It occurred to me that maybe you haven’t met the two biggest people in my life. So maybe it’s time to make introductions.
Age: Four and a half years.
Likes: Running in the park, playing with his friends. Making art. Dancing. Stamps, stickers. Monkey Joes. Angry Birds. Rihanna.
Dislikes: Grapes. Dino Dan.
Favorite color: Purple.
Personality: He likes to laugh. He sings little songs to himself. He is handsome. And my favorite person to be with. I really like his company. I like his voice and his little stories, the things he says, what he notices about the world. I like to photograph him all the time and post the pictures to Facebook. It is cliché. A cliché inside a cliché wrapped in cliché paper. But it makes me happy. Because he is full of joy — laughing, singing, spreading his arms out to the world. To be around him, that’s joy too.
Plans for the summer: Swimming. Learning how to ride a bike. Trip to Wisconsin. Running in sprinklers.
Age: 11 months
Likes: Bottles. Banging things. Cars. Quiche. Walks in the stroller. Bathtime. Pulling your hair, yanking the earrings right out of your ears.
Dislikes: Peas. Green beans. Bedtime.
Personality: Patient, kind. Shakes his head from side to side when he’s happy, which is often. Giggly, grunty. Curious.
Plans for the summer: Scooting. Swimming. First birthday. Chocolate cake. New teeth. Learning how to walk?
We are going to be busy. And I’m excited.