1.) Dear Mommy and/or Daddy…(write a letter to yourself from one of your children)
2.) This one time I was sleeping and…
3.) Things you oddly obsessed about as a child.
4.) Who needs a vacation when you can spend your summer doing this…
5.) What did you wish for most? Write about a time when it was just too hot.
Dear Mommy and Daddy,
First I want to say that I love you both and I love our family. I want to let you know that I am OK with my new little brother. I am adjusting and you are doing a good job helping me, hey I am only 3 give me a break. I want you to know that I have loved him from the day you brought him home. Yes even though I told you that he needed to go back into your tummy when I first met him.
He is growing on me and I have to say I like being the big brother. I like helping you with him and holding him. I really like now that I can play with him. He is fun.
Now Dad, I want you to know that I really like spending our time together. I think it is fun going to the hardware store and picking out the wood we need to make things. I love sitting on all the tractors and drooling over the grills. I am not sure I am going to want to share this time with Little B when he gets older. He may be my brother but I like having this time for me and you. I also really love going out on the boat with you and Granddad.
Mommy, I hope you know that I love you and always will. I like to be called your little baby even though I say "No". I love cuddling you and I don't always want to share you. I am working on the sharing part but it is hard at times. I want you to know that I really have fun doing things with you, even the little things like pushing the buttons on the washer and dryer. I like learning from you. You take me on fun adventures doing lots of different things.
How many times can a boy like me say that they went rock wall climbing? How many boys out there my age say that they are swimming like I can? I don't think there are to many boys in this world that can honestly say that they have walked or in my case ride the miles that we have in our stroller together. I love taking the time to go with you while you exercise. As I am getting bigger I am going to walk it with you, that stroller is getting a little small.
Mommy and Daddy, I am getting to be such a big boy now. I can count to 13 all by myself. I can read my name and I am learning my letters. I can throw a football and walk on the balance beam.
I can use the potty and buckle my own belt. I can feed the dog and the cat without any help. I am able to pick out my clothes and get dress on my own. Hey sometimes I can even get my tennis shoes on without any help. I can do all these things because I have learned from you guys. I can do all these things because you have loved me and helped me grow.
You have made me the little boy that I am. You have helped me learn to laugh and cry, smile and frown. You have taught me how to say please and thank you. You have helped me to be kind and caring. I know that I test your patients and that you at times feel frustrated with me. But I want you to know that I am only three and that I am learning. I want you to know that I love you and want to please you. I don't mean to be naughty or unkind. I don't want to not listen to you, I am just trying to figure life out. I am just trying to find out where I fit in and how my life it going to be. Sometimes I just need a little extra huge and right now I am not sure how to ask for it, so I do something to get your attention. I am growing and learning. There have been a lot of changes in my life, and you know I don't like change. I don't want you to worry, I love you both and Little B too. We make one great family that I am happy to be part of. I will continue to test both of you, it is my job, but I am doing it to learn. You both are the greatest parents a boy like me could have.