2 year olds Antics and the Photo Album

Mud Boy - When we asked "Were you playing in the mud?" His reply? "No"

Trying to eat the mud?
Trying to eat the mud?
He's dumping out the water from his boot
He's dumping out the water from his boot

Please forgive the mess

As I begin this I must first beg forgiveness.  My mess was never meant to be viewed by the world.  If you’ve come across any of my other Hubs, and have read even a little bit of my family, then the above needs no explaining.  If you’re a first timer, then you may not realize my family is a cross between the Brady Bunch and a Bunch of Heathen’s. 

My Grandson is a very active 3 year old little boy, who gets terribly excited to see his Memaw and Papa.  So much so that when he stays the night he finds it difficult to sleep, he can’t wait to play, so he does it all night long.  As the name ‘Memaw’ implies, I am getting older, I can no longer stay up all night to watch him play.  Sometimes… well he wakes up in the middle of the night.


His Photo Album

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finger over the lensceilingdog... ewwwwwmore ewwwwie dogsHmm, wonder if the vacuum will wake them?dogs in the bed with MemawoopsceilingMemaws deskcouchMornin' Memaw!
finger over the lens
finger over the lens
ceiling
ceiling
dog... ewwwww
dog... ewwwww
more ewwwwie dogs
more ewwwwie dogs
Hmm, wonder if the vacuum will wake them?
Hmm, wonder if the vacuum will wake them?
dogs in the bed with Memaw
dogs in the bed with Memaw
oops
oops
ceiling
ceiling
Memaws desk
Memaws desk
couch
couch
Mornin' Memaw!
Mornin' Memaw!

No more up!

During the day he has loads of outdoor toys and a very large yard to play in.  He spends his time here outside, provided it isn’t raining and then, he may try to sneak outside.  After getting covered in mud, then he wants back in, as it seems all little boys do.  I just had to pop these two photos in so maybe you can understand how I can’t get upset with him and his antics.  He is quite the character!

I have run out of ‘up’ in my house. There is no place left to put anything.  Things that used to be left out have had to be put up, only to get new stuff.  Kid stuff.  Sometimes I forget to put stuff up every now and then, this time it was my camera.   

When he began his photo album he was 2 years old.  He started taking pictures one night when we slept.  It wasn’t until the next morning that he had taken my picture that I realized he had gotten a hold of my camera, as you may notice by the puzzled look on my face.  Of course I took it away from him and cleaned the camera up.  He had gotten it all sticky, with the stuff he found to munch on in the middle of the night. 


And... the second round

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gotta see the floor to walk thruAunt Sara in Memaw's bedMemaws stuffdogsleepy dogTvDogTv again (will someone push the play button?)Ha ha, lights up the room!same show, push play!dogmy feetMemaw's sleepin' and her glassesoooo.... Papa's powder is in there!
gotta see the floor to walk thru
gotta see the floor to walk thru
Aunt Sara in Memaw's bed
Aunt Sara in Memaw's bed
Memaws stuff
Memaws stuff
dog
dog
sleepy dog
sleepy dog
Tv
Tv
Dog
Dog
Tv again (will someone push the play button?)
Tv again (will someone push the play button?)
Ha ha, lights up the room!
Ha ha, lights up the room!
same show, push play!
same show, push play!
dog
dog
my feet
my feet
Memaw's sleepin' and her glasses
Memaw's sleepin' and her glasses
oooo.... Papa's powder is in there!
oooo.... Papa's powder is in there!

Maybe one day he will be a famous photographer!


I decided then to save his pictures in a photo album, as memento of his youth, for soon he may grow out of this playfulness.  He once again got a hold of my camera on another occasion.  That night he also got a hold of the baby powder, no I do not have those pictures.  It wasn’t until after I had cleaned up his mess that I once again found the pictures he had taken.  By looking at the pictures, we finally figured out he was using the camera to ’light’ his way through the house.  

You have to laugh at the antics of a 2 year old child, to soon they grow up and their curiosity for life can become diminished.   When they get a hold of your camera don’t delete them, make a photo album!

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Dusty89 6 years ago from Bedford MI

sounds like you have your hands full at times. LOL


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Sweetsusieg 6 years ago from Michigan Author

My hands are full ALL the time... If it's not Nathain, it's Alayna, or Brycen, or Zayden or Riley... Yep, that's not even taking into account the girls... Yeah, I got a choice, either clean or go nuts... Cashew's give me the hives... I prefer walnuts..


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

For me Kids are a joy as long as they belong to someone else.

Dave.


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Sweetsusieg 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Dave - To me kids are great! They are not judgmental and love you for who you are, not what you can do for them.

Thanks for reading and commenting!


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

susie - your grandkids are very fortunate to have such a loving and patient Memaw. The picture album idea is very creative and worthwhile as long as the camera keeps working. :)


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Sweetsusieg 6 years ago from Michigan Author

I certainly have to try to keep it out of his reach... Or better yet, get him one of his own! Hmmm, that's an idea! Maybe Santa will bring him one this year, don't Fisher Price have one?

Thank you, I try to be a good Memaw. Did I tell you that by Feb. I will have 11 grandchildren??? Yeah, a lot I know! It's like the flood gates have opened, we have 3 more due...

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!


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JillKostow 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

I have been waiting for you to write this one for awhile!! It was definately worth the wait. The baby powder must be a favorite to all 2 year olds, my daughter use to cover the walls and her brothers floor when he was months old, maybe thats why he gets terrible coughs all the time!! You are right when you said you can't get mad, you can only laugh at a 2 year olds antics because it only stems from curiousity!!!! They don't know how to bad yet, but they do learn it very quickly. Thanks again for sharing your grandson's photo album, when he is older you can tell him you made his pictures known worldwide!!!!


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Sweetsusieg 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Awww Jill, you are too kind! He loves the powder, Papa uses it and gives him a little squirt down his britches too! He is learning so darned fast!

LOL, I am sure that he will suffer great embarrassment when he gets older, knowing that his pictures are famous!

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