Maxwell is 4 years and 2.5 months old and I’m pretty sure he’s the most awesome 4 year and 2.5 month old little boy out there! (it’s my blog, I can say that) 🙂
I had his parent/teacher conference last week and got a glowing report! 🙂 She said he’s a very bright boy and quite the leader in his class. She actually had them do little tests just to see where they are and he can count to 29, could identify all of his colors and shapes, could identify all of the letters and their sound just by looking at them (she actually said he was the only one to get all of these right!) and he holds scissors properly which I guess is a big deal at this age. She said he’s a great listener and quite the joy to have in class! Yay!
She comes up with the 4 best words to describe your child now and then does it again at the end of the year to see if they’ve changed. Here are Maxwell’s 4 words for now…
Kind, Inquisitive, Imaginative and Leader. Pretty spot on I’d say!
I know I’m pretty biased, but this kid is smart. He’s curious, he’s engaging, he’s got a fantastic (and scary sometimes!) memory and he’s just a hoot too. He knows the first names of all of my friends and his friends’ moms and calls them by name – Rebecca, Jessica, Leila – it’s funny. He always gives me good information about what went on at school, who was there, who was out and why…he’s the little class reporter and I love it!
He’s starting to get very opinionated about certain things like clothes…much to my dismay. I swear it was only 3 months ago that he said “I just wear whatever Momma tells me to.” I’m afraid those days are over and now you’ll find him in blue jeans and his work boots as many days a week as he can get away with. He wants to wear his new belt every day too! His shirt will likely be striped so he can look like a tiger. Yes, a tiger. His other recent obsession right now are animals – he’s CONSTANTLY asking questions like “are cheetahs good swimmers? who can climb better – a monkey or a tiger? do bears have meat? how fast can a jaguar run?” It’s kind of hilarious the way I answer all of the questions because many times I have no idea. 🙂 We have several cat dress up masks and tails so he can be a cheetah, tiger or jaguar! This all started when we got the movie Bears (highly recommend) and it’s been fun to see him develop a second obsession outside of firetrucks (which he still loves). He’s also really into construction workers lately (hence the work boots) and that’s because of the work we’re doing on the new house. He loves to get over there and measure things with his tape measure!
Much to Maxwell’s delight, Spencer is finally to the age where they can “play” together…although Maxwell definitely gets frustrated when Spencey won’t play the way he’s supposed to! ha! Maxwell truly loves his brother and tries to hug on him all the time which is unfortunately often met by a shove from Spencer. Ah, brotherly love! But, they really are cute together…especially when they both wear their work boots! 🙂
I sure do love my little chatterbox (honestly, he NEVER stops talking!) and am just trying to soak up these days of his endless questions and adorable toddler voice. My favorite thing he says when I ask him to do something? “Oh, sure!” in the cutest voice you’ve ever heard. He’s the best. Right now, he loves me the most and I don’t take it for granted one second. He’s a good, good kid and I’m so glad he’s mine.
See you tomorrow!