Before I was a parent, I would never have believed some of the things that give me such joy. One of the most amazing things to witness right now is Aidan blossoming socially. Watching your 3 year old develop these new friendships that are fun, fierce, silly, and awkward. It is truly touching to see it happening.
As we would sit beside Aidan’s isolette in those early days, I don’t think I even let myself REALLY imagine the boy I see before me today. The boy that would be going to preschool, going to a friend’s birthday party for the first time, and learning how to make friends.
So watching Aidan today at the zoo as he saw his friends Ryan and Brooke was a moment of sheer joy. I felt my heart leap a little and a tear came to my eye. The three of them said their excited hellos and in a moment of synchronicity just took each others’ hands and walked happily from exhibit to exhibit. They talked, made animal noises, made funny faces, shared snacks, and laughed…a lot.
I go to bed tonight with a sunkissed face and a grateful heart.
Oh…and a couple of cute ones with Daddy working with him on learning how to pump his legs on the big boy swing.