A poem for my little man on his second birthday.
I want to complain.
There has been a mistake!
There appears to be candles x 2 on your cake!?
It seems just a heartbeat since you became one?
I just can’t get to grips with how quickly it’s gone?
Twelve months have passed by in a magical blur,
And you’re double the age that you yesterday were!
I’ve watched you emerging from baby to boy,
Your mischievous smile fills my heart with pure joy!
Your toddle has launched you to jump and to run.
Your eyes seek adventure, your hands reach for fun.
You no longer wail when you hear the word “No”.
But the boundaries are pushed just as far as they’ll go.
You eat like a pro now with spoon and a fork.
And “Mmmuuhh” has evolved as you’re starting to talk.
Your character, courage (and feet) have all grown,
And you’re stepping out slowly to try things alone.
You’re my brave little man and the world’s your soft-play!
You get kinder and cuter with each passing day.
You’re harassed and adored by your sister – “Miss Tot”.
But you’re starting to give back as good as you’ve got!
We’ve watched you develop and flourish and thrive,
So here, with much love, is your birthday high five.
Which is sealed with a hug and a promise to you,
As we stare down the barrel of “terrible two”.
We’ll embrace this next year with incredible pride,
And we’ll treasure each day that we share at your side.
To my beautiful boy on your journey to three.
With love and big snuggles from me.