October 17, 2010

Three Years of Frenzy

Yesterday, our dear boy was nearly the first kid in the world to have his third birthday party cancelled due to inclement behavior. That little monkey rang in his birthday loud and clear, with an epic tantrum that lasted most of the morning, proving to all the world that the Terrible Twos may be over, but what's in store could be far worse.  The birthday party was scheduled for around 11:30, and by 11:15, I was still wandering around in "house clothes" muttering  to myself and trying to get the house in some sort of order.   

Things calmed down, and the party went off without a hitch.  And the cake, oh the cake.  A fabulous friend at work put together the Toy Story masterpiece. James went immediately for the little toys on the cake, and after three pieces in one day, I have gained about sixteen pounds.

To my dear boy: 

Three years ago, you made me earn your birth with the world's longest documented labor.  Now, three years later, I am still earning every day with you.  Being your mother is the farthest thing from easy...but loving you, crazy stubbon spirit and all, remains effortless.  When you are difficult, no one can rival you. When you are sweet, no one in this world is sweeter. And funny. Oh my, you are so funny. I cannot imagine my life without you, and I look forward to another year with you.  I am thinking there is no such thing as the Terrible Fours, so if we can all make it through one more year, we should all be alive, and golden.  After three years of frenzy, dear boy, I love you more than words can express.  

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