You have just turned three, despite you telling me in the weeks leading up to your birthday that you are going to turn five. I think in the last few days we have decided to agree on the fact you were two and now you’ll be three. You have of course been asking what will you turn after you are three. I’ve just tried to change the subject so you don’t get too confused! Otherwise you’ll expect a birthday and presents every week!!
You are the most amazing little boy, and I cherish every moment I get to spend with you. I look forward so much to the weekends (or “it’s not a daddy work day”) when I get to play with you. I feel like we do a lot at weekend, and I feel that you always want to be doing things with me. You always want to know exactly what we are doing. In the morning you’ll ask where we going, and then “what we doing after” that, and “what we doing after”… etc. Typically you wait for us to tell you, but just this Sunday morning, you made up your own mind and asked to go on a “Bike ride with daddy”. Of course we did, because I’m a sucker and will do whatever you want!!! And the bike ride was great!! In fact I took you past the local golf course and pointed it out to you, as I like to make sure you see all the important things on our rides. You then told me; “I want to play golf with you daddy when I’m older!!” – Music to my ears. At the end of the ride you turned and told me that you “want to go to the golf show, colts game and a baseball game!”
I feel right now you really enjoy spending time with me, I feel you really look up to me, and I feel that you really love me. I hope those things never ever change. I asked tonight who you loved and you immediately said Daddy. I did ask who else you love and you told me Mummy and Layla – so I know it’s not isolated to me, you know you have a fantastic mummy too, and a beautiful little sister that you are doing so well adapting to.
You are such a boy! You love anything on wheels and anything involving a ball. I think you take after me in some of that, but you get your good cute looks from your mummy. You have a ridiculous amount of toy cars for a three year old, you are so good, and you always seem to do what we tell you, that we can’t help giving you rewards for your good behavior. Also we just love your reaction to getting something. You are so grateful, you always say thank you, and then you play with your latest toy for hours and always want to take it upstairs to be with your. Somehow you are only three but you’ve been two about 6/7 baseball games, 2 Pacers games, 4 Colts games, the Speedway 3/4 times, etc. I’ve never shied away from exposing you to these things and every time you react so positively and well behaved that we have been able to take to more things like this than many people experience in their lifetime.
You are a great sleeper and a great eater. Green beans and broccoli might be a push, but you eat veggie burgers (lucy burgers!) and hummus which keeps your mum happy, and you love chicken nuggets and steak, which keeps me happy. You love fruit and home grown tomatoes which keeps everyone happy!
You have a fabulous sense of humor. You might be a little guy, but you already know how to be funny. Occasionally we’ll read a book and you’ll know exactly what the different pictures are, but you’ll make up something else just to get a reaction of us (e.g. it’ll be a Turtle and you’ll tell me it’s a Giraffe!!)
You are tough. If you fall over, or knock something, you don’t really care. If you cry we know you’ve actually hurt yourself. Even if you hurt yourself you just ask us to kiss where it hurts, and then everything is OK. That works fine except for when you hurt you bottom!!
I could write for hours on how special you are, and how much you mean to me, but I think you get the idea.
Happy Birthday Hayden!