Sometimes I feel bad for Milo. It seems like he’s always getting the short end of the stick. From the day he was born he was stuck with hand-me-down blanket, clothing & toys. And it doesn’t just end with using Mason’s old stuff…Mason always has had his solo time (like the date we went on) or he gets to pick things first and Milo ends up getting talked into the other option. I explain this because once again I feel like he’s been left a little behind. The problem (or lack of) is that he has never cared. Because that is Milo.
See, Milo celebrated his birthday September 9th. And yes, I know – most parents have big long blogs when their children have a birthday. Well, this year Milo’s birthday happened to be the day before my trip. So I never really got the chance to sit down and write my Milo tribute.
But in not writing it on time I almost feel like that makes it all the more Milo. Because Milo is one of the happiest, most unconcerned silly little boys I know. Everywhere he goes, everyone he meets, it seems like I hear comments about how funny he is and how much everyone loves him. I try to pin down what he does that makes him so lovable.
He is goofy. He is messy. He is random. Erik used to say he was a little on the ditzy side. No matter what he does he seems to always be making someone laugh. Just within the last week Milo has done the following things:
-asked me why animals make different noises and why do we talk different than them
-while in the middle of class at preschool he took off his shoes and started dancing to the music his teacher had put on
-he told me (after I said he needed to hurry and eat lunch before he left for school) that he had to feed Jack “or else he will get hungry while I’m at school”
-sat down and introduced himself to a random couple at an ice cream place.
The best thing about all these examples is that each and every time he is so serious. He never seems to think anything he does is out of the ordinary.
So yes, this blog may be a little slow coming – but so is Milo anytime you try to walk somewhere with him. Happy fourth year Milo!
Milo being Milo, of course!
Mason unwrapping the present he got Milo…
…a new monkey!
And Mason being the helpful big brother.