Each of our children has had a very distinct personality:
Lizy was the quiet one who had a goofy streak and a temper.
Dot is the social, strong willed, nutty one.
Emily is the sweet bubbly, always smiling one.
Jacob is the class clown goofball type.
Robert is still a little young to know for sure, but he tends to be a little more on the serious side – though he can giggle with the best of them.
But, James is the ultimate
Throw him on a slice of bread with swiss cheese and you could just gobble him up.
He loves making you laugh, and he knows just how to do it.
He was the one who started the underwear ninjas at our house among the boys – he came bounding out of his room with his underwear on his head pearing out one hole. He struck his most serious ninja pose and said:
“I am a ninja.”
And I dissolved into laughter
(at least the underwear was clean).
Jacob soon followed suit and soon both boys were running around as underwear ninjas.
Last spring just before he [finally] potty trained, I changed his pull-up one morning and sent him off to the bathroom before putting a clean one on. As he went, he wiggled his wee little naked bum all the way to the bathroom, singing:
“Shake your booty.”
“Shake your booty.”
He has this funny thing with clothes. (though he’s finally starting grow out of it now that he’s in underwear). He will wear all the shirts in his drawer – at once – and
One morning I was talking with a neighbor in the driveway and he came running out with nothing on but a cape and his diaper – oh, and socks on his hand. He zoomed around us a few times as I tried not to be mortified before dissapearing inside the house. My neighbor patted me on the shoulder, laughing, and said,
“It’s ok. He’s a boy.”
He rolls, tumbles, dives, climbs and has the goofiest, cheesiest grin and faces. His please face would put all puppy dogs to shame. And his pirate roar would make everyone tremble.
And he’s my Glue.
I nicknamed him that because he just sticks to me – the ultimate snuggler and in these months since Lizy, I am even more grateful for those snuggles. He’ll scootch right up to me and say
“I am your glue.”
So, that is James in a nutshell:
my Ham & Cheese sandwich.
All of my kids are amazing and I am so blessed to be their mom. 😀