Goodbye “Terrible” 2’s

I’ve just finished wrapping my little man’s birthday presents for tomorrow, sat down on the couch and I’m about to start working again.

Yep, Luca turns three tomorrow, and I’m still not entirely sure where the past 3 years have gone.

Tomorrow I’ve taken the day off work so I can put together a surprise for him during the day while he’s at daycare (plus do some work). I’ll also be spending some time combing through all the photos from the past year, and put together a “Luca letter” to reminisce.

To be honest though, I really didn’t mind the so-called “terrible 2’s”. The older he gets the more interactive and fun he is, and I think he’s got a pretty awesome personality. We have lots of fun together. He’s growing up so fast!

I’ve set up all his presents on the couch so that when he wakes up and comes out to the living room he’ll see them. I can’t wait to see his reaction!

It looks like a lot, but we haven’t gone overboard. He’s got:

  • A fire station duplo set
  • 2 x duplo floor mats (we’re likely to mount this to a little table for him to use to build on)
  • A book for his leap pad thing (where you use the pen to read the books out to you, and has little inbuilt activities etc)
  • Snakes and ladders (how cool – it’s a 3D version so there’s actually a snake slide to return back to the other spot) – this is aimed at helping him practice counting
  • A little magnetic fishing game with a big rod that he has to actually reel in

Total cost was maybe $100? Everything I bought was aimed at improving his motor skills and creativity, or being educational.

Unrelated, last night I fell asleep on the couch after I finally finished work for the night and closed the laptop. My hubby woke me up and made me go to bed, where I slept for another 5 hours or so. I woke up early and got on the treadmill for another run/walk sesh (as part of my long journey back from my ankle injury).

Food wise I’ve been good’ish. I was in a full day meeting today which was draining, but it also didn’t give me time to think about food.

The hubby has been baking cakes for Luca’s birthday, and I’m sad to say the smell finally got to me. I’ve picked at little off cuts of mud cake, but not much. I’m pretty sure I’m pre-menstrual at the moment though because I’m craving sugar a lot. It could also be that cake smell that’s penetrating the house.

Everything else I think I’m on track again, so nothing much to report in! My jeans felt a bit more lose around my shins/knees/thighs today, but that also could just be my imagination? I really should take some measurements so that progress isn’t all on the scales, but meh, another day.

Alright, time to get back to work so that I can get to sleep at a reasonable hour….and then wake up as a parent of a three year old. Whaaaaat?

Let me know your thoughts!