April 1, 2009

2 Year Stats

Weight: 24.25 lbs (10%)
Height: 32 Inches (10%)
Cranial Circumference (the size of his noggin): I didn't write down the actual measurement, but the doc said it was "average" (around 50%)

So, we have a short'ish skinny'ish big headed boy who can now be referred to as Mr. Smartypants. We talk, and I mean in actual thought-sharing moments where he tells me stories about sharing his strawberries with Ben and Owen and the Horsies. (This took place at brunch last weekend when his french toast came with a bowl of strawberries and he INSISTED on placing strawberries on plates for each of his closest friends to "pretend share". I was psyched until Elmo was the recipient of one of those plates...) And then we talk when we're having dinner and he decides he needs more sauce or dip for his meal, and it doesn't matter if the entree is sauced or dippable, because this kid just thrives on saucy dipped goodness. I'm pretty sure he thinks all food isn't actually food until it's been smothered or dipped in hot sauce. That's my boy. And then there's the Mr. Smartypants vocabulary. The one that commands repeat performances of "IDONTWANTIT" and "MOMMYDADDYMILK" and perhaps one of my favorites, "WHATCHADOIN???". He'll be preparing to write his thesis on the evolution of horsies eating num-num's and drinking milk tomorrow and will be seeking NYU funding. Yeah, that's Mr. Smartypants to you. Or in the language of his parents = Boy who would outsmart his parents by the age of 2.

And as far as our upcoming trip goes, let's just hope that the passenger in seat C isn't terribly annoyed that mom and dad in seats A and B are cradling a 23 month old child on an 8 hour flight because said child is still 1 month away from being "required" to pay for his own seat. Let's all hold hands and pray/chant/meditate together: Please Gods, grant us a free seat for Ash to sleep soundly on the flight, or bulkhead seats for him to enjoy the roomy floor, or even better... UPGRADE US dear Lord. And I really mean that last one, sincerely with kisses and hugs and all.

6 comments:

Gamma! said...

Only one God who hears and answers and I will be praying to Him both for safety and 1st class upgrade - might as well go for the gold! :) If we think your stories have been great for the past year (and I have!) can't even fathom the stories we're going to be blessed with about your adventures to Spain! Can't wait...as can't you. Let's talk tomorrow! Love you all. mom/gamma

Meg DeZutti said...

Is this the out of country trip becaue you finally have a passport?
Hoping for a seat upgrade and understanding passengers and a sleepy boy. If that doesn't work, those airplane alcohol bottles are only 1 oz, so put a little vodka in his sippy cup. that should definately do the trick!!

Annie said...

can't wait to hear about your wonderful trip! I am sure Ash will do great!

PC said...

AMEN!

K Leclercq said...

Good luck on the flight!!! If you have any tips when you get back, I'd love to hear them. When I travel to Africa for #2, it will just be me with my (will then be) 2 year old son on the way there and then the three of us on the way back!!!

losiloni said...

Good luck on the flight. I would completely recommend this, though:
http://www.buybuybaby.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&sku=14968121&

I used one when Leigh was under 2 for flights and it was great. She could just puposely slide down, and it kept her in place if there was any type of turbulance...