Fourteen years ago today.. I was waiting for the arrival of my first son to be born. I went into the hospital on December 20, 1995 with high blood pressure brought on by well.. being pregnant with #2. He was born at 11:11pm on December 22. I had been there so long, I didn’t care that my mother, 19 yr old sister, 18 yr old brother, his girlfriend and 18 yr old cousin were in the room watching it all. (The Man was there too.. but he was supposed to be there)
I always wanted 8 children. I was pretty sure I would adopt them… and along came #2.
This isn’t a baby picture of him.. but I thought it was fitting to show.
Here he is when he was about 4, sitting in the wagon in his underwear
with the sacred “Candy Night-Night”. He loved that blanket.
When he went to pre-school he suffered from separation anxiety.
He would scream.. kick.. run away.. whatever it took because he wanted me to stay.
He didn’t do it for just a week or two, he did it each time I dropped him off for the
WHOLE YEAR! His separation anxiety freaked me out SO BAD I didn’t
send another kid to preschool.
He would stick his tongue out at me.. all the time.
I cried when he lost his first teeth.. (it was more like sobbing.. but don’t tell anyone).
Sometimes he can REALLY annoy me.. Like when I want to
take a photo and he’s the ONLY child that won’t “be normal”.
He will do just about anything to make me laugh.. like ride a fake bull.
Here he was doing his best impression of my favorite South Park character..
Can you name the one?
I love this photo.. he came into the bathroom and just sat down
on the Elmo potty seat to chat. His BIG PADDLE feet KILL ME.
When he was teeny tiny I used to kiss those feet!
At Halloween parties.. he’ll hug anyone you tell him too.
He’ll put on anything you tell him too.. even a 4T Harley Davidson
See the thing on his waist? That’s a dog collar.
EAT A SANDWICH!
He’ll model just about anything you tell him too…
I had these shoes to sell on eBay, a buyer wanted a photo of them
on someone’s foot. The shoes were to big for me and to small for
#1.. so #2 agreed to model them. (we didn’t show the buyer this view…
she probably would have died if she would have known she bought
shoes a 12 year old boy modeled)
The same thing happened when he was about 10 or 11. The boots,
I had him model, the reflective gear… was all him.
He always had time for his brothers.. if it’s to wrestle…
He’s been known to carry his father around on his royal throne…
He’s never too embarrassed for a hug from his mother..
(nice flat top and awesome gold chain)
I can’t believe you’ve been in my life for 14 years!
I love you!