Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bob at three and a half

This boy.  Where to start?  He is one cool kid.  We took Owen to the doctor for a checkup today and while we were out Pupper made every single person he saw smile and laugh with his jib-jabbering 'excuse me's and running and jumping and climbing.

He's his own little self.  He wants to do things his own way.  He wants to wear pajamas all the time.  It's the hardest thing about getting out of the house: two thirds of the time he cries and argues because he doesn't want to remove his jammies, doesn't like the socks I picked, wants to run barefoot in the snow!  Well, don't worry, my boy -- summer's a'coming.  This weekend Bob enjoyed his first outdoor "barefeet toes" of the year; he ran through the grass with a speed unseen since autumn.

Bob is an adventurer.  He's rescuing all the time.  For the most part, he's all boy.  He wants to be riding a motorcycle.  And climbing everything.  And pretending to be a puppy.  And playing every kind of ball game imaginable.  But at the same time: his favorite color is pink and occasionally he needs some time playing dress up in a "princess dress" and "glass slippers."

Snuggling is of utmost importance.  Pup spends a good bit of time each day snuggling in his bed or mine with his blankie and suckie, and sometimes Mom or Owie or Dad.

He LOVES his baby bro.  We have many conversations every day about the fact that Owen is the best.  "Hey, mom?  I wuv vat widdul duy duy.  He is my best fwiend eveh."  And most of the time, he likes to have that little guy guy close by.  There are times, of course, when Bob needs time away to do his own thing undisturbed by Owie's menacing.  But for the most part, they're a duo.  And that's a whole post in itself for another day.

I could go on and on about my sweet little Bob -- he's funny, he's smart, he's loving and thoughtful.  There are trying times for sure; there's a lot of learning happening at three, and Bobby tends to be a very emotional fellow; but every day I tell him and feel it to be true: "Pup, I am SO glad that YOU are my first baby.  I think you are amazing."

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