This perfectly captures their relationship:
We just got back from six days in Incline Village, NV, and it was GORGEOUS. We spent time at the beach during the day, and then BBQ’d and drank beer at night. It was just what I needed to relax and unwind. I can’t wait to go back.
Troy comes running into the room:
Troy: Daddy, where does Elmo live?
Me: He lives on Sesame Street.
Troy: Okay! (runs back out of the room)
We’re potty training Troy right now. While he’s doing a great job with #1, he still needs a little work with #2, but that is neither here nor there.
The really funny thing about watching him go is when he’s all finished and he flushes the toilet. He gives the swirling water an earnest wave and yells, “Bye-bye, pee-pees, have a good day! Bye!”
Maybe he’s into that whole karma thing, and he’s trying to stave off future problems with his urinary tract? Either way, it’s hilarious, and we heartily encourage it.
Troy and I were in my truck, driving to Nana and Papa’s house. We had just exited I-5 to get onto Road 102, and we were sitting at a red light. We had the following exchange:
Troy: What are you doing, Daddy?
Me: Just driving!
Troy: No you’re not; you’re waiting for the light to turn green!
Why, you little… I guess that’ll teach me to give a non-specific answer to a 2 year-old.
Kids these days. Sheesh!
We had a great time in New England, but we’re extremely glad to be home with this little bugger again:
I just had this conversation with Troy:
Dad: Hey, TT, …
Troy: Eeets Troy
T: Not TT anymore. Eeets Troy.
Just within the past couple of days, Troy has decided that he really wants to talk. He looks you straight in the eye, and very earnestly unleashes a string "words" in an attempt to have a grown up conversation with you. Now, to you or I it is complete gibberish, but it’s very cool and fun to see the little man trying his level-best to verbally communicate with us.
He’s growing up so damned fast. I wish we could slow down the time!
Update: And to illustrate just how quickly he’s growing up, we no longer hear the "Pawdnum-pawdnum-pawdnum" described above (though he has moved on to try spelling out words using just the letters B and O!).