This is Charlie...
He is our two year old
I remember thinking with our oldest 2 boys that the 'twos' weren't really that terrible. They were no piece of cake by any means, but with my oldest ones I actually struggled more when they hit three.
Now I have Charlie. He is what we like to call 'busy'. I can not turn my back on this boy. It takes about 10 seconds for him to find a way to create a major mess. Today he dumped his hot chocolate all over the kitchen table and started driving his tractor through it. We cleaned up that mess and Igave him some crayons & paper. I walked away for one minute. One. I returned to see that he dumped out all the crayons (we have a large tub of crayons) and managed to find the one marker I had somehow missed confiscating and used it to draw all over the table.
I always say that my children look like little street urchins. They are dirty a lot. But, Charlie really takes the cake in this area. There is a semi-permanent layer of grime & stickiness that covers his face & hands. I say 'semi-permanent' because I CAN wash it off...and I do. But, within in a few minutes the dirt has returned.
You want to know something else about Charlie? He has the longest lashes & the sweetest smile. He still loves to be held and cuddled. And, as crazy as he makes me sometimes, I can't resist kissing those chubby, grimy cheeks of his. I love this two year old!