Scorch turns 5 in a few months. The first four years of his life seemed to melt together- the slide from infant to toddler to little boy was very gradual to me. So this sudden change to all boy has completely caught me by surprise!
It seems like overnight Scorch”s gone from baby fat to long, slender limbs and knobby knees. There are times I look at him and have to do a double take because I can’t believe that kid is mine! For over 2 years, Scorch was fixated on dinosaurs. Now- BAM- we’re on to Superheros! I just learned how to pronounce Parasaurolophus and now he wants me to debate the merits of The Torch vs. Wolverine? I don’t even know who the Torch is!
Scorch has always had a great vocabulary and is very talkative, but now we can talk about so much more. He understands thing- good & bad- that he never could process before. And while potty talk is still all the rage, he’s getting funnier (in his opinion) about it. Like today he asked me to spell the word “up,” so me, being the dummy, did. The kid laughed for a good five minutes after I said “You Pee” to him.
Every year I think to myself that this- this year- is the best. I have a feeling I’ll be saying the same thing about 5 soon!