A Weekend with the Lil Dude

Last weekend, my mom and I had my nephew for a couple of days. Since he is accustomed to sleeping with his mama, sleeping in his bed at my mom's house is no longer an option.


I crawled into bed with the already sleeping two year old (who insisted on having his back scratched before falling asleep. I have NO CLUE where he got that from. See my halo?), and he was still for all of 40 mins. I got slapped, punched, kicked, snuggled with, and pushed to the edge of the bed. I think I slept maybe an hour the entire night.

The next morning, my mom opened the bedroom door, he bound out all happy and in a great mood, and I stayed in bed hoping to sleep a bit. Instead, all I heard was shouts of, "Apul! Apul, where are you?" It was too cute to ignore, so I stumbled to the kitchen.

I love to listen to him talk now. I know those of you with toddlers are used to this, but it amazes me that you can actually hold somewhat of a conversation with him.

We were in the car on the way to visit my grandparents. I leaned my head against the window and declared, "I'm sleepy." He said, "I seepy too. I need nap." AWWWW. Little snot.

My uncle handed him a 5 dollar bill (WTH? I got a dollar mostly when I was a kid.). I told him to say thank you and he did. Then when we were leaving, without being prompted, he said in his two year old speak, "Thank you for money!" I was so proud!

Man, I love that boy.

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jen said...

Oh, I remember that age. Quynn was the same way - she would sleep anywhere (at my mom's or grandmom's or dad's houses while I was at school) and she always wanted her back-fur rubbed. AND, I swear the smaller the kid is the more room they take up in the bed. I bet you have some pretty bruises.

You are an awesome aunt! I am sure you are the little dude's fave!!

xox, jen

Brooke said...

aren't they great? i bunk with my niece when go for a visit and she's all over the bed. not to mention the books and toys she keeps in bed with her.

~Mendie~ said...

I am a huge fan of backrubs...my grandma used to do the same to me when I was young, and I will be carrying on that tradition! You rock!

He is getting so tall, look at those bigboy tennis shoes!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I seriously love the stuff that came out of their mouth at that age. It's so stinkin' cute!

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