Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Oh, to be two… August 27, 2014

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Boy throwing dirt


DON’T YOU WISH sometimes that you could be the carefree kid again? I do.


Boy and his dirt pile


I wish I could be like my great nephew, Hank, with nothing to worry me—climbing dirt piles, tossing clumps of dirt, running here and there as fast as my short legs can move me.

Boy and his bunny


And then when I was all tuckered out, I’d slip inside the house and cuddle a plush toy before settling onto my mother’s lap.


Boy sleeping, bunny on floor


My head would dip and nod against her until I fell into sweet slumber. Then she would ever so gently lift me from her lap and snug me onto billowy cushions, my curls pressed against the armrest, my fingers furled against my forehead.


Boy sleeping close-up


I know I can’t be two again. But I can dream.

© Copyright 2014 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


15 Responses to “Oh, to be two…”

  1. treadlemusic Says:

    Sounds good to me!!!

  2. Dan Traun Says:

    I would love to get back all those naps I resisted…silly me. If I only knew then what I know now 🙂

  3. Beth Ann Says:

    I think I would like to be 2 again at times, too! What an adorable little guy. Love the curls.

  4. Kathleen Cassen Mickelson Says:

    Sweet boy!

  5. What a sweet baby. If settle for a two year olds energy. Man my house would be spotless.

  6. Marilyn Says:

    BACKWARD, turn backward, O time, in your flight,
    Make me a child again just for tonight . . .

  7. hotlyspiced Says:

    It’s such a great age of no inhibitions and nothing to do but play, eat and sleep. What a gorgeous nephew Hank is. Whenever I see children asleep in strollers or prams I often wish I could trade places! xx

  8. Jackie Says:

    He is so cute, reminds me so much of Carson. I bet they would have fun together 🙂 2 year old are the best!!!

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