Living with a four year old is the best. For Cady it was the magic age, and while it is taken a little longer for James, it is turning out the same for him.
In the last couple of months he has had a language explosion and his critical thinking skills have grown by leaps and bounds.
He is constantly saying or doing something that makes me burst out with a laugh. Like fake lip syncing to songs on the radio or dancing along with movie previews on TV.
He is already pretty girl crazy. Yesterday morning when we were getting ready for school he told me that I needed to brush his hair, which is something I never do. When I asked why he said it was because he needed to look “hot” for school. (He meant cute.) He said he wanted a girl in his class to be his girlfriend. Send help.
He eats ALL the time. “Momma I’m hongry,” is something that is heard quite often around our house. His favorite food is corn dogs. He eats one every single morning. He is also fond of bsghetti, tacos, and bacon.
He is completely fearless, and his favorite pastime is practicing parkour in my living room. I probably tell him five times a night to get off of the back of the living room chair or to stop bouncing in the furniture.
He is also the loudest person I’ve ever met in my life. The noise level in my house is often deafening.
He gives the very best hugs and kisses. In the evenings he climbs into my lap to watch television. He will turn and give me random hugs and kisses with “I love you’s.”
He loves his story from his daddy at night, and he wants me to sing “Jesus Loves Me” to him afterward. He sleeps with a lamp, and nothing I can do will make him agree he doesn’t need it.
He instructs David and I every morning which one of us should pick him up from daycare. On Fridays if I pick him up he will ask if his daddy is in the car. If I say no then he will start to cry and say, “I just want us all to be together.” To him that’s the best thing in the world. For all of us to be together.
And that’s the best thing in the world for me too.
I’m linking this post with Parenting by Dummies for Wordful Wednesday.