Celebrating the little dynamo that is my youngest today, on his 8th birthday.
He’s an extrovert to the fullest and as his introverted mom, there have been some things I’ve had to get used to.
He wanted to invite the entire grade to his birthday party. Not just his whole class, but all 6 classrooms of his grade level, since he has friends in all the classes. Oh, and plus there are the kids from his various sports teams and the neighbors and some other friends.
He sees all kids, all people really, as people to talk to.
There are neighbors in our neighborhood that I only know because of him. And they know me as M’s mom.
He can play with the neighborhood kids for hours and hours.
While he has his best friends, he’s perfectly okay playing with anyone and everyone who can, because it’s much more fun than playing alone.
He doesn’t need the quiet that his brothers often do and he’s the one banging on their bedroom doors, asking them to come out and do something with him.
It’s not surprising to see “excessive talking” marked on his behavior chart from school.
He tells me everything about his school day. If your child is in class with him, I can probably now tell you all about your child’s day too, down to the very last detail.
He wants to do ALL the activities. Baseball, basketball, karate, hip hop, soccer, any and every sport, including ones he’s not currently old enough to participate in- he already has his eye on those sports and clubs.
No one has ever called him shy.
“Can I go, too?” is a frequent question he asks. He wants to be a part of everything.
“Can I have a friend over?”
“Who else is coming over?”
He’d be happy if we had company over every single day.
Even if he’s already done some big activity that day, it doesn’t take long for him to ask what’s next.
exhausts amazes me.
And now he’s 8. And fully convinced he’s ready to take on the world.