Wyatt at six and a half is fun and funny.
He is insightful and sweet.
He is thoughtful and empathetic.
Yesterday I got a belated Mother's Day gift from Jack and when I said I thought it was going to make me cry he said, "Please don't cry. It will make me cry." And when Jack was getting yelled at the other day Jack was heartbroken for him and just wanted it to end. He can't stand when other people in our family are upset.
I am so grateful for Wyatt. When he wakes me up, he apologizes for waking me up.
He tells me I am the best mom in the whole world.
I don't know how I lived 29 years without his sweetness. He is the best thing that ever happened to me. He is so kind & vocal about his feelings for me.
He also says a lot of funny & sometimes wise things. Two weeks ago he said boys get engaged to girls by singing to them. That's how they do it.
He loves to make things with cardboard. He loves glitter and paint and projects.
A while ago when I was writing letters to all my friends, he sat down and did the same right beside me. He just joins in. He's my sidekick. He is so thoughtful, always wanting to think of what the other person would like. Like when he was choosing stickers to put on his Grandma's letter, he chose ones he thought SHE would like, not ones HE would like.
He loves to cheer people up. Especially Carly. And he's his most generous self when his brothers are upset. He will share his toys, his bike, his ideas.
He loves making up jokes. Especially ones that use plays on words. I need to record them.
My two favorites are:
"What did Yeti say to Big Foot when they were playing hide & seek?"
"Yeti or Not, here I come!"
"What do you call a cold penguin?"
He wants to know how old dinosaurs live to be. And how old the oldest rock is. He is fascinated by earth and volcanos and rocks. And he asks Siri everything. (Even what my pass code is for my phone. Nice try! Ha!)
He loves tape and school supplies.
He is brilliant at school, only struggling with perfection, working slow and reading comprehension at times. He doesn't just have school smarts though, he also has really big emotional intelligence. The steroids he's been on tend to make him extra emotional, and when we were talking about his asthma and his frustration with it, he said, "You just have a good cry, then you feel better." He's such a smart little guy.
When I was tucking him in a few weeks ago he told me,
"You're a great mom.
I always wanted a mom like you."
How in the world did I get so lucky?!?
I'm so glad you're mine,
So, so glad.