Dear Bubba ~
In last month’s letter, I wrote to you about how you had been kind of a tough little stinker for quite some time. I’m happy (actually, no, I’m elated) to report that that phase seems to be behind us for the most part. And, just so you know, I’m fine with it not coming back for awhile…or ever.
I know that stinker phases are just a part of life, but I have to say that it sure has been nice to have you back to your smiley, happy, funny, good-natured little self. It’s wonderful to see you laughing all the time again. It’s fantastic to see you enjoying life and generally having a good time every day again. And it’s awesome to see you coming up with the hilarious comments and one-liners you’re famous for once again.
You’ve had a lot of great commentary about things lately, but something you said just this week particularly made me smile. We were making cards for your teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week. You were talking about how much you liked Teacher Appreciation Week, and even hearing you speak the word “appreciation” made me smile. You asked me what I thought other kids were going to be making for you for Teacher Appreciation Week, so I explained that they wouldn’t be making anything for you and that the week was to show appreciation towards your teachers. That perplexed you a bit, so you clarified with me to make sure you were hearing things right, “So my friends aren’t making me anything?” At that point, I tried to burst your bubble as gently as possible by reiterating that you weren’t getting anything and that this week was for your teachers. You thought about that for a minute. The wheels turned. Your brain processed. And then you simply asked, “When’s Kid Appreciation Week?”
Welcome back, Bubba. It’s so nice to see *you* again. I love you (and your precious commentary), my little bud.
I am so honored to be participating in this Letters to Our Sons project with so many amazingly talented photographers and moms. These monthly letters and photographs are our way of honoring our special boys and letting them know how much we cherish them, so please follow the circle of links and visit the blog of the very talented, Bre Thurston. Be prepared for super cuteness, too…Bre’s little man is simply adorable, just like his mama.