Tuesday, January 23, 2007

They Don't Stay Little for Long

I know all too well how quickly time passes, and how fast they grow up. Sullivan, my youngest, will be SEVEN tomorrow!! How does that happen? I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I was cheated. Sullivan entered our family trying to play catch-up to his two older brothers and he never really wanted to be a baby. He is ALL boy and it's truly never fast enough, high enough, or adventurous enough for him. He is fearless, but oh, so sweet.

He's definitely the most affectionate of the three boys and loves to climb in our bed every morning to cuddle. I WILL say, however, that although he loves to hug, give back rubs, and hold hands, he REFUSES to give anyone a kiss. He stopped cold turkey over a year ago because he said he "didn't like the sound it makes." No, we're not necessarily noisy kissers. I thought for a long time that it was just a phase, but I'm beginning to wonder. I've cried over it, I've bribed, I've threatened ... but to no avail. He knows it makes me and his Dad sad (mostly me), and I can tell it truly breaks his heart, but he won't budge.

I DID get a few Eskimo kisses this week, so maybe he's slowly easing back into the world of kisses .....

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