Oh, Mr Jacob, I love you to bits.
Not a day goes past where I don’t thank God for you being our surprise baby.
You are now two and you have well and truly developed your own character which fluctuates between model, placid child, and noisy strong-willed child on an hourly basis.
Words and copying everything we say is something you love right now. Running through the house yelling ‘Just perfect, just perfect,’ was new for today!
Sleeping is still one of your favourite pastimes and you remind me of the teenagers in the house with your ‘leave alone, Jake’s sleeping’ quips in the morning when you need to get out of bed because we need to get the older kids to school. The little wiggle you do to let us know that you’d like your back rubbed is cute now.. Let’s just hope you grow out of that one.
You watch everything we do and you are quick to work out how things work. Going for a drive means we are all reminded to shut the garage door, turn on the car and put on our seatbelts. Phew, we are glad we have you around, as I am sure we’d forget sometimes!
Sometimes you wear me out and then I’m glad you love jumping into bed with me for a nanna nap in the afternoon.
You are a true boy and you love to get wet, dirty and do things with the boys like helping in the garage or in the garden. Bunnings is a Saturday morning favourite. You have a love/hate relationship with Tonka and watching you interact with him is hilarious. One moment he is your big buddy, the next you are screaming blue murder at him. Bundy, well, Bundy has learned with the other kids that it’s best to give a wide berth when those humans are so little.
Having Chiara home is something you are loving right now and I have a slight suspicion that you love her more than me, even though you are so smart in saying that “Jake loves Mum!” when asked.
You are at a fantastic age and I love these days, but please stay little for just a wee while longer.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17 ESV