Terrible Twos off the Starboard Bow

That’s boat talk you know. It means that somewhere ahead and to the right lies a second birthday for Captain Atticus. Let the terribleness commence. Sometimes I think he’s been reading ahead and has such a lock on the whole ‘two’ attitude that he is ready to skip a grade. Other times (most of the time) he is just my sweet and funny little boy.

We aren’t really worried about his twos. He is such a good kid with a pleasant manner and great sense of humor that whatever craziness his development may cause, we feel assured that his natural goofiness will overpower it. Hopefully.

Which brings me to the actual point of this post (what a novelty!). I’ve been receiving e-mails and phone calls asking what Atticus is “into” for gift ideas. Easy, he’s into everything. Right now he’s into my cell phone, my tax files and sticking magnets in the printer. None of these make a good gift.

His likes are anything that brings a smile. Trucks, trains, fish, any animal really, and orange juice. Those are the staples. He also likes bugs, Mickey Mouse and long walks on the beach. He enjoys Disney movies, Stitch, Buzz, and the Monsters Inc. boys being his favorites. He was going through a very big Barney phase which luckily appears to be waning and is really enjoying Blue’s Clues and Boots (but not Dora) from Dora the Explorer. I have to agree with him on that, Boots carries the show.
Bottom line, if you give him a gift—which you don’t have to—anything is a good thing. As long as it’s not sharp, infected or a purple dinosaur, then it is just fine and very appreciated.

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