|Meeting the hunger, Ilo demolishing a bowl of dahl, rice, sauerkraut and yoghurt|
Oh this little one. So full of spirit, love, frustration, humour and determination. He can be showering you with kisses and professing his love 'to the moon, the stars and Malaysia and back" and then a few minutes later he will be declaring "i don't love you" with a stubborn frown and a hand ready to hit... yikes. Obviously this change in attitude comes along when he is not getting things exactly what he wishes.
Ilo is showing that, at the moment, he is quite full of determination on one hand and pure sweetness on the other, difficult for a parent (the determination) but awesome traits as an adult; standing up for what he believes in and being gorgeously kind to so many around him. But, I don't like to project, he is 2 and a half and these are just parts of who he is now. And oh my goodness he is so gorgeous and overall such a delight.
Poe had a few days off school whilst his toe tried to heal, on the third day in particular (after adjusting to each others groove) Ilo and he had the most glorious of days, full of adventures; mummas and mummas, campouts, sewing, printing, adventures in the bathtub, journeys to other lands, picnics and so much love and affection. I love seeing them when they just fit so well together, when they are both listening, both having a chance to bring ideas to the game, both understood, it feels so gentle and beautiful and they just beam. On other days they have a hard time fitting, of listening, of understanding each other. Siblings, at times, so wonderful to watch, at others it's like a car crash. At the end of everyday and the start of every morning, these two kiss, cuddle and declare their love for each other, making the car crashes just that bit more tolerable.