4 years, 8 months.
This past weekend, though the weather was barely warm enough to do so, we spent some time outside so you could play in your new Jeep you got for Christmas.
Your brother decided to take an old pumpkin that has been sitting on our front porch since Autumn and began to have fun destroying it in the cul-de-sac.
Your new Jeep was used to carry that heavy load around until your brother found a good spot to roll it down the hill.
It’s a good thing you have hefty new vehicle to help in events like this one!
10 years, 1 month.
What to get a 10 year-old boy for Christmas in 2020?
It definitely was a Fortnite-themed season for you, as you now have 10 of the action figures; as well as a tower for them to climb and a remote controlled golf cart for them to ride on.
This is all despite you never actually playing the video game that the Fortnite characters are based on.
But you were also very excited about the Treasure X Sunken Gold Shark.
You discretely pulled out the plastic red knife included with the toy, then proceeded to cut open the shark’s stomach.
You successfully pulled out a handful of orange slime in order to rescue to the alien inside!
Sounds about right for a 10 year-old boy on Christmas morning 2020.
4 years, 7 months.
When you have so many family members spread across the United States, it’s going to mean that you’re bound to get a few Christmas presents early, in the mail.
You spent most of last weekend creating Play-Doh snacks, thanks to the huge new factory you received.
It was convenient for Mommy and me, as we needed to spend a lot of time moving furniture around upstairs, to prepare for the new carpet that was about to be installed.
I ate as many of your treats as I could. Good thing Play-Doh calories don’t carry the same weight as real food!
4 years, 7 months.
Your brother has started spending through some of his gift cards he got for his birthday. One of the things he bought was a Baby Yoda stuffed animal.
At the same time, we just got new floors in the downstairs to replace the carpet and we sold our furniture to make room for new furniture, to go with our new floor.
So you and your brother have been playing with your toys on top of quilts and blankets.
You had your brother bring down your doll bed. However, I don’t recall seeing any of your dolls in the bed: Only Baby Yoda!
I’m pretty sure you’ve spent more time taking care of Baby Yoda than your brother has; as if you adopted Baby Yoda from him!
9 years, 7 months.
Every previous summer of your life, I felt a bit guilty that you had to spend 5 days a week at a summer enrichment program, as opposed to hanging out at the house like I did during my summers as a kid.
Now, thanks to Covid Culture, your only option is to hang out at the house with Mommy and me; as we spend all day working from home.
It’s almost like trading one parental guilt for another.
I feel bad that I can’t spend quality time with you during the day, even though you are right there in the next room.
But we are making it work.
You are especially good at keeping me posted on your newest self-assigned Lego project; as our living room is currently an ocean of Lego blocks.