Tuesday, September 13, 2011

As Three as Three Can Be

This little schnert turned three at the end of August. Most of the time, I'm okay with that.

You might say he marches to the beat of his own drummer.

And most of the time, I'm okay with that, too.

Right now, Keaton is especially in love with:

his cousin, Wyatt...except for when they're trying to kill each other.

his friend Madi...except for when they're trying to kill each other.

and his big brother Tyson...except for...you get the idea.

While I'm sure he loves all of his Aunties and Uncles, he is also especially in love with, or at least in love with the idea of,  Uncle Matt & Auntie Fify. Every single night he prays for "Unko-Matt an Auntie Fify, and der baby will be so healfy and so strawn and so healfy....and so strawn... and dey lif in a tree...Mom, dey lif in a tree?"

How "Botswana" translates into " a tree", we will never know!

What I especially love right now:

His puppy imitations, with real puppy kisses, make me laugh every single time, though I try to contain myself.  It's certain that a three year old tongue is not nearly as hygienic as a dogs.

I love how honest and easy to read he is.  It's true this is not-so-secret-Mom-code for when he's happy, he's really  happy, when he's not, he's reeeaaaally not.  But I really do love him to pieces, even though he has me questioning my ability to raise him on a weekly, if not daily basis.

I love the little songs and jingles - his soundtrack for life- that he so often is singing while he is playing or moving from one thing to the next.  Sometimes it's parts of a recognizable song, other times, it's just part of life.  I agree that life deserves a soundtrack, and when in doubt - make your own.

I love what a natural problem solver he is.  It's true that gets him into as much mischief as it gets him out of, but I never doubt his ability to persevere!

I love the way he asks for whatever it is he wants with the end note of : " and dat's go-be all done."  Except you know as well as I do - he never is!  His favourites include:

"Mom, I take your glasses, and I put them on Keaton, den I give them back to you, and dat's go-be all done"

"Mom, I have one more fwoot snacks, and dat's go-be all done."

"Mom, I have a baf in your room, and den we add bubbles and den I be all clean, and dat's go-be all done."

He'll never be done, he'll always be doing something, and that is something I totally understand!

I don't always love the screaming fits, but so far I manage to quit screaming before it gets too out of hand, and you know, we're working on it, cause we love each other, right?

I love you to the moon and back Keaton - Happy Birthday!


  1. heehee :) Cutie. happy belated birthday Keaton :)

  2. Great post about a great boy and Wyatt's pretty sure they're best buddies too, K's even invited to his pinata birthday party plans that are being made way too far in advance

  3. He's everything a youngest should be! :)


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