Things About You that I Never Want to Forget
the way you love to party. Every day, you’re setting up for something: a fairy party, a flower party, a sister party. We’ve always got streamers and balloons on hand so that you can decorate, and baby Drew and I are happy to be the guests of honor. There’s always tea and there’s usually strawberries, and 9 times out of 10, you’ve got a row of dolls there to join us. I’ll never forget your parties and the quiet afternoons we’ve spent together on the floor of your bedroom.
the way you try. You are always willing to put your little self out there, even when something scares you. You trust me and what I tell you, and you challenge yourself. When we’re doing our homeschooling, there’s nothing I put in front of you that you won’t try. You love the feeling of accomplishment, and you always try to put your best foot forward at everything. Last week you flipped on the bar at gymnastics, something that scared you to death the week before, but you tried again, and you did it, and when you did, you looked up to me in the balcony, gave me a thumbs up, and said to your teacher and classmates, “That’s my momma!!! She’s soooooo proud of me!!” You were so right.
the way you love girl time. Any small chance I get, I make sure to take you out alone for girl time. Most of the time, it’s just a short trip to the grocery store, but calling it girl time makes you feel special, so we make the best of our alone time. You always say that you want to be best friends forever, and so do I. There’s nothing better than having my best girl all to myself.
the way you pat my back when I hold you. As soon as I cradle you in my arms, you swing that little arm around and pat my back. I’ve always done it to you when I’m comforting you, and you always return the favor when you’re relaxing in my arms. It never fails to make my heart smile, and every time it makes me squeeze you even tighter.
the way your baby teeth look. They seriously kill me with the cuteness. They’re huge and they make you look like such a big boy. You do this thing where you scrunch up your nose and smile, and your 2 front teeth hang over the edge of your bottom lip. You’re such a happy little boy, and I love to see that happiness in your smile.
the way you play. You search for the danger and the dirty, and you worry me to death with your daredevil antics, but I let you lead the way, just like I did with your sister. If I let you wander, I’m sure to find you into something you shouldn’t be, like playing in the toilet or standing on a table. You’re a wild one, boy, but that’s one of the many things I love about you.