How can my baby be 6 years old already? It seems like just last year that he was born. Have I told you about when Miller was born? I never tire of it because it is so “Miller”!
I was induced in labor and things were going well. At 2 p.m. the doctor checked me and said she thought it would be about another 4 hours, but that it may be a little sooner than that. She told Allen he could get some lunch. They topped up my epidural as I was in a lot of pain. I was so uncomfortable the nurse checked me again after about 15 minutes and called the doctor back. Miller was born at 2:20!
He is the funniest, sweetest, smartest and most fun loving child I’ve ever known. He is so loving and has a hug and usually a kiss for everyone. The other day he said, “I’m a lover not a boxer.” I think he meant I’m a lover not a fighter, but he has his own way.
Watching him blossom in Kindergarten has been amazing. His teachers loved him to bits and it made such a difference for him. He is such a great reader. It just works for him and that is incredible.
His love for Jackson is tremendous and absolute. Sometimes Jackson doesn’t appreciate that enough. Miller WILL NOT let Jackson get in trouble alone. He will sit with Jackson in time out. Even if Jackson is in time out for hurting his brother.
He recently lost his tooth. Here’s what he has to say about that.
I have to tell you the whole story… He walked behind Jackson on the swing and it got knocked out. He didn’t cry a bit! Actually he was thrilled!
He is a total Geography whiz and will amaze you with his knowledge of random countries. One morning he ran and got this book about Peru. He told me this is where Miss Cally and Miss Vazquez are today. The book is about Peru and it has a picture of Machu Pichu. He was right, they were in Peru on their way to Machu Pichu.
He knows about Machu Pichu. He knows things that make my head spin. You know when people say their kid is a genious? Yes, he really is one!
He still gives us the thumbs up all the time. It’s his thing.
It kinda means he is happy.
The other day we were in the car he asked me a question I’ll never forget. “Why do people love me so much?” It’s the truth. When 4 teachers from school want to hang out with him over the summer it means he is extra special.
He is easy to love and at the same time he is tough to parent. He has very strong ideas and when his ideas are different from ours we end up breaking his heart. Usually he gets over it pretty quickly, but when he doesn’t give in……prepare for battle because he won’t give up! It will serve him well in the future, but for now we will pick our battles.
He’s not easy, but he’s worth it! Ask him a question and you never know what you’re going to get. He will tell you things and go on and on and you’re thinking, “I just asked if you wanted chicken!” and he has gone and told you everything he knows about World Cup Soccer and Bosnia as well as why chocolate milk is his favorite.
I could spend days wondering what he will be like when he gets older. He has so many unique qualities that no matter what I imagine, it will no doubt be different from whatever I could dream for him.
Happy Birthday Butterbean! We love you more that we thought possible