Dear Anthony

You are learning.  You are learning that there are things in your life you should not be doing, that there are things in your life that we will regulate.  Like breaking playing with daddy's xbox, the moment I tell you to "stop" you listen, but that doesn't keep you from trying to cause trouble in the first place.

Toddlers.  That's what you are, I have come to accept it.  As you emphatically ask "What is that?" and point and laugh and roll around.  When we play chasing games, you pause so that I can catch you, knowing there is joy in both running away and in being caught.

His reaction to being told not to hit me in the face.
Life is hard.


You grow more every day.  Your 12 months pants have finally caught up to you and have seemed to shrink, while the 18 month pants drag.  You insist on wearing shoes and stick out your feet for me to put them on or try and put them on yourself.

Sometimes I am sad.  The tiny little person I brought into the world isn't tiny anymore.  You are so big.  But then you smile and me and say "Mom" and try and give me kisses and all is right with the world again.  You are what's right in the world.

I try and savor each moment with you, because they are fleeting.  You will be a man before I can blink.  Don't Blink. (When you read this, someday, you will be a Doctor Who fan and you will smile at my reference.  If you do not love the Doctor, I take back everything nice I said about you.)  We play patacake, we chase, we laugh.  Every second with you is time well spent, little one.

I love you, sweet boy.







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10 comments:

  1. Oh, this is such a perfect post. I love it. I have 6 young kids, and I feel this way so so often. It's amazing how they grow so quickly, yet it's so hard too. I'm excited to follow your blog!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Six kids is quite a handful :)

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  2. I can't believe how big you are Ace face!
    Toddlerhood is here :)

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    1. I can't believe it either! Remember when our babies were small and squishy?

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  3. What a sweet letter to your son. And what an adorable little boy he is! You are right it will go by in the blink of an eye- enjoy every single minute.

    BTW- We are Doctor Who fans here too! :)

    Blessings to you!

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    1. Holy Whovian! Thank you for stopping by! God bless :)

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  4. So precious!! I can totally relate. My kids are 4 and 2 and the years have gone sooo fast. This letter was so incredibly sweet.

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  5. My first "baby" is 27 years old! I remember whn she was a baby and my Mom bought her a snow suit that was a size 24 months! it looked HUGE and I thought she would never be that big!!! LOL! Truly, our precious little ones grow up in the blink of an eye! Enjoy!!!

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