Note the serious, "big boy" expression,
slightly spoiled by the lips pursed in an attempt not to smile.
And this would be the 2-going-on-3 attitudinal expression.
We are starting to see more evidence of all the ways D is going to exert his 3-year-old independence (tantrums, refusal to cooperate, blank stares or looking at the ceiling in avoidance, etc.). I am admittedly getting a bit nervous, but it hasn't escalated to the "Oh dear heavens where did my sweet child disappear to?" stage. Right now, I am (quietly) finding lots of humor in the 2-year-old D warning his parents and sister that the 3-year-old D is about to put in an appearance. What am I talking about? Some examples:
"I am going to push Sisaye Claire!" (at which point he runs at her full tilt, and she screams and falls down in anticipation)
"I will throw it to the basump!" (interpretation: basement)
"I'm going to throw it to the floor!" (said in reference to all rejected foods)
Or perhaps my favorite:
"I am pouting!" At which point he walks to a corner, turns his face away from us, and adopts a frown.
I am busy stocking up on the red wine in preparation for the next 14+ months.
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