Sometimes its hard to slow down and just reflect. Life gets so busy and in the chaos of life I often fail to reflect on stages, important moments and just how life is going at this point in time.
I am so thankful for this group – Letters to our Children- which allows me to do just that. Reflect on my kids and who they are. Even though the dates always sneak up on me each month, its been so good for me to do these posts.
This month I’m writing to my second born and my only son. To continue through the circle to see some other beautiful letters and very talented photographers make sure you check out Karen’s letter to her daughter Mariah here.
Dear Baby Boy,
You are just over a month away from your fifth birthday. You remind me each day that you are almost five. And you are really not much of a baby boy anymore. You are growing tall. You no longer have the round little tummy as it has stretched as you have gained height in the last year. Your moods are still as up and down as you have always been even from a little baby. You are either super happy or super unhappy.
You ask us each day how old we are. And each day the answer is always the same. Every day you ask us to play on some sort of screen. You are a bit obsessed with screens- tv, phone, computer! If it has a screen you want to be in front if it. Which often brings its challenges as we do limit you and that usually brings about some kind of meltdown. We are still figuring this out!
Lego and Ninja’s are your thing right now. You love playing with lego and you love being a ninja. You often carry around a Jake and the Neverland Pirate sword in whatever way you can keep it on your body. Some days its tucked into the back of your shirt and other days its in your underwear. You love fighting, wrestling and rough housing– I feel bad sometimes that you only have sisters. And so your daddy who loves you so much will fill that roll for you.
You are still lovey and need to feel close to your mommy and daddy. You still snuggle and you still fall asleep on the floor or wherever you are when you are bored. You are sweet and often will pay us the nicest compliments. You like to have fun and play and laugh. There is never a dull moment when you are around.
We love you immensely and am so glad to have been blessed by you as our little boy. Every time you do your little sucky face with your tongue and lips when you are tired it reminds me that you are still small and that you still need us for so much in your life. I am cherishing these moments as I know they will slip away sooner than I know. So my little baby boy, please stay little for a while longer I need these moments to not fade so quickly.