I almost forgot to write this month’s letter. I’d like to say it’s because I can’t believe you’re already this old, but it’s more likely that I’m tired. Because, dude!, you run me ragged these days. But being your mama is still very, very fun.
You had your first “real” Easter this month. You were around for Easter last year, but at only 5 months old, you weren’t really into it. This year you got an Easter party at school, Easter baskets from us and Grandma, AND you got to decorate Easter cookies with Mamaw and Papaw. You didn’t know what all the fuss was about, but you seemed to have a good time.
School is still going well. You’re in a new class with a new teacher who, I’ll be honest, I don’t like as much as your old teacher, but that’s just because your old teacher is a hard act to follow. You seem to be doing well and the assistant teachers love, love, love you. Napping still doesn’t really happen at school, but you’re never really in a bad mood in the evening, so I’m not sweating it too much. Plus, you sleep wonderfully on the days you’re home with me.
Speaking of those days, can we talk about how wonderful they are? Fridays are our date days. I try not to do any work at all and just focus on you. You seem so happy and calm on those days — it seems that we both need that time together so much. We don’t really do anything special (usually errands or just take walks) but it’s nice to have time to just soak you up without any distractions.
Your vocabulary is continuing to grow. There have even been a couple times when you’ve put two words together. Both have involved your Dada. Once you looked outside to see him sitting on the porch and said “Hi, Dada!” Another time we were at church and you were getting restless. I got up to take you outside and you were NOT happy about leaving him behind, causing you to howl “MY DADA.” It was very sweet. And loud.
Eating is still not particularly interesting to you. It seems like if you know we REALLY want you to eat something we put in front of you, you will definitely NOT eat it. It’s frustrating, but normal. I’m trying to not make an issue of it. I usually fail, but I’m doing my best. That will be a common theme in our parent-child relationship, you’ll soon learn.
You have two new and very exciting skills: helping to clean up your toys and blowing your nose! The first one helps keep the living room clean and the second one keeps us from having to use the nasal aspirator which you hate. So, good things all around.
Wherever we go, everyone points out what a happy little boy you are. And it’s true. If you get upset, it’s usually over pretty quick, and you love being out and about, visiting with people. You always seem SO happy to see everyone, even if you don’t know them, greeting them with a big smile and sometimes a squeal. Funny, you often get that in return, too. But how could you not? I mean, look at that face!
It makes proud to see how happy you are — I feel like it shows that we’re doing this right and giving you what you need. And that’s all we want in this whole, wide world.
Thanks for being our super-sweet, super-fun little bud. You’re really good at it.