Mr. S had a birthday this past week. My little blondie turned three and not a moment too soon. He has been looking forward to this ever since his sister turned six in February. His desire for the special day were many and changed constantly. He wanted a party. He wanted a toy story cake. He wanted friends there. He wanted balloons. He wanted pizza. He wanted hamburgers. I could never pin him down on the exact details. Then I realized he was turning three. He just wanted a day to have what he wanted. So that is what we did.
We went to the toy store and he picked out his birthday present (a duplo garbage truck and crane). He went to the grocery store and picked out his cake and ice cream. He picked out a balloon on a stick because then he didn't have to be afraid it would float away. He was allowed to choose whatever spot he wanted to sit at for dinner. He was allowed to eat whatever he wanted (or didn't want) to eat for dinner. His sister was not allowed to tell him no or boss him around. I think he was in heaven.
Yesterday I took him to the doctor for a well-child visit. He was shy at first but once he warmed up to the doctor, she couldn't get him to stop talking. Being the third child, once he realized he had someone who would sit and listen, he was ready to go on all day about garbage trucks and trash cans with smattering of information about his day to day life.
S is such a sweet boy and a joy to talk to. He is very articulate for a three year old and always makes me laugh with what he has to say. He is probably our most observant child, always aware of how things are placed and where their proper place is. He is also a daddy's boy which can be nice sometimes and can be kind of annoying. He loves to cuddle with his sister's baby dolls and play daddy.
But no matter how much he shuns me for dad on the weekends, he will always have a special place in my heart. I think I can officially declare that at last I have a left handed child! I was the third child in my family and I am left handed. Now my third child is left handed and I couldn't be happier. As much as I enjoy having that unique trait, it is nice to have someone to share it with. I love you Seti boy!