Anyway back to my kiddo! So he has grown up so much the last few months. Each time he gets up in the morning I look at him and think "how in the world did he get so big over night?!" He is a wonderful brother - for the most part - and loves helping his little brother and tries to help take care of him, sometimes too much and annoys him haha. He also loves to clean! How did I get a 3 year old who loves to clean? I don't know but I'm ok with it all! Our lucky fin loves to play outside and ride his little 4-wheeler and laugh as he goes on by, it's so funny to watch!
However, as we go I wake up, often, dreading, the fact that he will notice his fingers and toes more and more. He has brought up the fact that Cooper has bigger fingers and his fingers are still baby fingers. To that I just tell him that God made his special but he insists that his fingers are just babies haha.
But this morning was different. We were walking around Target and made it into the shoe section and saw some Paw Patrol flip flops and said "mommy! I want those flip flops." To which I proceeded to tell him that no, we were not getting him flip flops. Fast forward and he is telling me how Cooper can have flip flops but not him... This is where I died a little. I knew it was coming. I had to tell him that God made him special, that he couldn't wear flip flops because he doesn't have toes on one foot. I had to stop and explain to him, a 3 year old, why he couldn't have these flip flops. It was heartbreaking but it was the first step in what is to come as each day passes. He ended up crying, I think it had more to do with the fact that he couldn't have the flip flops rather than not having toes, but it still stayed with me the rest of the day. One day he will fully understand and that is the day I am not looking forward too.
As far as surgeries go, we have an appointment at the end of the month with Shriners to go over his next surgery on his hand. That should take place probably February or March I would assume. I will have a better update after we meet with the doctors in a few weeks.
On a brighter note! One of my very best friends got a camera for Christmas and so we decided to have her take some family photos and to say that turned out well is an understatement! Check them out below!
Like father like son!
Have A Blessed Day!