The fantastic Finn
He turned three this week. If I thought I had been exposed already to “all things boy” with two other boys already, I was wrong. Phineas continues to keep me on my toes and I continue to marvel at the person he is…
Nearly every single day you do something that astounds, surprises, shocks or terrifies us. Just when we think we’ve figured out how you manage to get out of your room in the middle of the night to take a Costco-sized bag of hoagie rolls into your bed with you, we are found wrong, again. You’ve mastered the “child proof lock” over and over. It apparently is no match for your ingenious young self. You have a tree in the front yard that is sort of your own…you climb to the top with ease, have done so since you were 2 1/2 years old and peek out the top calling my name.
You potty trained yourself for three months last summer but then decided that was overrated and haven’t done so again since. When I hold up a green crayon and ask you what color it is, you reply “John Deere”. And I don’t correct you. Truth is, I’ll be sad the day you are grown up enough to call it green. You know the rest of your colors just fine. Your vocabulary and ability to communicate is beyond any of your siblings at this age. When you open your mouth in the company of someone who doesn’t know you, they are quite always surprised to hear you chatter on in long sentences….you’ve done so for at least 6 months already.
You live, breath, love all things John Deere. You can’t stand wearing jeans but love wearing either pajama pants or your Carhartt “farm suit” as you call it. This morning while I was doing dishes I looked out my window to see you outside, in 38 degree February weather, walking around the yard with your new “chainsaw” trying to fell every tree you came across. After a few unsuccessful attempts, you were content to sit on the playset and hold your saw and grin at me:
I came downstairs two weeks ago to find you very diligently doing the dishes…
Obviously they needed doing. This is you in a nutshell. You see everything around you. You find ways to obtain or accomplish just about anything you set your mind to. You are tenacious and determined and possess such strength that sometimes I can only shake my head and hope that your dad and I can harness and direct your energy in the right direction. I can’t wait to see who you will become, who you were created to be.
We are so thankful for all that you bring to our family!