B, you have become a proper little boy, no longer a toddler. Your voice is sounding older, you are growing taller day by day, and you are learning so much so quickly in school now. Somehow I glance over at you and think how has it been four and half years? Where has all that time gone when it only feels like yesterday I was bringing you home from the hospital and trying to figure out how to be your mother. We have so much fun chatting about what you like to do and playing in the park. We have been a great team together. I hope that’s all the case as I know it’s harder and harder as you get older to bond with your mother as much as your father being a boy. I hope you always know you can run to me and count on me to be there even when you are all grown up and have a family of your own. You already seem to have an old soul and like to talk about bigger things in the world. You love traveling just like me and I love that. I want to show you as much of the world as I possibly can and I hope you continue that journey too. We have been going on a lot of bike rides and swinging on the swings at the park something you used to absolutely hate as a baby and toddler. It just shows how much you have really grown up and changed lately. I have missed you so much at school but know how good it is for both of us and it just makes our school gate reunions so much more special.
MM, my little daredevil princess. I love how much of a mix you are between being girlie and being a tomboy. You love your dresses and dollies but you want to run through the leaves and the mud just as much as your brother. You love playing with his monster trucks and cars and attempting to climb trees and everything else in sight. You have no fear. We recently started you in gymnastics and you are absolutely loving it. I wasn’t sure if you would be happier in ballet or gymnastic until I saw you swinging from the poles solo that are higher than I am tall with a squeal of laughter. I knew I made the right choice. You are growing as fast as your brother in height and your hair is coming in full curls now. You have changed a lot since your brother started school and you no longer have someone to tell you what to do, when to do it, and how. It’s time for you to make your own decisions and your true self come out which it really has. It’s been a pleasure watching. I love how adventurous you are and how much you love to be outside. I can tell on a rainy day why you get a little grumpy and don’t like to be trapped inside all day. We are having so much fun one on one and spending this special time together before you will soon join your brother at school. I am trying to make sure we do as much fun adventurous things together as I can between the school drop offs and school pick ups. I had that special time with your brother before you were born and now I want to have that special time with you too.