They were 19 months on Wednesday: closer to 2 years old than they are to 1!
We were sitting in the garden just yesterday (with our coats on) wondering “How the hell did that happen?” & “Where did the time go?”.
Well, I was anyway. They were mostly stomping on the garden’s last surviving flower.
They’re at an age now where they like imitating what they see us do, & trying to do things for themselves rather than have everything done for them.
Yesterday we were all wiping the sofa with baby wipes – that Ellie had very helpfully emptied out of the full, new packet. Many of the – mostly unidentifiable (thankfully) – stains had been there for a considerable time. And we did a pretty good job.
They also like wiping spilt drinks (& other liquids) from the floor, & their mouths after eating, & their faces in the bath. Teeth-cleaning time is now much easier.
Jake loves following me around the garden helping me water the plants. So last night he saw a watering can next to a house-plant on the stairs, & decided to pick it up & water the thirsty & neglected plant for Daddy!
I was delighted – until I saw that, imitating what he’d seen in the garden, he was busily watering the carpet around the pot & not the soil inside it!
It’s the thought that counts? And the carpet needed cleaning anyway….