For months I have been telling him he’s a big boy. He’s potty trained and starting pre-school. He’s putting his plate in the sink after dinner and he’s helping me do yard work. What a big boy! Now being the youngest of three boys I figured he would be thrilled to be put in the same category as his brothers. However, every time I told Finnegan “you’re a big boy now!” he would reply to me “No. I’m the baby!” Oye.
True, he is my baby. He’ll always be my baby. I was just really waiting for the happy exclamation “I’m a BIG boy!!” But no. He likes being the baby apparently.
I hugged him tight tonight before putting him in bed. I whispered in his ear “Oh, my baby, I love you so.” Then I got yelled at. “NO Mom! I’m a BIG boy!” There you have it. He’s embraced his big boy status…but now I’m a wee bit sad. My baby.