My Dearest B,
Oh, my sweet boy, you lost your very first tooth. You continue to grow up at the speed of light. I don’t think I can keep up with my first born becoming such a big kid on me. You were my first baby bump, my first birth, my first everything. My parenting journey began with you. Everything experience was a first along the way. I watch you become more independent among your school friends. Doing bigger kid things with big kids and no longer needing your Mommy right by your side. It doesn’t stop me wanting to scoop you up and cradle you like I used too. You continue to make me proud of you though. I love nothing more than to shout it from the rooftops how great school has been for you. I love that you love it as much as I did as a kid. Homework after school is quickly becoming my “amazed” time with you where you show me everything you learned in school, everything you love about school than wow me with your amazing memory of it all. It’s been such a great pleasure having a school boy in the house. You have changed so much in the last eight months or so in school. I think as parents your Dad and I have changed with you. You now call us Mom & Dad and get your sassy, kid attitude going with the head bobbing and the “what?” tone in your voice. I get little glimpse of what you may be like as a teenager. Oh, the fun won’t stop watching you grow up.
Love, Mommy xo
My Dearest MM,
You somehow are catching up with your brother. It seems you pass things faster, and earlier with a brother to follow around and copy. He has taught you so much without even knowing it. You now are fully potty training night and day. It’s a little sad to see you be such a big girl. Where has my last baby gone? You like to dress yourself in the mornings and pick out your clothes yourself. Your independence is amazing. You have always been so easy but lately we see a little tantrum here or there that you just have to win. You don’t give up easily either. Otherwise, you are the quiet shy one in the family. It’s definitely a different parenting needed when dealing with your shyness when I am so the opposite. Sometimes I forget to honor that you are not as confident in that way as your brother. It’s all apart of parenting learning how to parent different for each child’s needs. I am soaking up our time together as much as possible and soon you will be a school kid along the side of your brother. How did it go so fast? I never realized life could happen so fast but I am enjoying every moment of it while it happens with you baby girl.
Love, Mommy xo