My little Benji boy,
I can’t believe that I was ever worried about having a boy and not knowing what to do with you. I love having you as my little side kick during the day when Abbie is in school and it’s just you and me. You love to follow me around and “help” me do things. You are typically a very happy little guy, and you are so, so sweet. You get very concerned if you think someone is upset or if you hear someone crying and you give hugs right away. There has been more than one occasion where Abbie will take a toy from you, which makes you SCREAM. We tell her to give it back to you and she will but then she cries and throws a fit. Most of the time you will stand there for a few seconds and watch her and then you’ll go up and give her the toy that she had originally taken from you and say “Here you go, Abbie.”. You have a very kind and loving nature and I hope that that never changes.
I have to admit, it’s so hard for me to envision you getting as big as your daddy is. I can’t even imagine my little boy, who I still call my baby, being taller than me. I don’t ever want the days where you want hugs and kisses before bed to end and I’ll be heartbroken the day you don’t wrap all your fingers around my pinky to cross the street. I love seeing you accomplish some small task (buckling yourself into your high chair or picking up your toys) and then seeing your face light up with pride and you clap for yourself and say “YAY! Did it!” I love your toddler talk where you know enough words to communicate well enough, but you’re not even close to speaking fluently yet. Seeing you haul around your lovey and your paci really makes my day.
I have so many hopes and dreams for your future, little man, but at the same time, I can’t imagine you being any bigger than you are now. Love you, little man! Try to stay little forever, okay?
Love, your mommy