Tuesday, April 22, 2014


He's been four for 2 months. Four is so much better than three, like exponentially better.

At four we are discovering who Mr. Littles really is. And what he is not.

He is not a sit-at-the-table-and-do-art-work kind of boy.

He loves movement and busy-ness and interaction.

He loves to laugh and make others laugh. The picture above was taken at Pier 39. He had just gotten the bubble maker and was delightedly spraying bubbles all over on our way back to the Ferry Building. The response from people we passed along the way was so fantastic. Two elderly couples on a bench laughed and clapped! It was very sweet.

He is not shy nor quiet.

He talks to people incessantly. We repeatedly remind him he doesn't need to say hi to everyone which he does not understand.

On the ferry he was yelling into the wind, making friends with the other kids and grownups.

He's inquisitive.

Not about everything. But currently he's asking about dinosaurs and spiders. He enjoys making his letters, writing his name and reading books.

Being four means having more involved conversations about adoption and his first family. I think he's really thinking about what it all means. It's a struggle to be developmentally appropriate in my language while being as honest as possible.

Four is a big.deal.

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