Oh yes, I struggle with parenting my almost three-year old. Daily. He has quite the mind of his own, which I am proud of despite the difficulties that go along with that! He knows just what buttons to press to push me right off the deep end, but hey that is an observant little boy right?
But truth is, I love every little quirk about this fellow. He is so loving its unbelievable, he is hilarious and so smart, he is kind and so very much fun to be around. I can’t believe how big he is drawing circles and reciting the tale of the three billy goats gruff and what not. He puts his dishes in the dishwasher! He greets the hen’s with a “Good morning ladies! What did you dream about?”.
These milestones never occurred to me as being something to mark, but so far? to date they are my favorite.
So as a little keepsake I decided to just list out some of his favorites these days.
A surprising folk-y little lady, but of course the subject matter of swimming must help. Laura Marling -Alas I Cannot Swim-
Ah my mama will be so proud. Stevie Wonder Sir Duke
I use to love this song. At the ripe age of two my little man already has the ability to drive his parents mad listening to a song over and over again. This one is a constant. The Lumineers Hey Ho (I should add he even loves to watch this video. Each time it ends he grins from ear to ear and says with a laugh, “They were havin’ fun.”
“Mommy. Sing you are my shunshine.”, is a daily fare at nap time. This is a kid song from a tolerable kid singer (some of them can be just plain old weird don’t you think?) Of course the original intent for this song is very sad, I just try to not think of that. Elizabeth Mitchell’s You are my sunshine.
And last but not least, my boys go nuts with a little old school punk (with a good message!) Operation Ivy Healthy Body
And for the books. Miles doesn’t typically hold one title over another. He really does love them all. He is a “reading” machine. Don’t little kids have the coolest memories? They are so incredibly sharp. He can recite word for word several dozen books. It is fun to have him read to me. So, for lack of knowledge of the true favorites for the moment, I will just list five that he is really into at the moment.
5. And of Course, even in the heat of July, How the Grinch stole christmas