Friday, October 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Dear Gentleman

Last week my littlest man turned 3.  How does an age manage to be so grown up and so tiny and tender all at once?

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This child is a gem.  I hear it is common for third-born children to be the congratulatory pat-on-the-back from God to their parents.  "You've really invested yourself in this parenting thing, look at all that selfless, thankless service.  Let's make this one easy on you, you've earned it."

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This one practically parents himself.  He has an oversized conscience that makes it easy to teach him, but rather hard to make sure he is getting enough attention.  He wants to do everything "right." He's still human and all, but he's got none of the oppositional defiance I deal with every day in Sir O.  The difference is huge.  It's fun to be his mom.  (I can have fun with all of my kids, but he's consistent.)

Despite his agreeability, he is finding his own way amongst the other oversized personalities around here.  He is learning how to be stubborn, for better or for worse.

1 comment:, the way of the hummingbird said...

this post of yours almost makes me reconsider toward having a third child, but then again, i don't have your courage, nor the finances to pay for yet another ticket for regular transcontinental flights. ;)

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