Today is 2 great holidays wrapped up in one: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day and Parker’s 2nd birthday. Ice cream was one of Parker’s first words and favorite foods: he often shortens it to just ICE, which explains why he used to be so disappointed when he asked for ice and we gave him a cup of ice water.
He also loves chocolate. Yesterday, he asked for a cup of milk, his favorite drink. He knew some of his siblings had milk too and strongly suspected it was chocolate. When Deanna handed him a cup of plain milk, his face fell and his verbal skills exploded: “No, Nanna! Chocolate! Guys: chocolate. My chocolate!”
Of course we celebrated with chocolate ice cream sundaes. Unlike most people, I think Parker’s birthday suit is chocolate ice cream.
A few things about Parker:
Most people say Parker looks like me – his mom – while PerryBoy looks like his dad. See?
Here’s the funny thing: PerryBoy looks like his dad now, but not at all like his dad as a little boy. He looks far more like his [paternal] grandfather did when he was a little boy.
Parker, on the other hand, looks very much like his Dad did as a toddler and not at all like me. Observe:
He’s a charmer. He like to test people and push boundaries, but he does it in the most charming way possible. If we catch him doing something bad, he smiles sweetly, apologizes enthusiastically, gives a hug and kiss, and inquires politely about forgiveness.
If we catch him at something so bad we can’t keep a straight face, he dispenses with apologies and poses for the camera that he knows is coming.
He’s a momma’s boy in spite of my best efforts, but that’s ok. He’s the good kind of momma’s boy.
He loves his brother dearly, and does his best to be big like him.
He is enthusiastic about everything in life, and makes us laugh every day. We love our little guy!