You are one amazing kid. You love to laugh more than anything. Sean’s stupid jokes crack you up all day long. You are the voice of reason when anyone else is upset, but if you are upset there is no consoling you. The other day, Lily was driving me crazy with her arguing and you saw steam coming out of my ears and said, “Mom, don’t let her ruin your day.” Good call.
You are always wanting to “make a deal” for something that you want. It normally involves your tablet, legos, or money. You know how to fake being sick really, really well. I always fall for it when you come up to me in the morning, looking all pathetic, saying you have a headache and “slept horrible”. If I let you stay home you almost always perk up as soon as we drop your brother and sister off to school.
You get great grades, and get very upset when you get anything below a B. I don’t yell at you or get mad about it, but you take it to heart anyway. I am proud of you for valuing grades as much as you do, but I wish you would relax a little about it.
Let’s talk about your tantrums for a moment. Thankfully they are getting fewer and fewer, but every few days something sets you off and you go from smiling and happy to nearly hysterical in about 3 seconds. For example, you recently realized you couldn’t find a paper that you needed to turn in to your teacher. Without it, you might not get “fun Friday”, where you can bring toys from home to play with them at school. First…. you start stomping your feet. (This is where you earned your nickname “little horse”) Next, the whining and tears come… this is where we tell you to calm down, or go to your room and come back when you are calm. Lastly, you run shrieking to your room, waving your hands over your head. It’s actually pretty funny. But kind of annoying, to be honest. We need to work on NOT freaking out about the little things.
You and your brother are lego FANATICS. You easily con your dad into buying you new Lego sets every couple weeks. Not little ones either- this week it was the Millenium Falcon. I love Star Wars so I didn’t make a big deal about that. You also somehow get your brother to give you a lot of his Lego sets. I’m not sure what power you have over him but I hope you are giving him something in return. You two will stay up late and get up early to put a new set together as fast as possible.
You are an adventurous eater and Sean and I love that about you! You’ll try anything he makes, and you even like brussel sprouts, broccoli and salmon. That’s my boy.
I love that you still insist that I tuck you in every night. I know someday you won’t need that but for now, I enjoy it immensely. You refuse to go to sleep without a hug and a kiss from me. Even if someone else tucks you in first, I have to do it last.
You are also a great helper- always willing to do what we ask. You love to vacuum and do the dishes. Laundry, not so much. But it truly makes me proud of you to see what a helpful kid you are.
I have to add, that you are quite the charmer. You have several little girls at school that are smitten with you, but there’s one special young lady that you have talked about since Kindergarten. She even gave you a note with her phone number. When Sean and I went to your kindergarten field trip, you two walked around holding hands all day and it was adorable. You haven’t been in the same class since then, but you still told me that you might marry her when you grow up. Awwww. We probably won’t live in the same place for much longer, but that’s adorable.
Right now, you fluctuate in what you want to be when you grow up- sometimes it’s a race car driver, sometimes it’s a mechanic, but it usually involves cars. Shelby Mustangs, and Bugatti’s. Whatever you grow up to be, I know you will be amazing at it. I am proud and lucky to be your mom.