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Letters to Our Children – November

Some friends and I are writing letters to our children in a monthly blog circle! After you read mine, click here to check out my friend Jennifer’s letter next. If you click through each letter, you’ll eventually find yourself right back here!

dear wesley,

Here we are in November, another month flying by.  You’re currently going through a very tough phase, the terrible twos (although it almost always goes right into the threes… yay). You assert yourself so much more and are so independent. You want to do everything by yourself and many times you have an attitude about it!  And while this can be very frustrating for mommy and daddy, there’s also a lot of joy that comes with this age. One of the things that we love so much about you is how you make us laugh. You have the most amazing facial expressions. I’m fairly certain that one day you might become an actor.  The looks that you give us, crack us up! It definitely makes all those more difficult toddler behaviors a little more bearable.

It’s amazing how fast you kids try to grow up. You constantly look to the future. You search for your next accomplishment relentlessly, even if it’s just climbing out of the crib! I want to slow time down and remember you as you are now and how you were.  These moments are fleeting and I want to hold on to them as long as I can. So slow down a little, ok? 😉

We’re attempting to potty train right now. You don’t have much interest in it at this point.  Every once in a while you decide that you’re going to try, but nothing is consistent yet.  I think it’s more difficult trying to potty train a second child than it is a first child. With your sister, I was able to focus solely on her and what she needed in order to successfully potty train. With you, there are many more distractions – a lot more going on in our lives. It definitely makes it more difficult. But I’m sure you’ll get there eventually.  We all do!

We’re getting ready to gear up for Christmas. You’re very excited. This year you understand who Santa is and the magic of what he does!  You’ve started making a wish list with your sister’s help. You’re very interested in pirates and superheroes right now. I really look forward to this Christmas! It’s my favorite holiday and having kids makes it 100 times better!  Seeing your eyes light up listening to Christmas music, watching Christmas movies, checking out all the Christmas lights in the neighborhood, trekking out to the Christmas tree farm. So many wonderful traditions and it’s so new for you, which makes it that much more exciting for us, as we watch your reactions.

But it’s not Christmas yet. It’s almost Thanksgiving, a time for giving thanks. And I just want to say how grateful I am that I have you in my life. You are such a sweet, funny, little boy and I could not imagine life without you.  I’m so, so grateful for this wonderful little family that we have. I love you!

Love always,

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