Friday, May 17, 2013

Awkward Mom vs. Timelessness

My Dearest Super Toddler-

Never change.

Seriously, that is the sum total of my mom wisdom for you. Keep on being the you that popped into this world a full 2 weeks early, ready to party, during an ice storm. Of course, you might wanna potty train at some point (no pressure!) and get a driver's license, but other than that, I would say that you are pretty much ready to take on the world.

You are timeless, my angel. The definition of a little boy. We could transplant you into any era and you would be just fine. I can see you playing knights in the middle ages. I can picture your mischievous grin staring back from some Renaissance painting, just itching to tear off your frilly collar and go hunting. You would rock that pushing a hoop with a stick game that 1890s children seemed to favor. That you would have been in Our Gang in the 30s is a foregone conclusion. I would love to see you in some 50s diner, doing your best Elvis. We know you have the hip moves down. And do we even need to talk about how well you would have fit into the 1970s?

No, we don't. It is pretty obvious.

You fit in everywhere. You make friends without doing anything. You are buoyed through life on an effortless pillow of your own charm. You have something special that people just want to be around. I don't know what it is, but this about covers it:

Yep. There it is.

I know that you don't need me to tell you how to be amazing. If you wanted to know how to be awkward, well, I would be all over that. But amazing? No, that is your department. Don't ever let it go. Don't let the world try to tame you too much; they need a few rule breakers just to keep things interesting. You probably don't need it, but here are a few pointers on continuing to being awesomely you, just in case you are ever tempted to conform.

You are what you eat, so enjoy some variety in your diet. A little protein.

Lots of fruits and veggies.

Make sure to save room for dessert though.
Get lots of sleep, whenever and wherever you can. It's good for your brain.

Dress for success.

Whether that's a hat that makes you look like a tiny drunk Brewer...

Or a sparkly headdress.

Whatever you wear will be totally you, because you are rexcellent.
Have a few role models that you look up to.

Surround yourself with good friends.

Don't let anyone steal your focus.
Be bold.

Stay curious.

Always enjoy a good balloon.

Remain fearless.

You are such an amazing person, Super Toddler. I am not so sure that they broke the mould when they made you, I think you broke it yourself with the sheer force of your personality. You are going places and you are gonna do things and it doesn't really matter what they end up being; you will make it all a fabulous, wild, and entertaining journey. You are timeless, yet completely original. Never change.

I love you,
Awkward Mom


  1. He's a cutie! They grow so fast...

    1. Thanks! And yes, you are so right...

  2. Great pictures - and even greater homage to a wonderful little man.

    1. The inspiration just flows with him, it is so easy!