to Truett with love

2 was great but I think 3 will be even better

Truett turns 3 today and I am missing 2 already.

2 was a good age. He learnt to blow raspberries and button his own shirt and poop in the toilet and perform surgeries on my head with a (toy) fruit knife. He made me imaginary presents using only vigorous hand gestures. He even let me kiss him 50 times a day and stopped wriggling when I hugged him several seconds longer than I should have.

In the past year, he’s lost the baby blurness that I was so fond of. Instead, he’s taken to being the grammar police around here and I can’t get away with smoking my way out of explanations. His favorite question these days is “for what?”

Me: Tru, it’s time to bathe.

Tru: Bathe for what?

Me: Bathe so that you’ll be clean.

Tru: Be clean for what?

Me: Be clean so that you’ll smell nice.

Tru: Smell nice for what?

Me: Smell nice so that I won’t pass out while taking care of you.

Tru: Take care of me for what?

Me: Gah! Just step into the shower, young man.

He’s also grown to be quite the charmer. I finally chopped off my hair yesterday and when I got back, he ran to the door and said “wow so pretty!” Or he’ll pat his sister on the head and say “love you, mei mei.” Or give us a giant hug out of the blue just because.

3 years ago, I had no idea what it was like to have a little man in my life. Now I can’t imagine what it would be like without him. This boy makes my world complete.

I asked him what he wanted for a present and he said a robot. So I made him one with special robo blasters and a little robo friend. Meet bobo and bobot.

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  • Reply Tin June 2, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    So sweet…
    He is such a smart little guy and so charming indeed.
    Happy 3rd Birthday Tru!!
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  • Reply strawberrymilkmama June 2, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    happy birthday truett!
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  • Reply Sarah June 2, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    The other day, he told me he wanted a big watermelon for his birthday. I’ll get him one when I’m back ok. Hahaha

  • Reply Candice June 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    happy birthday, truett! you’re a very blessed boy!
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  • Reply Jaq June 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Happi birthday Truett boy !! You sure do your mama and pappy proud !

  • Reply Shiqin June 2, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Happy birthday, Truett! You’re such a sweet little charmer and I always love what your mama has to say about you. Have a blast! :D
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  • Reply lilsnooze June 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Blessed birthday Truett! And happy 3 yrs (and more!) parenting journey to you too!

    Nat is also into the “for what?” stage….grrr

  • Reply Jus June 2, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Happy birthday Truett! :)
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  • Reply San June 2, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Happy birthday Tru, and congrats Mummy on MAKING IT! ;) Aaaah, 3 years old. Enjoy it!
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  • Reply Life with a Mini June 2, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Robot FOR WHAT??!

    Happy birthday little man! =)
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  • Reply JZ June 3, 2011 at 2:13 am

    Happy Birthday Truett!! :)
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  • Reply Lazymummy June 3, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Happy birthday Truett!
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  • Reply Lynne June 3, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Happy birthday Tru :)

  • Reply Cecilia June 3, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Happy birthday Tru!

  • Reply Ruth June 3, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Happy belated birthday, Truett! Daphne, I can understand what you mean by having a little man in your life and how he completes it :) He is a really sweet, charming boy!
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  • Reply Jayne June 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Happy Birthday Tru!
    You know what, when I first read your post title, I thought you were going to have a baby #3!! haha..
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    • Reply Daphne June 7, 2011 at 2:52 pm

      Hahaha ya when the husband saw the post title he was all like “IS THERE SOMETHING IYOU NEED TO TELL ME?”

  • Reply Linette June 3, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Happy birthday, Truett! Awww, like you said, 2 is fantastic, but 3 years old is super duper awesome! Love the way he asked that string of “for what” questions – heh!
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  • Reply Susan June 5, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Happy Birthday Truett! He’s such a loving gor gor. I think you’re going to have a ladies man in the making :)
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  • Reply beanbean June 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    happy birthday truett! the string of questions made me laugh, yet reminded me of the questions i get at home everyday! i wish i could keep my babies as babies forever!
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