31 months: October 2007
Could you please stop growing up so fast? Everyone is always asking how old you are and upon your response of holding up 2 fingers and saying “Two”- they always reply, “Wow! You are a big two”! Yes you are a big two and I am growing tired of your growing. I admit, there are many times that I love that you are my big boy- you can communicate your wants and needs in complete sentences- the days of diapers are long gone and we are fortunate enough that you can tell us when you need to go to the potty.
However, along with those things, I also lost one thing that I really enjoyed. I love that sweet baby smell of your little head that I could and still do, drink in like a long tall drink of water on a summer day. That fresh baby smell is now reserved for the first 5 minutes after your bath- then it is quickly replaced by 100% boy- a little dirty, a little sweaty and at times, a little stinky.
The good part about you growing up is the very cool fun stuff we are getting to do. I have had so much fun with you and Daddy in the past two weekends. Last weekend we went to the park and played- you are very careful on all of that huge equipment- it makes me smile to see you climbing and sliding everywhere! After the park, we were driving home and you said, “Can you take me to the pumpkin patch”? I don’t even know how you know what a pumpkin patch is but there was one close to out house so off we went. You and Daddy walked all over picking out different ones until you finally found the 2 little ones you loved. We took them home and you found the perfect place for both of them.
This last weekend we went to Bella to eat on Friday night. You are so great at restaurants and you ate a great dinner- mommy loves it when you eat a good dinner. Then we went to the movie store and you got to rent 2 movies. You picked out Land Before Time (dinosaurs) and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. NO WIGGLES! Wow! I actually think you thought you had gotten a Wiggle movie though because when we got the car you asked for it and then cried when I could not produce it- you did not care that we have practically the entire Wiggle’s collection of movies at home! We went home and put on our jimmies and made a big pallet in the floor. Dad said we could light a fire and we all lay in the floor and watched Rudolph. Dads feel asleep first, then you. I could have woken you both up to go to bed but I was so happy there with you guys in the floor, I just snuggled in and closed my eyes. It was the best.
On Saturday we drove out to Wild Things Farm and you got to feed the animals, take a hay ride and pick out a pumpkin. Sunday night you got all dressed up in your Rock Star costume and we went to play games and tick or treat at church. Man you are cute! I look at you all of the time and can’t believe that you are mine.
You held fast to the notion that you were NOT going to wear the Flash costume that we have had for 2 years- first you would not wear the mask and then you wouldn’t even put your feet in the costume. We got online and found the costume you wanted- “A Rock and Roll Star” complete with microphone and red electric guitar. The shirt has built in tattoos and the pants are black leather. You are Billy Idol with Brown hair and we love it.
This month I have narrowly missed a few trips to the ER. I caught one of your feet to the side of my nose and received a blow from your block bucket to my chin- all accidents of course. Your Dad warns you, “You are going to break Mommy”. Let’s hope not.
You have definitely inherited my and your dad’s smart-alecky genes. You know just what to say at just the right time. You’re new phrase is when someone tells you to do or not to do something- you reply with. “Oh yes I will, or Oh no I won’t”. Hmmmm… let’s hope that gets replaced soon with a more positive phrase. You have also started using the phrase, “Imagine that”. So nice.
You are growing up more and more each day with everything you do and say. I lie there in bed with you at night waiting for your little eyes to close. I watch over you and stroke your hair. You are so peaceful there. I could lie there forever watching you sleep. I will never deserve you and your daddy. You and Dad make me so proud each day to be your Mommy and Daddy’s Wife. If God would have asked us for a list of what we wanted in the perfect son- you could not have been more perfect. You do things without me asking, you help me set the table because you want to, and you help Daddy fold clothes because you want to do what Daddy does. You pull us in close and tell us you love us. You are polite and kind, sweet and loving, giving and smart. We love and adore you, pamper and dote on you, embrace and cherish you- everyday. No matter how much you grow up, you will always be my little boy and I will love you forever.