One thing I know to be true is we have three boys, and each one has their own way. I think if I were to explain to the people that make really random comments about having all boys, whether they're trying to be "sympathetic" or helpful or whatever you want to call it...I wish they could just know that obviously they are not all the same, and I love them each dearly. People are funny in general about pregnancy, and about what gender each family has, and all kinds of other things they really don't need to share their thoughts on. But that's alright.
Love them, love that they are different.
He is more and more of a wild card. He has such a soft and mild look when he is around people he doesn't know. He is tough, he likes to play rough with his brothers/daddy and even mama. He is increasingly verbalizing his entitlement to belongings. He is ornery, and knows how to push buttons...and does so often when he is wanting to get a rise out of someone (ahem....Noah).
He has definitely entered the little boy phase, yet still likes to be held from time to time like a toddler/baby. He is VERY playful.
(He just moved to his big boy bed...sharing a room with Noah! He wasn't so sure about leaving HIS bed aka the crib...but has adjusted very well.)
He is hilarious. He is shy. He is super mechanically minded, and can build things crazy well with/without instructions. He can verbalize his thoughts and feelings very well for a four year old. He is a teaser to a certain point, and gets a sense of anxiety of he thinks someone will tease him back. He retains knowledge super well (he knows WAY more about sea animals than I certainly do!). He can flat out ignore a person if he is in the middle of playing/doing something he likes or just doesn't want to do whatever it is the person is saying. As in...I actually wondered if he was hard of hearing for awhile.
He is confident (at home and maybe at school?) in being right. He is smart; loves to read and tell the stories from what he reads. He has a very soft, sincere side that is aware of others feelings. He loves to tell and hear jokes/stories. He has a very good memory, and is not afraid to recall what he has learned when it is pertinent. He is growing up into a young man, and can be so observant and helpful.
(These pictures were from Mother-Son night at school...it was Bingo night!)
Oh these boys...no, its not quiet around here. Its not tidy either. And I'm beginning to understand that in just a few years, our grocery bill will be SIGNIFICANTLY higher. But, I love that they each hold a special place in our hearts...on the good days and bad. I wouldn't trade them for the world. And for this next little baby brother...I am very excited to meet you, learn your personality, and love on you too! You have 3 big brothers that are pretty excited about you already!