Happy 4th Birthday Little Man!
Little Man you have taught me what a true gentleman is. You exude a gentleness that I never knew existed with boys. When I was pregnant with you, Daddy and I decided to not find out whether you were a boy or a girl, but I had a strong suspicion that you were all boy in there. And boy did it terrify me. All I knew about boys were destruction, trips to the ER, and trouble with a capital T.
But you turned all that upside down with your bashful smile and tender hugs. Your shy demeanor might turn away some, but when you decide that someone is safe, that special person gets to witness the ginormous heart that you have. I can already see that you might not have a ton a friends when you get older, but the friends that you do make will be lifelong buddies.
You impress anybody who is patient enough to listen. You were talking so well by age 2, I constantly forgot that you weren’t 4 already. You knew your letters and numbers by your 2nd birthday. When everybody talked about how boys mature so far behind girls, I kept shaking my head wondering what they were talking about. You are brilliant and I can’t wait to see where it leads you one day.
Your daddy and I can already see some musical aptitude (hence your nickname here). You have natural rhythm and love to “play” your guitar just like daddy. You also graciously musically accompany your sister when she is putting on her one woman sing-a-long show. You are patient with your take charge sister and willingly allow her to dress you up in whatever girly get up suits her fancy for that day.
You are often (but not always) are patient with your emotional little brother during his highs and encouraging him during his lows. When your baby brother came home, my heart burst with joy at the amount of love you showered him. I’ll never forget you holding our baby for nearly 2 hours content to sit with him like nothing was more important. You even cried when I offered to take the baby so you could play with toys. I couldn’t believe what a fantastic boy we got with you.
You my little guy are most certainly quality. The Lord has rewarded me with a fantastic son.
I couldn’t be more proud to be your mommy.
Your very blessed mommy
But, I’d be even more thrilled if you would just be potty trained already. Seriously kid.