My baby turns three at the end of this month.
He still takes his lunch at home and I adore the moment he barrels through our front door at noon and the house fills with his chirping voice and throaty laugh. Yesterday, Mr. Magpie and I were eating shrimp fried rice for lunch in the dining room when he arrived, his voice echoing down the hallway to us, and so I called to him: “Hi, bub!” Instead of “hello,” he called back: “I love you, mommy!” What a greeting. I will miss having him home in the afternoons, even though I am typically cloistered in my studio for its duration, and I will one day miss having him home, full-stop. Until then, I will continue to cling to him for a minute longer than he’d like, kiss his cheeks though he wipes them dry after, and refuse to be deterred by the bossy way he informs me to “move over there” when I am invading his space on the couch.
Babies don’t keep; toddlers don’t have a good track record either.
BRUDER EXCAVATOR — THIS IS THE BEST BRAND FOR HIGH-FIDELITY REPLICA TRUCKS
RACE CAR COINBANK — THIS IS THE EXACT STYLE MICRO HAS; VERY NICE QUALITY AND THE WHEELS ACTUALLY WORK, SO THE CAR CAN MOVE!
TONIES BOX — MY CHILDREN ARE OBSESSED WITH THIS SCREEN-FREE STORYTELLING DEVICE
Last but not least, I must say that every single boy who has set foot in our house immediately discovers and is obsessed with this Buzz Lightyear laser and this astronaut dress-up set. There have been many, many arguments over who gets to play with these two toys. So — proceed with caution but know that they will be very popular.
P.P.S. Outdoor gear for good times.
P.P.P.S. Where does the time go?