Two Years Old!

All about Two

Happy Birthday to us: Two Peds in a Pod is two years old today. In honor of this momentous day, we share some of the ups and downs of two-year-olds.

Upside: They can communicate in two word sentences (“more milk!”).
Downside: They can communicate in two word sentences (“no nap!”).

: They start to play “dress up.”
Downside: They nearly strangle themselves with princess necklaces and super hero capes.

Upside: They have long afternoon naps.
Downside: They start to outgrow long afternoon naps.

Upside: Endearing altered sense of reality
Downside: They have no common sense—they would walk off a cliff.

Upside: They love water play.
Downside: They demand “let go!” in a swimming pool.

Upside: They start to show interest in potty training.
Downside: They still occasionally poop in the bathtub.

Upside: They love to give gooey sticky kisses.
Downside: They love to give gooey sticky kisses to runny nosed-friends, the dog, the pet turtle, and the stuffed animal that accidentally spent the night in the backyard.

Upside: They love to explore and use their hands to finger paint and squish play-dough.
Downside: They will find and poke at every piece of already-chewed gum that they find on the sidewalk.

Upside: They are the perfect size to fit in your lap.
Downside: They are the perfect height for cutting their eyebrow on the corner of the kitchen counter as they run by.

Upside: Their determination.
Downside: How long their tantrums can last.

Upside: All the educating we’ve been able to do over the past two years through Two Peds in a Pod. All of our readers’ comments and suggestions. And there’s so much more to write about.
Downside: None!

We are thrilled to have more-than-doubled our daily hits, our email subscribers, and our Facebook friends this past year. We’re now the second entry when you Google the words “Pediatrician Blog.” Please keep the momentum going, continue the dialogue, tell other parents about us and send ideas for blog posts at

Enjoy a birthday cupcake on us.

Julie Kardos, MD and Naline Lai, MD

©2011 Two Peds in a Pod®

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  • Reply Marilyn Lebovitz July 13, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I have recommended your website to so many young parents. As a grandmother and retired teacher, I find your blogs exceptional.
    Happy 2nd birthday. I wish this goes on forever.

  • Reply Jane Moore July 13, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Thank you Drs Kardos and Lai for taking time out of your busy days and guiding us, via Two Peds, through our various parenting issues. From the mundane to the just plain “What the heck is going on with my kid!!” you guys deliver trusted info with a light hearted touch.

  • Reply Eliza July 14, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Happy Blogoversary!

    I recommend you often, and have a link to this blog from my own, in the hopes that people will become as hooked as I am. I so appreciate the convergence of medical knowledge with parental experience… all mixed up with a gentle good humor. Thank you for the time and energy that you put into this blog!

  • Reply MWvLB MD July 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you for a great blog. I refer all friends with kids and most patients to

    Melisa Lai Becker MD FACEP

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