But first: Did Joey’s age in the title of this post make sense to anyone else but me?! He will be 4 years old in October so I would say three and three-quarters old makes perfect sense. I’m running on caffeine so one never knows what’s going to pop out of my mouth. Alas, it’s been oh two years since I’ve written my last day in the life post. And honestly it’s because no two days are ever the same.
I had an itch to write this post after my crew had a VERY not-so-normal day. It all started off like any other Thursday. I had a sitter from 8:30am-12:30pm. I was out running errands and came home to the kids playing chase in our kitchen. As I was upstairs setting up my laptop, I heard Joey screaming for Mom. When I came downstairs to the scene of the crime, Joey had one bruised and bloody lip. After some poking and prodding, it became noticeable that his top two front teeth were not right. One was chipped, and the other was pushed back. After a quick trip the dentist, we were assured he’d be ok and that there was nothing we could do about his teeth. Needless to say, I didn’t get any work done last Thursday.
While many day in the life posts by other bloggers take you through hour by hour, I’m just going to give you a snapshot of what life is like right now with my crew, at the ages of 1, 2, and 3 years old.
- Has officially started walking! She enjoys chasing after her brothers and jumping into their wrestling matches from standing to laying.
- She’s the first one up for the day anywhere between 6-6:30am. She likes to eat the moment she wakes, and loves French toast or pancakes with milk. She’ll then complete her meal when Dad finishes making smoothies.
- I’m amazed at how much Lily already loves books. She sits and flips through books while her brothers ask for a show or play cars and trains in the background. Is this a boy vs. girl thing? She’s very content playing by herself… which is something I don’t remember with the boys at this age.
- Her new thing is SCREAMING. Screaming when she wakes up from a nap and I bring her downstairs with the boys. Screaming when the boys come home from an errand with Dad. And screaming when the boys are being loud. Think little sis wants to be heard?!
- This girl never. Stops. Smiling. And it definitely lights up a room!
- Still uses his favorite word [think male body part] more than a few times a day. At least he’s stopped greeting strangers with that title!
- Tries to keep up with big brother all day long! And then reverts into baby mode when sissy is around. Anyone else experiencing this with their middle child? I just want him to be himself, but if you’ve spent any time with Anthony recently you know he’s got his own BIG personality!
- Is by far the best eater in our family. I think he has a better palate than Mom and Dad too.
- Does many things [mainly negative] for attention. This is a tough one for me, as he’s constantly hitting his brother, sister, calling Mom the P word, etc. just so I reprimand him. I’m currently ignoring his mood swings and trying to find little things in the day he does well, and praising him for it.
- Is still passionate and loud the majority of the day, but when he’s tired or notices his sister isn’t around, quickly climbs into Mom’s lap for hugs and kisses.
- And lastly, anything that involves a ball, throwing, running, or kicking, A is a fan of! Especially if he can beat his siblings at it.
- Loves to be involved in any project or chore that involves Dad. That includes his weekend trips to Target and the grocery store.
- His new favorite phrase is, “come on Mommmmm.” Said in a very whiney tone. Where did he learn that from?!
- He’s a creature of habit. His day starts [with a smoothie and a Paw Patrol episode] and ends the same way. And you better believe if it doesn’t he lets you know!
- Why? Why? Why? Why? I hear that about 500 times a day from my very own Curious George.
- Along with Dad, Joey has become my best little helper. He will take Anthony in the basement when Mom needs a moment of quiet, he will help me carry in groceries, and he will clear his plate and wash it in the sink. Little things, but big changes in his confidence. It’s also made him the boss of his siblings!
And there you have it, my three amigos at their various ages in a nutshell. All different. All unique. And perfect in their own way!