And Braveheart Traded His Kilt For a Tutu . . .
You guys would really need to start a club. Seriously boy, you are the most enthralling blend of testosterone driven thrill-seeking and hilarious adventurer of Katie’s dress up closet I could have imagined. Today, on your second birthday, here are ten things I love about you:
#1: One minute you’re auditioning for Bruce Willis’ replacement in Die Hard 5 . . .
. . . . and the next you’re insisting that your toenails be the exact shade of bubble gum pink Katie just painted hers. (non-toxic polish, of course!)
#2: You’ve reclassified football as FEETball
It makes more sense to me, too:)
#3: You love to “chop” veggies for dinner
Granted, it’s more like bludgeon them into unusable pulp with a butter knife, but I can see you’re well on your way to knowing how to pamper your wife with a homecooked meal.
#4: You yell “butt!” in public places
You mean button, but it sure does make for some interesting conversations
#5: You kiss your sisters boo-boos
Whether you caused them or not
#6: Though you’re willing to learn our names for things
. . . every item that can be remotely repurposed as a tool is called a “hammer GO!!“
#7 You were born the full moon
And I love everything about your story
#8: You use my arm as a construction zone while nursing
Complete with toy cars, bulldozers, and sound effects
#9: You’re clever
You know we hate for you to fall asleep in the car right before naptime, so you always pretend to konk out. Too bad your smirk gives you away!
#10: And despite what I’ll say on your wedding day . . .
It actually **is** adorable that you once hid my credit card in a jar of nut butter and routinely steal my carrot peeler for your “projects.”
And best of all . . .
You are mine, and we got to share these moments . . .
And Just In Case You Missed It . . .
Here is the first year!
Between the innocence of babyhood and the dignity of manhood, we find a delightful creature called a boy.
-Alan Beck, 1949