Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Thankful Tuesdays: And now, you are five.

Dearest Junior J,

Oh my. First we were counting the months. Then months turned into years. And now, you are five years old. Somehow, the years seem to whizz by faster and faster, just like how you've been running faster and faster.

The past year has seen you grow up alot. You've become so much more sensible, and its lovely to have conversations with you about this and that. Some time ago, you were asking me about antibodies and antibiotics, and I was trying to explain to you the difference between the two. And you listened, and asked me how I knew so much. And then declared "you don't get to be a Mama if you aren't smart!". 

I see alot of myself in you. You love to potter at home. You're an introvert, just like me, and hanging around people for a long time does get you tired. However, you've opened up a lot more and love playing with your friends. You and Lil J get up to all sorts of mischief, and both of you are always fighting, but the times I see both of you getting along and playing together warm my heart. One thing that amazes me is how much love you shower on your littlest brother. You always take care of him, and will try your best to soothe him when he is upset (and when the cries get too loud, you concede defeat and tell me "I think he needs you, Mama!"). You love just sitting next to him and letting him hold your finger. I hope and pray that all 3 of you would continue to grow and love each other. 

You still love to doodle and now you like grabbing a scissors and doing random bits of cutting. You're obsessed with reading and watching Magic School Bus books and shows. And you are still a dino boy, and declare to your Sunday School teacher that you are a "dino expert". You get upset when books draw T-rexes with 3 claws instead of 2 (that's an Allosaurus, not a T-rex!). When you feel threatened (in a group with new friends, or when you're angry) you start to roar like an angry T-rex that has a toothache.

You've really grown up this past year, and I'm looking forward to another year ahead. 

Happy Birthday, my big boy. We love you so much, and always thank God for you. 

Your Papa and Mama.

Mum in the Making


  1. Blessed birthday to your oldest! It's so sweet that he tries his best to look after Baby J. What a great big brother he's been. Gosh, and he's such a dinosaur expert! Did you have to learn all the names of the dinosaurs too? Noah is into vehicles now, and I'm already struggling to get all their names right.

  2. Happy birthday to Junior J!!! He's grown up so fast! Looks like he had a great time at the dinosaur themed party too =)



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