Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday

My son turns three this week, so I thought I would write him a message in case he reads this blog when he gets older and wants to know what he was like as a toddler.

Happy 3rd Birthday, (name redacted)! It's been quite an exciting three years! It seems like only yesterday when you were 2 and 364 days. Now you are 3.

You are loving, give great hugs and have an amazing smile.

You are Daddy's little boy and share many of my mannerisms and demeanor.

You are quiet, shy and very cautious in large groups or when you are around unfamiliar people. That's not a bad thing. However, when you are home or at school, you are generally happy, social, and talkative, even if I don't understand half of what you say.

You like your new big boy bed though you have not entirely grasped sleeping under the covers and prefer to lay on top of the covers. You also haven't mastered sleeping through the night or sleeping in to a reasonable time in the morning like you did in the crib.

You are persistent. I'm not sure if this is testing boundaries, or you just want to get what you want and don't want to wait for it. For example, you will ask for milk and even if we reply that we'll get it soon, you will continue to ask for milk. On a related topic, your favorite words seem to be again, more and sit. (Yes, I'm going to sit next to your bed when you go to sleep just like I did the night before. And yes, there's a good chance that I will also fall asleep on your floor.)

You are obsessed with Thomas & Friends. Yes, I've written this before, but this hasn't changed.

You enjoy school and particularly adore one of your teachers.

You also love your "girlfriend" who you have been together at daycare or preschool since you were only five months old.

While you get a diverse menu at school, your favorite foods are pasta, pizza, french fries, hummus and applesauce. Cheerios (or "Cheetos") are also a big hit. Passover could be tough in a few weeks.

You enjoy hearing Mommy and Daddy sing (even if Daddy sings rather poorly) and you'll often sing your own songs. When you learn a new song a school, it's often fun trying to figure out what song you're singing. (Miss Mary Mack was the latest tune.)

You also still like books. I hope you always do since reading is great.

You're not really into sports yet as you would much ride your car when you go outside than play with a ball.

Most importantly, even though you have no idea how your life is going to change in the next few weeks, you are going to be a terrific big brother.

Happy Birthday! We love you!

1 comment:

Nichole Fisher said...

Happy Birthday! I can't believe he's 3 already.