Someday I’m going to forget all kinds of things. I hope I don’t forget these things.
- Finn (age 4) sings song so proudly. At the beginning of this school year, he hated singing time at both church (Awana) and preschool. The teachers made him stand with the group, but he didn’t have to sing or do the movements. When asked about it, he said it was “too loud”. He’s slowly coming out of that, but even in the beginning of the year when he hated singing time, he was learning the songs. And he’d come home and just randomly start singing them. It’s fun!
- Finn also tells great stories about how things have come to be. He’ll tell me all about something he’s built with blocks. Always an elaborate story.
- We were going to the movie theater the other day and I asked Finn about the rules. His answers: “Don’t Hit.” Okay. “Stay in your seat.” Okay. “And if anyone gets on the roof of the van and they want to ride up there and they beat on the top of the roof like it’s a drum, we should tell them to get off.” What!?!
- When Stephen (age 3) falls or something and I ask him “Are you okay?” He always answer “I’m okay. I’m fine.” He always says both phrases and in the cutest voice. (He voice is still baby-ish.)
- Sam (almost 2) is so observant. Call it being Kid #3, but for months now, I only need to mention something and he’s all over it. I can just casually say “I’m going to go get the mail” and he’ll bring me my shoes. If the baby spits up and he sees that I don’t have a towel, he’ll go get me one – without me saying a word.
- He’s also always watching his older brothers and mimicking them. They start dancing – he will too. If they sit down for lunch, he will too. If they start running around all crazy – he will too.
But I do think the thing that I’ll miss the most is right after bathtime – especially when a kid has gained confidence in their new walking skills. I think I’ll miss seeing little naked baby bottoms running down the hallway to their bedroom. Is that weird? It’s weird I know. But seeing a kid who is just so tiny but fully capable of walking is fun. And seeing them run is even more fun.