Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Spotlight on: Davey Bubs

photo by Jason M.

He never gets to go first anymore, but David is sweetness personified. I think he was given to me to change my perception of having a boy, because wow, I never could have imagined how I love my son. He loves to snuggle, is very sensitive (be careful not to hurt his feelings - he'll break your heart!), and has a gentle heart. Of course, he's also a 2 year old boy. He is obsessed with cars and trains. He'll lay on his side on the floor rolling a matchbox car around and around and around and around (and around and around and around). And he has his meltdowns over terribly unjustified things like a broken cracker.

He's matured so much in the past couple of months. He seems more and more like a preschooler. He loves to read books, and gets attached to them. Last night he couldn't find his train book and he was in tears because he was so worried that it was lost forever. He pours over his Thomas catalogues, trying to name the trains and gift sets. Oma gave him the Cars DVD a couple of weeks ago, and it's safe to say that we're on a Cars kick.

I've been amazed how older siblings expose kids to things at a younger age. David is more familiar with concepts like school, bikes, letters and numbers, television, board games and the like, because of his older sister. I know Katy wasn't doing many of these things at two and a half. Sometimes I hope that it doesn't rush him into things for which he isn't ready. But in other ways, he's learning skills sooner than he otherwise might have.

Ever since he was a newborn, David has loved to eat. He hasn't met many foods he doesn't like. Of course, given a choice, he'd choose french fries and M&Ms over carrot sticks, but he will taste and eat most things. Strangely enough, however, he doesn't like cheese.

David is so much fun, and I especially look forward to those little moments that I steal with him by himself. He talks and talks and shows me more of his wonderment. I can't wait to see how he grows in the next few months into a bonafide preschooler. I love my Bubby Boo!


Pam said...

One of my memories of David is of him at Katy's BD party with all those rambunctious girls and he just hung out, doing his thing and having fun. he's a sweetheart!

Oma Froehle said...

Since I didn't have boys, David was my first exposure to stuff that is on the 'Y' chromosone from the very beginning. When a kid is fascinated by balls and things with wheels when he's 6 months old, that's nature . . . not nurture. :-)

He's a cutie.

Kelsey said...

I didn't mean to give you a hard time about the pictures Em! David does sound like such a sweetheart. I will always enjoy the memory of him trying to play hide and seek with Michael. :-)

bluedaisy said...

I feel the same way about the older sibling/rushing thing. My experience so far tells me that if it's too much for the younger one, they kind of tune it out until they are ready. And I think for kids, it's all fun stuff (not the rat race we imagine it to be). I probably worry a little more about Chloe b/c she always playing with matchbox cars- not "baby" toys...but better matchbox cars than computer cords (the latest discovery). David sounds so amazing! Makes me wish I could meet you guys in person :)