We just had his pictures taken this morning, and he looked like such a big kid, in his collared shirt and chucks. I had just trimmed his hair last night, and this morning, he requested for it to be gelled, "just like Daddy's."
This entire week, he has been showing signs of possessing a degree of independence, self-confidence and courage that I didn't know he had.
|He happily plays by himself now, with lots of pretend conversations.|
|And at some point this summer, the hesitation of leaping into the water from last summer disappeared, and the fearlessness of early toddlerhood returned.|
|He asked these firefighters, who had stopped by the splash pad to visit with the kids, if he could take a photo with them.|
|And later that afternoon, when he got rewarded some screen time, he asked his baby sister if she wanted to watch with him. I don't normally let her have any screen time, but it was so sweet of him that I let her lie next to him for a little while.|
It is going to be some kind of crazy difficult to not cry when I drop him off that first day.
Mama's having some growing pains.
I'm glad to know I'm not alone.