Monday, February 11, 2013

This boy of mine

This sweet boy of mine seems to be growing like mad lately. He's looking so much less like a baby and so much more like the "big kid" we'll be sending off to school in the fall. Watching him become this person with thoughts, ideas and strong opinions has been a complete joy, yet I'd still give anything to freeze this time.

Right now...
  • He hugs me less and tests me more. He's stubborn and independent and 100% his mama.
  • He's constantly complaining that his feet are hot. He can't stand socks and has some pretty compelling reasons why we should let him play outside without them. The fact that it is the dead of winter and we have a foot of snow on the ground? Doesn't matter. 
  • Video games trump all...including books which, if you know Tyler, is saying something {perhaps that his parents need to enforce some serious time limits.}
  • He insists on wearing a sleeveless shirt under EVERYTHING.
  • Any object can be transformed into a masterpiece. Toilet paper rolls? Instant submarines. Kleenex boxes? Creepy space aliens.
  • Anything and everything is worthy of a collection.

  • Hand drawn pictures of people, buildings and animals have taken the place of the superhero art that once adorned his bedroom walls. I may be biased, but I'm pretty sure we'll be selling this stuff someday.

  • Last night he yelled out "Free mom on Craigslist!" It seems that he's had enough of me and dad can come back from his fishing trip any time now.It also seems that his mother should stop threatening to sell him on a sketchy website every time he gets a little sassy.
  • He broke up with Catie. Apparently she squealed "MATTY!" one too many times and well, that's a completely acceptable reason to end a relationship. Squealing is annoying and paying too much attention to the baby brother is absolutely intolerable. Said split has not stopped Tyler from writing "Catie" on every piece of paper he can get his hands on.  
  • What else? He's the world's greatest big brother.

Words can't describe how much I love this boy. The baby he once was and the "big kid" he's becoming.

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