I remember the day you were born like yesterday. Well, sort of. I don’t actually remember a good portion of it due to pain killers and lack of sleep but I remember most of it. Now, all of a sudden, you are four years old. Four. Count them, I know you can.
I feel at 4 years old you have accomplished so much. Your biggest accomplishment I would say is your baby brother. I think you would agree, I love watching you with him. You love him with all of your being, even if he makes you a little jealous sometimes. You proudly announce him to everyone you see and you ‘taught him how to roll.’ You also fight to sit beside him in the car. He is yours.
As much as everyone is your friend, your very best friend without a doubt is your big brother. Your batman to your robin. Literally considering robin is your favourite. You will do absolutely anything that he asks, which is not always the best, but it shows just how important your family is to you.
You had a big summer, we spent so much time doing what you love. Camping, and you found a new love in hiking. While your little legs get tired after a couple kilometres you still truck along for as long as you can. You are also very excited at the very thought of hunting with your daddy. You caught not only your first fish but also your second and your third. But once you caught your first one, your biggest concern was making sure everyone else had a turn to catch one.
This is just beginning of how much of a sweetheart you are. You save every penny that you can get your hands on in your piggy bank or your scooby doo wallet. Not for a new toy or candy; but to but your mommy flowers. We can’t teach you that kind of sweetness, it comes straight from your heart. You’re always so concerned about others and how they are feeling.
You are growing up so fast, and I don’t worry about you at all. You are incredibly calm and mature for your age, which was a blessing while I was pregnant. I know it was hard on you at times, but we muddled through it and we both came out stronger on the other side.
There are a lot of big changes coming up for you in the next year, some you are more than ready for, others not so much. Some Mommy aren’t ready for, but I will manage. My pride and love for you overcomes everything else. I am excited, and terrifed to see what you will accomplish in the next year, and forever after that.
Grow slow little one, you’re only 4 for 365 days. Enjoy each and everyone of them.