Monday, August 27, 2012

Four years... All buttoned up

My son, Gavin, turned four last week. He's growing up so fast. It seems that everyday he is doing something to amaze me. Yesterday he buttoned his pants. That may not seem earth shattering to you but for a mommy who has to stop everything for every bathroom break to help undress and redress... IT'S HUGE! Especially since I've been trying to just get him to try buttoning his own pants for months.

I've begun to dress him only in elastic waistbands because he refuses to even try. But we may have turned a corner. Again I was amazed!

He's such a character. He has the best imagination. I remember playing a lot of imaginative play when I was a kid but I'm pretty sure he has outdone me. We go on all kinds of adventures without every leaving our home. Just today we rescued a dolphin and gave it a new home at the zoo. He learned a new word - "hoist - and used it all afternoon long. "Mom, come see. They are going to hoist Splash (we named the dolphin) up out of the water." "you hold this while I hoist the dolphin." I could go on but you get the point. Again just amazed!

The wants funny things too. We like to dress him in collared polo shirts. They generally have two buttons at the neck. Most people would just button one and leave the top button open. He often insists that they both be buttoned. It really is his only clothing quirk. Normally he couldn't care what outfit I select but if it is a collared polo shirt it must be all buttoned up.