Tonight while I had a successful mom/wife night, I heard a familiar screech from upstairs.
I managed to make dinner for tonight AND tomorrow night.
Record breaking success here!
Hayes yelled down, 'Baby bit me!'
I know he is usually telling me the truth, so off I went to investigate.
I discovered that, Baby did, indeed bite his nose.
Thankfully this time she did not leave teeth marks.
Or break his skin.
Off to the bath she goes....
She didn't get a nap today, so bedtime at 6:57 p.m. is nothing short of necessary.
And yes, she will sleep until tomorrow morning.
She will likely sleep later than I would like her to on a school day.
That is also part of our normal routine...
Sleeping late on school days and rising early on those days when I just want to wake when the sun rises.
But, the reason I wanted to blog tonight was to write Hayes a note.
I was thinking about all the little things that I love about him...
and I'm afraid that one day in my Mom Brain I'll forget.
And I never want to forget.
You wake much earlier than I even dreamed to be awake most days. I wish I could bounce out of bed the way you do, with more excitement and curiosity than most. You greet each day with an eager attitude and a heart to seek fun each hour. You bounce (literally) from your bed to the potty on your toes. Your calf muscles are something to be envied by all people! I think part of that is genetics (thank your mommy, daddy, and PawPaw for that) but part of it is also the fact that you have used your toes as your mode of transport since you discovered that you could walk and run instead of crawling. You didn't toddle for long, you ran. I often tell people you have two speeds, asleep and wide ass open. Forgive me, there is not a better way to say it. You bounce from your potty break to the designated location. Sometimes I let you play downstairs while I snooze/watch tv upstairs until your sister wakes. You have always liked to play by yourself and I'm grateful for that. I am very thankful that God blessed me with a child who can entertain himself, most of the time. You greet me each day with the same phrase, 'Mommy, I'm hungry/thirsty. Can I have milk and a brown poptart?' As long as I provide both of those and a tv or some toys you will happily let me enjoy some more quiet until at least 8 am. Praise Jesus. This past summer you learned to dress yourself, but you still have a hard time putting things on the right way. Occasionally you will complain that your underwear isn't right, it is usually backwards. You also hate to sleep in underwear, naptime or bedtime. Most people don't get that, but I do. You also love to go 'mando' as you say. I have a battle each day to keep socks and shoes on you, but not like your sister. You just don't want to put your socks/shoes on until we are 'about to weave the house right now.'
You will happily eat poptarts all day every day if we allowed it. You enjoy anything that is processed food and I'm sad that I created such a picky child. Oops. One day... You are a bit like Rain Man/Sheldon Cooper when it comes to routine. If something is different with your day or different than you anticipate it to be, you get upset. Today BeBe had to take you to school because PaPa was sick and we thought you might have a bit of a hissy fit, turns out you were fine. You like to eat food bars (granola bars dipped in chocolate) and gummies. You drink almond milk and you love it. You also like watered down apple juice. And lemonade from chick fil a.
When you hope to avoid any activity that you know is necessary you say, 'I not feeling too good.' I silently laugh at you. You have just learned to sniffle and you do it a lot. If your Aunt LeLe was near by she might cause you physical harm. She doesn't like sniffles, just ask Buddy. Speaking of, you love your aunts and uncles. You enjoy being able to see them often via FaceTime and I'm very glad Apple has the technology for us to do so. You like to 'see' them when you talk to them and you tend to think that any conversation without an iPhone is useless. You say your prayers each night and thank God for every single person you love. I'm glad to say that they all make the cut. You also thank God for Walker at school and for your favorite color red.
Hayes, you are so sweet to your sister about 95% of the time. The other 5% you are trying to wrestle her to her death or roll her over with your head. For some reason, this is fun for you... not so much the rest of us. This is usually why she bites you... back to the beginning... You and Libby love to watch Charlie Brown, any holiday movie will do and that makes me a little bit crazy. I'm over watching 'spooky Charlie Brown' and I'd like to watch the Thanksgiving or Christmas episodes, but I've learned it is not all about me. You and Libby also love to watch Disney movies. I am beyond thrilled that you love to sing along with every song you have learned. It makes me happy to think that you love music as much as I do. You know words to songs that I don't even know! You are meticulous and play for hours with puzzles, blocks, and your mens. Yes, mens. You will also sit in front of the tv with your mouth hanging open just like your Daddy. You don't like to take naps in your 'real clothes', you prefer your pajamas. Can't blame you there.
You think that anything edible is better with yellow sauce (chick fil a sauce) and you would dip any food in that if I would let you. You don't like to be bothered with a nap or the potty or a meal because you are too busy playing. If I could feed you while you played you would be thrilled. Your manners are getting better and you have turned into a snuggly little boy here lately. I spent 2-3 years wondering why you didn't like to snuggle, but now you are quite a lovebird. You like to share your affections and snuggle with me. It makes my heart so happy.
Hayesface, I love you so. You are growing up too fast and I'm not happy that you will be 4 in about a month-ish. You are going to be a great help with Spencer Brynne in April. I apologize that this is random, but I had a lot to share. PK would say this is a 'thought thread'... mostly I think its scattered MomBrain.
Love you lots,