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More Love Than Two Hands Can Hold

Posted by Amy in General

I haven’t written much about my nephew lately. He’s growing by leaps and bounds.  He’s wearing 18 M -2T clothing depending on the clothes (he’s just barely 18 months) he’s tall but lean so sometimes he even wears smaller clothes.  Lately he’s very much into showing you what he wants you to do. If he wants you to sit with him or play with one of his toys he will show you.  And the expressions this boy has…I wish I could capture his look of displeasure. It’s hard not to laugh at his angelic little face all scrunched up and pissy looking when something isn’t going his way. He has a “thinking” face…a face of concentration when he’s trying to figure out how something works. And he has his “I-am-about-to-get-into-trouble-but-I-can’t-help-it” look which starts with this angelic, sweet smile and a twinkle in his blue eyes…and then it happens. He grabs something he’s not suppose to…like dirt, the dog or grandma’s glasses. He is still constantly trying to figure out how things work, and is still fascinated with keys and locks.  His attention span has grown by leaps and bounds lately. He is more willing and able to sit and play with something for more than two minutes.  He LOVES people – and is the kind of kid who waves to everyone in the store, every car that goes by, and if you pay him any attention? He will act all shy but soon you will be his best friend and if you leave? He will wave bye…then cry that you left.

But what I notice the most…is his incredible ability to love! that sounds odd I know but he has a lot of love in him for a little guy.  Last weekend my brother, sister-in-law, parents and I went out to late breakfast/early lunch at a local diner that we all enjoy.  It was fun and enjoyable and the food was great…and when we all went to leave we all walked out together and my nephew (who is also very into being independent and walking on his own) was set down to walk in the parking lot. He reached up and held is dad’s hand with one of his hands and his mom’s hand with the other. Then he looked back and decided he needed to hold grandma and grandpa’s hand too…so do dropped their hands to hold grandma and grandpa’s hands. Then he saw me and wanted to hold my hand. Then he was trying his darnedest to hold EVERYONE’s hand at the same time. It was the cutest thing. He had more love then his two little hands could hold.  He got it down where he could hold my hand and grandpas hand in one hand and grandma’s in the other…but mom and dad’s hands were just too much. It was the sweetest thing to see. He will make a great big brother to his little brother due in February.

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