My goal going into this drastic life change was to have Caderyn as unaffected as possible.
I try very hard to keep his life like it always was, but he does notice there are differences and has adapted to them with admirable speed.
So how is Caderyn?
Well, let me tell you.
- Caderyn is four.
- He is obsessed with superheros. Yesterday he was Spiderman and he chased Jeff around the yard shooting imaginary webs out of his hands while making ridiculously realistic web-shooting noises.
- He loves reading, coloring, and putting together puzzles.
- He loves Legos.
- He has to be involved in the making of his lunch so he can tell me what he likes, what he doesn't like or if I have given him too much or too little of something.
- Can spin around and around while having a complete conversation with me.
- He loves showing us his "sweet new tricks" that usually involve him kicking out his leg or doing something that looks like a break dance move.
- He loves snuggling and giving kisses. Our neighbor girl kissed Caderyn on the cheek over the weekend. This produced a massive, yet shy smile from my son who said, "What was that?" It took every ounce of control in my body not to sit between them and start talking about potty training.
- He loves watching movies with us and is currently hooked on Scooby-Doo.
- He has an imagination that could fuel a small country.
- He still asks about a billion questions a day.
- He is having a whining streak that tests our patience.
- He just finished up his second season of soccer and was such a stud on the field! His last game he scored seven goals!
- He feels like he needs to be included in every conversation and every event that goes on around him.
- He is starting to tattle.
- He is still a doting big brother and is the only one who can make Gabriel give the biggest and loudest belly laughs.
- He is curious about where babies come from. Yep. I'm still trying to dodge that question.
- He loves learning.
- He adores every single person in his family and is happy whenever we have a visitor.
- He thinks it is funny to holler, "Mommy, I need you to wipe me! It's a big/stinky one!" after he has taken a poop on the potty...no matter who is in our house.
- Has recently been keeping a chore chart to earn allowance.
- He adores having people to play with.
- He does not end up in timeout that often.
- He does not like bugs. That might be my fault.
- He is always very aware of what is right and wrong. He is my little risk manager.
Me: Thank you Caderyn. I'm glad you reminded me.
Caderyn: Well...you do speed a lot.