Wednesday, April 13, 2011
An Easter Guessing Game
I've been butting heads with this kid non-stop lately. I think it is largely due to us having the same personalities. And the fact that he is two. This morning I was cleaning chicken to put in the crock pot and every time I turned around he had laid another dishcloth/towel on top of the raw chicken. I am batty about raw chicken, I do not want it touching anything! Especially not my clean dish towels. After the 3rd towel I yelled "Go!" and he looked at me and without flinching said "No! You go, Mama!" and I yelled back "NO. YOU GO!" and then Collin walked in and I realized the ridiculousness of the situation - I was cat fighting with a 2-year old.
Tonight before bed I hugged Keats and said, "I'm sorry we had such a bad day, Buddy." And he nodded his head and repeated "bad day."
When I stop and just take this kid in, when I watch him grab a dish rag and start cleaning the counters, or listen to him "read" himself a book before nap, or when I ask him what he did today with Busha and he says "play cars. Outside with Pa." I am reminded how much I love this child. Stubborn 2-year old streak or not, this kid lights up my life.
Keaton is really into birds these days. He likes to watch them out the window, feed them bread crumbs, and check on his birdhouses for eggs. When I was thinking about the Easter guessing game I wanted to have here I instantly knew what the question would be.
First person to correctly comment guessing Keaton's favorite bird will win a little Easter gift from me.
He likes them all, but what do you think is Keaton's favorite bird?