Running joke between us…
“Hey Theo-saurus, what’s my favorite color?”
“Grandma, you’re silly; your favorite color is… ME!”
“That’s right, buddy, and what’s YOUR favorite color?”
“It’s…YOU, Grandma!” Jumping up and down, he adds, “And purple!”
No wonder I’d rather chat with him than most adults I know.
This brilliant, beautiful, funny little boy human will soon be three-years-old.
He is a force unto himself.
Up until this dervish was born, my son was the most amazing child ever created.
But no longer.
Theo sees the world in his own way.
Along with Dad’s favorite teddy bear, still for just a brief moment, contemplating cloud formations.
“Hey Theo, do you want another veggie burger snack before dinner?”
“I’m done with veggie burgers for today,”
Time to put out fires and rescue dinosaurs. And Peppa Pig.
Look at this fashionable hipster boy in his fave hat wearing one of his many dinosaur shirts. We were at music class and he hoarded all of the purple shaky eggs.
Yes, purple really is HIS color.
And yes, he makes all of his daily fashion choices. He started picking out what he’ll wear the night before…definitely MY grandson and my genes.
Listening to the beat of his own drum…actually patiently (bored) waiting for the class to be over so he could play Teacher Blake’s big drums, a special treat ONLY for this little music man.
“Grandma, why do you have to go home?”
“So I can get your bedroom all ready for you with dinosaur sheets and make your blue dinosaur cake for your birthday and for Daddy’s birthday party. And to check on the bunnies and the coyotes in the garden…”
“But I love you. I don’t want you to go. I want you to stay forever and ever.”
STOP. MY. HEART.
One of those exquisite moments in time that make being alive and breathing the very best thing of all. That can erase any sadness or sorrow or pain.
“But I love you.”
So I replied, “I love you too, Mr. T, and can’t wait to see you! Let’s think about all the fun things we’ll do. We can walk to the park and see the big turtle and go camping and hiking and bake cinnamon rolls, too. What else do you want to do?”
“I want to wake you up in the morning and say, Grandma! Wake up and make me oatmeal!”
“You can do that for sure. And we will have so much FUN, right?”
Daddy’s mini-me. Two curly boys.
And soon he’ll be big brother to a little Princess!
OMG, you know she will be the best dressed little girl in the whole world.
Finally, someone I can share my love for all that is Hello Kitty and pink and frilly and fluffy so we can twirl together.
Thinking out loud here. Do you think Chanel does a line of children’s clothing?