Things You Like Today

Dear Little F,

Right now you would rather put your crayons back in the box than color with them.  You want to be read to during every spare minute of the day.  You are very generous with hugs and kisses.  You seem to be moving out of your biting phase and into a licking (?!?) phase.  You are changing so quickly that if I forget to document something, some cute thing you say or do, you will have stopped doing it before we realize it.

For instance, just a couple of weeks ago you used to answer every question with the word no.  The way you said it was so cute; your dad could do a better imitation than I could.  We would ask, “Little F, do you need to have your diaper changed?  Little F, are you ready to take your bath?  Little F, would you like some milk?”  And you would say, “Naoh!” before we had even finished our question.  Now you will pause as if to consider the question and the answer isn’t always no anymore.

Some things you like today:

  • Climbing.  You will climb into your booster chair when you’re hungry and wait for us to put food on your tray.
  • Books.  Your favorite bedtime books are still “Good Night, Gorilla” aka ” ‘Lilla” and “How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight” aka “Nino”.  Your favorite daytime books are “Moo” and one of your many books about babies.  Or one of your many books about dogs.  Basically you’re like me and will read anything that has writing on it.
  • Peas.  It took you a while to come around, but you will finally eat your peas at dinner.  Last night all you wanted for dinner were peas.  However you don’t like the skin on the peas and will spit it out leaving the sad little green husks on your tray.  “Pea skins” isn’t a phrase I ever thought I’d say, but it has been a regular one in this house lately.

Finally, and most importantly, you love your Dada and your Mama and your Lucy dog.  The three of us love and adore you too and it has nothing to do with the fact that you don’t say “Naoh” to everything we ask anymore; it has everything to do with pea skins.

My climbing, book-loving, pea-eating little guy with his friends Snooty and Lilla.

Love,
Mama

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