I'm not sure how, but Liam is growing too. We're giving away all of his 3T clothing and he wears size 10 shoes. Liam loves his preschool. He attends three mornings each week and talks about his friends and teachers all the time. Where Henry has always had advanced number sense, Liam is incredibly articulate. Yes, I'm his mom and not particularly objective but I think his language is a couple of years ahead of his actual age. Sometimes his sentences stun me for their complexity.
Here's another accomplishment
Last week I set out a thank you card for a dear friend and asked the boys to write their names. I knew Henry would do a fine, legible job and figured Liam would write his "L". Imagine my surprise when Liam called me over, saying he was all done. He wrote his full name with no prompting, and no model to copy. I was very proud of him. Coincidentally, years ago, the first time Henry wrote his name independently it was also on a greeting card.
As we enter dreary midwinter I am amazed and grateful for the warmth of family life and the many ways my children light up my days. Certainly we have our struggles and not-so-great moments but at the end of the day, the good always outweighs the bad. As you read this, know that this is my wish for you as well.