|People ask where Timmy got his dimples, and actually it's me. They've kind of gone away over the years as I lost my baby fat. I was thrilled to see them reappear on my Timsy's face.|
|Here I am in 1984 with my brother Scotty. The quality of this photo isn't so great, but see the dimples?|
He wants to be included in everything the girls are doing. It can be tricky trying to balance their desires for more crafts and art projects with his desires to climb up on the table and wreak havoc with all the materials. I try to get him into his chair and then I give him just enough of the thing that they're doing to keep him content. Sometimes it works. Often it works for only about 10 minutes and then I have to keep appeasing him with other things so he isn't just crying in his chair. It is no fun to do anything when Timmy is sitting there crying. I've been wanting to get out one of Delaney's crafts that she got for Christmas -- rocks and acrylic paint -- but I'm too scared to get out anything that's not washable. Unfortunately for her, there's no getting away from Timmy. We could do it during afternoon nap and then only poor Annie gets left out. Her attention span is only a little longer than Timmy's right now anyway.
He's such a determined little man, and sometimes I wish I didn't have to give him any boundaries. He wants to do it all. He swings his little arms angrily at me several times a day when I tell him no or take something away that he's not supposed to have. If he could he would say, "Bad mama!" "Mean mama!" I am a meanie. I'm like, 'Sorry kid, it's not my job to keep you happy. It's to keep you ALIVE!'
He is a huge flirt. Whenever we are out and about he always tries to catch the eye of any random adult because he knows they will smile and say hi. We were in line at the post office once and he walked around to the side of the man right in front of us and just stood there staring up at him and smiling. He was like, 'I know you want to look down and notice me. Aren't I adorable?' Just today at the health clinic, he was making eyes at a woman who looked to be middle-age, and she laughed and said, "He's going to be a heartbreaker." Then with a sigh she turned to me and said, "Enjoy these days, every minute of them, even when you want to tear your hair out. It goes by so fast!" Yeah I know, I know..:)