But also because this last 12 months in the life of Ziggy has been so much more than a year. There is more than a year of difference between an almost-two-year-old and an almost-three-year-old.
For example, let's start with this morning, when Ziggy showed incredible maturity.
He and I were trying to talk, and he kept being distracted by his mobile phone (which looks exactly like a mini calculator from Staples), because his six-year-old sister Kay was calling him over and over again.
He tried screaming into the phone, “Stop calling!”but she just kept calling anyway.
So you know what he did? He said, “hold on, mom. I’m gonna turn off my phone. So Kay can’t distract us.”
See, that’s the maturity of a three year old. He knows when to just turn off the phone ringer, and be present in the now with his mom.
A two-year-old would have never found his way out of that situation with such ease.
How else do I know he’s growing up? Well, sometimes at bedtime I’ll be in the middle of reading a book and notice he’s distractedly pushing some buttons (admittedly on an old TV remote, but that's beside the point).
"What’s up, kid?" I’ll ask.
Ziggy will reply, "Just a minute, I'm sending a text.”
I long for the simpler two-year-old days when there was no text that couldn’t wait until we had finished reading Corduroy for the third, or possibly fourth, time.
Now, at almost three, this kid has some urgent texts that can't wait.
And those are the kinds of changes that happen in kids just like that.
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Linking-up to Finding the Funny, which you should go visit at Kelley's Break Room and My Life and Kids because that's where you'll find a lot of hilarity.