I sure do love and like this kid. He makes me laugh a lot and he makes me want to cry with how sweet he is. He also makes me want to pull my hair out sometimes but, luckily, that’s not very often. I sometimes just stare at his little face and big brown eyes and am in awe of how great a kid he is. And the fact that he’s mine? What a lucky duck I am.
I am constantly amazed at the things he knows and says. Driving home from school a few weeks ago we saw a house with a little windmill ornament in the yard and he said, “Momma, that’s a windmill. It can be used to make light-tricity.” Well, ok smarty pants. He knows the different types of construction trucks better than I ever will and is completely knowledgeable about the various types of fire trucks and what they do. Don’t dare confuse the bucket truck and pumper truck – you will be corrected!
His fire truck obsession continues. He loves them and will play with them every day. Apparently the fire trucks at school are the “popular toy” this year and I just have to believe that Maxwell lead the charge there! He’s also still always talking about his fire station down in Naples where he basically has anything and everything you could ever want. Just last week he was telling me that he has elephants in his fire station that sleep in the bed with him. Well, 2 sleep with him at night and they sometimes break the bed because they are so big. The other 2 are nocturnal and sleep during the day. And he also has a REALLY big bathtub to give them a bath. Yea…that conversation actually happened.
Robert and I got a good laugh last week at dinner when he was talking about something and just said, “I saw it on Facebook at my fire station.” HA!! He often tells me “just order it off of Amazon, Momma.” Love that kid.
He’s definitely a rule-follower and wants to please. He doesn’t like getting in trouble or being told he did something he shouldn’t do (which really isn’t that often). He likes to keep things neat and organized (as much as a 3 year old can!). In his room, there are baskets where we have random toys in one, his train track parts in one, and blocks in the other. The other day he looked in one and said, “That’s silly, Momma! There are blocks in the train basket!” Ah, I think he has a little bit of me in him after all! 🙂
We rarely have true behavioral issues – just a little fussy when he’s over tired. I think he’s really only had to be punished for anything about 3 times in his life. He does sometimes get a little sassy voice and puts on a “mean face” that he says is a dragon. It’s definitely not my favorite and we’re always working on “being sweet”! He’s also big into being first now – first up in the morning, first to go into the next room, first in everything. Sharing toys with Spencer is a work in progress…and I’m sure will be for many years to come! He still eats like a very picky bird but will gobble down some Moe’s any day of the week. He naps most days but will quietly play in his room if he doesn’t actually go to sleep. Bedtime is around 7:30 and we read books and then I rock and tuck him in. Every night he reminds me to leave the hallway light on and, of course, I do.
He loves Spencer. I mean LOVES Spencer. He protects him, he takes care of him, he would do anything for him. I think his favorite thing is to make Spencer laugh and Spencer eats. it. up. They’re gonna be good buddies.
My sweet buddy. Last week you could see the moon during the day and he said, “Look Momma! Mr. Moon is saying hello to Mr. Sunshine!” Melt my heart. He is the best and 3.5 is a magical age. Wish I could freeze time.
We love you Maxwell!