On Turning Four.

by katelin on February 5, 2019

UntitledDear Riley,

Today you turn four years old. How that happened is beyond me. But it’s here and you are four.

You’re no longer a toddler and most definitely a kid. A kid with opinions and friends and dance moves. A kid that makes up songs and is obsessed with butts and poop jokes. A kid that has discovered video games and desperately wants to be an even bigger kid. A kid that loves his brother, even when he’s annoyed with him. A kid that loves reading and riding his scooter.
Riley, you amaze me.

Riley, you also drive me crazy.

But Riley, I love you forever.

This past year hasn’t been our easiest. Your threes brought out a lot of struggles and battles and whoever said twos were terrible clearly didn’t hit threes. Alas, I digress. The threes are done. And I think we’re all glad to say goodbye.

Riley, Four is your year. I can feel it.

You are my little adventurer and our little socialite. You always want to know what we’re doing next and who we’re doing it with. And I truly love that about you.

You’re always willing to dance with me and continue to be my partner in crime. Last year I worried we’d lose those special moments with Rhys’s arrival and you’ve proven me wrong. Yes, our times together haven’t been as long or as frequent, but they’ve been even more special. You still like to snuggle in my lap and you still like to make me laugh.

Riley Charles, I hope you keep being silly. Keep on dancing. Keep on playing games. And keep having adventures.

I love you so.


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