores and splash around in your little pool. I’m storing these memories away in my brain, under lock and key. I have a feeling they might come in handy during the teenage years, when dancing with mom will just be embarrassing.
It has been amazing seeing you grow into the little person you’ve become. I’m so lucky to be your mama. Thank you for teaching me selflessness and spontaneity. I can’t wait to see the amazing things you will do and the places you’ll go. You will definitely move mountains.
Love you to the moon and back,