You At Two, Round Two.

You At Two, Round Two.

I wrote a post like this for your sister all of 11 months ago when she turned two. Well now it is your turn my darling boy. In the grand scheme of things two really isn’t that old. Yet when I think back to when you were that poorly preemie you have come a long way and you seem so incredibly grown up.

If you were a quiet, content and placid baby then you are loud, shouty and active toddler. Your father is pretty sure you are the child he was. Not just because you look alike…

Toby and Mark circa two

You are into everything, no cupboard or drawer is safe. Neither will you be left out of anything. Anything your sister does you do the exact same, anything she has you want. You will scream and shout until you get it. Often yelling ‘my turn’, regardless of who’s turn it is.

You are cheeky and you know it. If I tell you no or not to do something you look at me, smile and do it anyway. That’s your father in you.

You just love to throw anything. Seriously anything. Anything that is in your hand is soon to lobbed across the room with gusto. You have a tendency to hit, push and dig your nails in. Some of the time it is in jest or affection most of the time anger, usually because you think it is ‘MY TURN’.

You do not stop, sit or rest. You will keep going until I force you to sit and sleep. You are full on. You are busy.

You love cars, trains and airplanes. You don’t like the swing or anyone in a George Pig costume.

Toby in a car

You are remarkably good with your words for your age and have a go at saying most things. It won’t be long until you are bending my ear and talking (shouting) back at your sister.

You are teeny. You still wear 9-12 months clothes, but they’re often on the big side. The other day you wore a top that was 3-6 months, and it fit you just fine. The best things come in small packages though, my boy. It is still beyond me why you are so tiny as your appetite is bigger than all of ours, put together.

You can be a little unsteady on your feet. You fall over, A LOT. You are clumsy and charge at anything. You are always bumping your head and trying to throw yourself off my bed. I have little doubt we will spend many a night in A&E, after falling off scooters, bikes and skateboards over the years to come.

You are gorgeous. That is not just your biased Mummy talking. It is not an understatement to say that every single time we go out someone will comment on just how cute and adorable you are. You really are.

You love your sister, deep down. Despite the toy stealing, the pushing and fight to sit on my lap you do really love her. You have started to play together and talk together, it is a relationship I love to watch blossom.

Zara and toby

You are affectionate. You love cuddle.

The other day I put a skirt on and you said ‘Mummy nice’ – I almost exploded.

You haven’t grown out of the attachment phase that hits most around 6 months. If I walk across the room you follow me crying with your hands up asking to be picked up. If I have left the room you will search the entire house crying, often hysterically, until you find me. You sure do love your mummy, but my boy I love you too and I would cry if I didn’t know where you were, so I’ll let you off.

Toby and me

You are happy…most of the time… your smile is infectious, your love is endearing and you make me laugh out loud. You are funny, loving and beautiful. Most of all you are mine, my beautiful baby boy. I will take your boisterous, loud and early rising nature by the bucket full, there was a time when we worried if we would ever see you grow into the boy are. You truly have come a long way in two short years.

Never forget, my baby boy, you are so very special and so very loved. You are the final piece of our puzzle. We never want to be in a world that you are not. So here is to you, my darling boy.

Happy birthday.




  1. July 5, 2017 / 12:29 am

    What a special time ❤️ I love that you thought to write it all down. Those moments go too fast.

  2. July 5, 2017 / 6:07 am

    Happy birthday little man! He sounds like he’s full of joy, personality and love – what more could a mamma ask for? My daughter follows me around crying as well when I leave the room too so I know how it feels! #FamilyFun

  3. July 5, 2017 / 9:44 am

    Its so lovely to read this. He has certainly come a long way. My almost 3 year old still fits into the clothes meant for 2 YO kids. His diet is also normal but I guess he is like me. I am still underweight despite my good diet. #FamilyFunLinky

  4. July 5, 2017 / 10:27 am

    Awww this is lovely. Happy 2nd birthday! Molly is 3 next week. Where does the time go 😭 #familyfun

  5. July 5, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    This made me very teary. Such a heartfelt post and beautifully written. Congratulations 🌟 Thank you for hosting #FamilyFun

  6. July 5, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    This goes to show the difference between girls and boys, boys in my mind are so much more mischievous than girls, when they are young anyway, I think boys are easier than girls when they get to teenagers and beyond ( I only have sons, but am going on what I have learned from friends and family

  7. July 5, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    very sweet. I think one of the ccolest things about blogging is that we will have these thoughts and words saved to look back on #familyfun

  8. July 6, 2017 / 3:16 am

    My twins are so teeny tiny too but the fiercest little lions I ever did birth!


  9. July 6, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    He sounds a bit like my little boy! I also cannot get over how much he looks like his dad as a kid! Mental!


  10. July 6, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Awww what a wonderful post. #FamilyFunLinky

  11. July 7, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    This is a beautiful post. What a lovely bond you have with your boy x

  12. July 10, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Sounds so much like Tristan. Such a beautiful post #familyfun