It is so easy to forget the sound of their little toddler voice, the way the pronounce words ("bagetti"), the cadence and tone of their speech .
This video makes me smile all the way through, and laugh at several parts, for a number of reasons.
- When I ask him what he is having and he gives me this look that says 'isn't it obvious?' and says "bagetti too." Duh, mom.
- When he serves himself the 'bagetti' and then looks at me sideways to see my reaction and then says, "I threw it over there."
- When he says "oopsie I dropped it!"
- When he tells me with a serious expression, "You need to drink this."
- When he looks intently in the empty bowl, staring at it, as if he will be able to tell exactly what it was he made in that bowl.
- When he says the ice cream won't melt and almost in the next breath he implores me to "eat your ice cream for it melts!"
I thought it was appropriate to share today because in the video we talk about Kayla being in school and I asked him if he can go to her school. He says "Not yet. I need to be 7."
And today he turned 7. This boy of mine is now seven years old. He's growing up so fast and is quickly losing that little kid-ness about it. Sometimes I miss the toddler years and sometimes he does too. He sometimes says to me, like he did last night when I tucked him in and talked about him being 7, "I wish I could fit in your lap still so you could hold me."
Me too buddy, me too. I assured him that while he has mostly outgrown the size of my lap, my arms will always be able to hug him.
He cares about the world around him - wanting to use his grabber and walk around the block picking up trash. ("I'm never going to smoke or litter!")
He got a birthday eve visit from the tooth fairy - he lost his 3rd tooth last night. She left him a dollar a book for his birthday.
Happy 7th birthday to my sweet, handsome, kind, considerate, thoughtful, and loving son!