In his second year, I watched as he went from baby to suddenly being a kid - personality and all. Looking back, it's amazing how many little "big" moments made up the year. From his first real understanding of Halloween, to toddler beds, camping, and even the beginning of potty training. It was a year for a great many new things and (as he likes to call them) "abentures."
Believe it or not, despite the inevitable tantrums of a "threenager," I actually love this age. I love watching him explore and learn.
For the most part he's outgoing, playful and silly. He isn't afraid to wear one stormtrooper sock and one Thomas the train sock at the same time. He wears superhero capes on hikes, much to the delight of every single person walking past us. I love that he's not afraid to be himself.
Until him, I had little interest in my husband's nerd life. Sure, it's entertaining, but it wasn't part of my own life, let alone my wardrobe. Now I find myself buying my own Star Wars/Wonder Woman t-shirts. Heck, last week, I very nearly bought my own set of Star Wars socks.
Why? Because I want to be like him. I want to be part of his world, while he'll still let me.
So for now, you bet I'll I wear a superhero cape when he wants to play. I'll gladly wield a light saber when under attack from the Empire, or the Joker, or sometimes even a shark.
I'll also take every hug, kiss, cuddle and "I love you" that I can get.
Because just as the last year did, his next year will go as fast, if not faster. And these beautiful little moments will someday become the past.
Happy 3rd birthday to my smart, silly, sweet, and often stubborn little super hero, Lucas P!
Mommy (aka Princess Leia)