Thursday, February 20, 2014
To My Tommy Valentine
I feel like I understand you. I've always thought that Parker is like Daddy and Tommy is like me. It's like there is a special Tommy/Mommy club and we are the only two members. Others have said that you are a serious child, but I know you are just as silly as any other kid, just not everyone is special enough to see it. You have bright eyes (that happen to be beautiful too)! You look at the world and try your best to understand it. You constantly take in information and process it without saying a word. I never taught you how to count, you just counted to ten one day before you were even two. We watched the movie Frozen as a family and a week later, you started singing one of the songs! You're just a little sponge absorbing the world around you.
Speaking of music, I can tell you have a talent. You have always had very good rhythm. When you were very young, you did this fancy little dance that looked like you were riding on a horse. Adorable! I usually listen to the radio at a fairly low volume when we ride in the car, but as soon as you hear a song you like you yell, "Turn it up! Turn it up!" You definitely have opinions about the music you like and will change the radio station if you don't like what you hear. I am very excited to see what you do with your musical skill.
There is a serious side, a silly side, and a sweet side which is my favorite of all. Your hugs and kisses are so wonderful! You have a special love for babies and animals. When your sister was born, I had to fight to keep her safe from your excessive loving! You love puppies and pretend to be one all of the time. You especially love small things. If you find something small, you will try to keep it forever by hiding it in your pocket. Your bed is filled with stuffed animals. Each one of them is important to you.
Sometimes you do naughty things as most two-year olds do, but when you say, "Sorry, Mom!" in your sweet little voice, my heart melts. You seriously have the cutest voice ever! You also speak very well for your age and, unlike your brother, you are tall so I often treat you as if you are older than you really are, but you usually step up to the challenge. You proclaimed that you were, in fact, 5-years old, like your brother, and demanded that I let you go to preschool with him. You love your best friend, Parker and want to be just like him, but I don't want you to be. I want you to be you because I love who you are!