A Tough Act To Follow

While I know that each child brings their own personality and energy to the family, I can’t help but look at Parker and think that he has set a very tough act to follow. Not only is he a sweet soul, but he has so much fun just living life. There is nothing “gloom and doom” about him. Thus far, four has been a wonderful age (food protests notwithstanding). His imagination is exploding and role play has become a part of our daily world. Take, for example, this turtle shell that he made in preschool. When I got home from work, he had been anxiously waiting for me like this.

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Then, we had to play the guessing game of what animal Parker was. He decided to give me a hint. “Look mommy, you can now see my head and arms and legs.”

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After playing along for a bit, I finally guessed correctly. I love that he congratulated me on my success.

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I think that one of the best parts of having a kid this age is that they are so eager to let you into their world. I’m thankful for this time because I know that in just a few short years, I’ll probably be blown off in favor of spending time with his friends. But such is life I guess.

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