Happy 2nd Birthday to our littlest man

My littlest man has somehow turned the grand old age of two. He’s our little hurricane that has entered the terrible twos early and with great gusto. He’s loud and cheerful and determined to do anything he wants. A complete opposite to the his big brother who was sweet and cautious and would be placated within seconds. Our toddler is a little different. He’s given us the gift of patience. Lots of patience, whilst he has a full on faced down meltdown on the streets. And the gift of a thicker skin whilst people look as they walk past and smile sympathetically, or pitifully, or with an eye roll.

He has started nattering a lot more over the last month and it’s still 90% toddler speak but now things the three of us understand. He is a rough and tumble loving child and likes nothing more than rolling about with his big brother. He can also be painfully shy and will look down, smile and rock on the spot bashfully if he’s not feeling confident.

He’s fiercely protective of his older brother and will always take a snack for himself and wait until he’s given one for his Little Z too. God forbid you only have one of something or tell him “sharing is caring”. That’s not in his understanding or vocabulary just yet. He shouts for his older sibling bodyguard whenever he gets told off for something, whether he’s in the house or not and it’s very sweet, and of course sometimes not so sweet when you’re trying to instil some discipline into him. He is very much our “second child”. We never quite know how old he is, what milestones he should be hitting or what he might be behind on. He’s just very much loved and there is a lot less worry, or maybe much less time to worry. I get the feeling his next year is going to be just as interesting as his last one.

Happy Birthday to our littlest man!



  1. Fee September 16, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    That was beautifully written and I feel so many of those things about my girl. Happy second birthday! #365
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  2. Fozia S September 16, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    Oh gosh! 2 already!! It honestly seems to have gone so fast! Happy birthday little one!!
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  3. Sarah MumofThree World September 17, 2017 / 7:02 am

    Happy birthday, E! He sounds like a delight – if hard work at times! I love that he has such a strong bond with his big brother.
    Love these photo, they look like they are having so much fun 🙂
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  4. Debbie Roberts September 17, 2017 / 7:05 am

    Hi Tas, I hope he had a great birthday! If only we were so relaxed with our first child. It’s lovely that he has a close relationship with his brother and his brother doesn’t seem to fazed by it.

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  5. John Adams September 17, 2017 / 7:41 am

    Two years old. Good grief, I remember you being pregnant! Love the demands for a second item for his older brother. Izzy used to do that for Helen. Note the past tense though! #MySundayPhoto
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  6. jenny paulin September 17, 2017 / 8:42 am

    wow 2 already! that has flown past Tas. I hope he has a wonderful birthday and you can see how much the pair of them adore one another x
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  7. Erica Price September 17, 2017 / 9:05 am

    Can’t believe he’s two already. Time really flies. He’s quite the character already.
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  8. Anne September 17, 2017 / 9:28 am

    Happy Birthday to your littlest man, although often thought of the most trying year, I love them at this age when they are beginning to develop their own personalities. It looks like your boys have a fantastic relationship with each other.
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  9. Jane A Little Lyrical September 17, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Love these large balloons. We had one for my little boy who just turned 6, his 3 year old brother popped it within minutes! I hope yours lasted longer! great photos

  10. Susan Mann September 19, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    Aww what amazing photos. He’s such a cutie and yes a second child will always get compared, but they love it at times. The idolise their big brother. I hope he has a wonderful birthday. Lots of love xx

  11. Elaine Livingstone September 20, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday. Love how he is so different from his brother and teaching you different skills to add to your parenting.
    I think younger ones do have to be a bit more rough and tumble, bit more independent and outgoing as they have the bigger ones to copy.
    Use to infuriate me when my older 2 who were 5 and 6 years older than the youngest use to let him away with murder and give into him even after I had said no.
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  12. Sara | mumturnedmom September 22, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Oh my goodness, I can’t believe he’s two already! Where is the time going?! Sounds very like my younger son… Enjoy 🙂
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