When we wake up tomorrow, we will have a two-year old. Wow 2. As I mentioned in a previous post, Julia became older than Alexander on March 26.( https://thecookiegal.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/time-and-milestones/) and now she will be 2.
I didn’t plan a party at all for her this year. She had a lovely little party last year. But this year, I don’t know why – I just didn’t plan one. We had things planned on different days during this weekend as well as last weekend. And there just didn’t seem like a good “time” to have one. I wanted to get her a Curious George themed party, because she really likes to watch that show. I had to go online to buy things, as none of the party stores near me carried them (which I find very odd) I checked with a couple of bakeries in the supermarkets and they didn’t have a Curious George cake, although they did say I could bring a picture in and they would put it on for me, but that just wasn’t what I wanted. I ended up making my own cake, which came out pretty good I think!
We go to a Down syndrome Play group (http://www.morningtravelers.org/) and I knew there would be a lot of kids there, so I decided to bring the cake to that. Since Julia is so little, I knew she wouldn’t realize it isn’t a party JUST for her (although I imagine when she is a crazy teenager she will bring it up more than once!) so I figured that would be okay.
But, then I did start to think about just WHY I didn’t have a party for her. Was it really because we were too busy to have one? Or was it because Alexander never had a second birthday party. Or because he would have been 5 in a week? I don’t know….maybe……
Now, what do I do with a 2-year-old?!!? She is already perfecting the temper tantrum! And we are finding it hard to get her to eat anything beyond plain pasta. (I don’t want to get her into the Kraft Mac and Cheese habit that so many kids have!!) She does eat fruit, so at least that is healthy right???
We do enjoy watching her grow and learn, and to be silly. But for me at least, it is still so hard to see her as the oldest child we have, when really she is a middle child.
I am sure I have more thoughts on this….but that is all that is coming out right now…..