Hello everybody. We celebrated our little mans second birthday over the weekend! It really does feel like yesterday when he was just a 4 month old toothless baby. Now hes this little boy running around and making us laugh. We kept it low key for this one. A school party with cake and sweets followed by spur with close family and some fun at Snow world at the mall with his bestie Miss K.
I havent mentioned Miss K have I. Miss K was 1 and a half years old and living on the streets with her mother who was addicted to drugs when my parents took her in. She has been part of the family ever since, she’s 3 years old now. She’s going to be the main person in his life who can actually relate to being adopted and I’m so happy they have each other.
H is growing so quickly and his interests are quickly changing from winnie the pooh to batman/spiderman. He chooses what he wants to wear and has big opinions of what he wants these days. It’s amazing watching him grow into himself and see who he’s becoming. What I see so far is a fun-loving guy with a soft heart, I can also see that he will not be walked over. It makes my heart so happy when I see how much support and acceptance there is around us so on the rare occasion where we are met with negativity, the support crushes it to pieces.
Kids have started to ask about why our skin colour is different and to be honest when I get those questions I freeze up, my tongue will not work and it feels like I can’t speak english. It’s difficult because it’s a sensitive discussion, whatever you tell this child asking these questions is going to shape their attitude towards adopted kids, that’s a lot of pressure but I think we handling it ok for now with our answers. We find its best to keep it short and sweet and move on from it. We actually spoke briefly about it and we cannot wait until H is bigger and comfortable with the idea of coming up with a silly response to tell kids when they ask as I can only imagine he’s going to get sick of answering that question aswell.
In the spirit of losing a great man on Friday Id like to add a RIP Nelson Mandela. It’s because of you we are able to have our beautiful son in our lives. It’s because of you we get to spend the rest of our lives with him. We literally owe you everything. You rest in peace you amazing man.
So ill be off to another week of running from a zombie, fighting batman and spiderman, being bitten by friendly looking dogs, saving my son from monsters as they chase him through the house . Have a great end of the year everybody and be safe.