Being Two is Universal: Let's Help Every Kid Get There (and Beyond)Casey Mullins
This post is inspired by Shot@Life, an initiative of the United Nations Foundation that educates, connects and empowers the championing of vaccines as one of the most cost effective ways to save the lives of children in the world’s hardest to reach places.
Two is fun.
Two is little tiny kisses and chubby armed hugs.
Two is pretending to do everything everyone else does on a much smaller scale.
Two is dancing whenever there’s music and pretending to be asleep whenever there’s a pillow.
Two is being fascinated by bubbles, enchanted by fireworks, and excited about fire trucks.
Two is discovery and learning and finding a place in the world.
Two is the epitome of toddlerhood.
Two means wearing underpants on your head and every shoe but your own on your feet.
Two is crying because a fly landed on your food and laughing when you sneeze.
Two is small enough to snuggle but big enough to test independence.
Two means words only a few people can understand but everyone loves hearing.
Two is a social butterfly and bashful at the same time.
Two is hiding to poop and learning that farts are funny.
Two means squats and jumps and rolls and dives.
Two is tiny little fingers wrapped around my big ones.
Two is never spiteful, vengeful, or bitter.
Two is running as fast as short little legs are able to go.
Two is an obsession with weird things, from rubber gloves to tiny little sequins.
Two is trying to be so big, but not realizing how tiny you are in the grand scheme of things.
Two is magical.
Two is hysterical.
Two is giggle inducing.
Two is exhausting.
Two is rewarding.
Two is universal.
And right now, two is the best.
Let’s help every little kid make it to two, and beyond.
What is your favorite part about two?
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