This is Sunshine.
- He likes to play "pretend sleeping on the couch and make funny noises and whoa! there's a monster in the room and we have to hide under the covers real quick."
- He's always looking for someone to play baseball. Always.
- He drops his "s's." (How do you make "s" plural? Just wondering.)
- He is the peacemaker of the That Girl boys. If they are fighting over a toy, he gives in with a, "fine, it's okay, here ya go." But not in a sarcastic, mean way. In a I-don't-want-you-to-cry-and-feel-bad-so-you-can-just-have-the-toy-now-will-you-smile? way.
- He loves his little brothers, and takes care of them. The NBC gets so excited whenever Sunshine walks into a room.
- He's super sensitive. If he does something wrong, all I have to do is act disappointed in him and he's in tears.
- He is my helper. He's always first to volunteer to set the table, water the plants, pick up the toys, or what have you.
- He loves to stay home. If we're out too much, I hear, "but Mom, we NEVER EVER get to stay home and play EVER."
- He has very rose-colored memories of Brazil. It is invoked whenever things aren't going his way here. Example. "In Brazil I ALWAYS had ice cream. In Brazil I didn't take naps. In Brazil I got gum EVERY day."
- He is always up to play whatever anybody wants to play. He also can entertain himself for hours with a couple of dragon toys or a puzzle.
He used to be my "trouble child." The one I wanted a break from. The one who made me grit my teeth and question whether motherhood was really for me.
Now, at four, he's evolved into this wonderful little person who has become my best friend.
And let me tell ya, motherhood really is for me.