This is a continuation from the last blog. The second of a series of dedications to each one of our children - things we love about them, characteristics that make them unique, and the gifts they will share with their new little sibling. Dearest Baby, here are....
2. At an early age, George took up the little hobby of word inventing. He would run around the house calling out new words and names for things. Some of them stuck. Like "caduation" for instance. This would be a cross between a catastrophe and an situation. We will be sure to debrief you on any new terms when you start babbling.
5. While his older brothers may tease him for this one, it is a personal point of admiration for his mama: George loves veggies, particularly lettuce. He can often be seen sneaking big leaves of Romaine out of the fridge, making himself a salad during a random time of day or asking me to be sure and add broccoli to the grocery list. A child after my own heart! Enjoy your months of milk, because I see a lot of green in your future diet, little one!
a personal trainer...
or a personal motivator.
7. Maybe it's just his age, but it seems like there is nothing George won't try. He's always up for a challenge, and we love the enthusiasm he brings to family life whether it be every-day chores on the farm, school field trips or creative projects that require everyone's best effort. If you're looking for a partner in crime - George will be your man!
8. This year, George officially started school with our family as a Kindergardner. He has a learning style all his own. And, while at times this has posed an "occasional" challenge for the teacher, ahem, I have garnered a great deal from him about the learning process. I'm convinced that his creative ways of thinking will someday save our family from a major "caduation." Maybe we should re-name him McGyver!
9. "Mom, can I help you??" As musical as "please," "thank you," and "I love you" are these words, spoken daily from the mouth of George. What can warm a mother's heart more than a son who desires to join an overwhelmed mama in her daily tasks? It's the stuff that keeps my lenses colored that lovely shade of rose. Do you think diaper duty will inspire the same proposal??