Big Boy has changed so much in the last few weeks I keep having to look at him to check if he is the same child. Suddenly all the baby parts of him seem to have vanished and I have a little boy ready for School standing in front of me. I know of course that he is going to be going to school, I am trying to make the most of our time together with a Starting School To Do list but it just seems that it is coming round so quickly.
Big Boy has a wicked sense of humour and always has. If something in the past tickled him you would know about it with his giggle being heard loud and clear Now his sense of humour has developed to be more sophisticated. Yes, he still tells the same rubbish made up Knock Knock jokes and they still delight him and of course even the remotest suggestion of slapstick has him rolling in the aisle but he has taken to reciting whole passages of films or cartoons that he has enjoyed and will often come out with the most obscure quotes or details. In a few years I think that he might be quite the film trivia buff!
Then there are the video games that are making me feel that Big Boy has morphed into a teenager when I wasn't looking. He likes to play on Top Enders DS, on the Wii, on the Xbox, on the PC or even on my ipod touch. As long as it is a game it doesn't matter to him! There are fights over how long we let him play, when he can play, who will play with him and even over how the game is played. I can't get over how good he is at the games he plays, he knows the key combinations to press and where to find hidden power ups and when his character dies you can often hear him exclaim "Oh Man!"
Big Boy keeps growing, his hair keeps growing. I mean I know that it is supposed to, but it feels like we get his hair cut and then I blink and he is suddenly sporting a hairstyle longer than his sisters! He is huge now, a proper little boy running round getting taller by the second. I love looking at him, he looks so tall and grown up but if I look for too long he stops what he is doing and questions "What are you looking at? Why are you staring at me?"
I love how even though he is getting older and more independent he is still very loving and wants to kiss and cuddle and sit with me or Daddy or Tops. He loves to kiss Top Ender goodbye before she goes to School in the morning and he can't wait to go back to school in the evening to pick her up. As soon as Daddy comes home in the evening Big Boy will jump up to kiss him hello and normally he will start to tell him the most important information of the day, what he had for lunch or how long he played on his computer game. You know all the important stuff.
This is my boy. I love him so much and I can't wait to see what he gets up to next.