A December Day Out with James

James seems to have a determined personality. He is a lot pushier than Jacob when Jacob was at his age.

At this stage, James’ days are governed by exploration and frustration. He loves to explore nature, such as rain puddles, sticks, grass, snow, dirt, leaves, rocks, etc. He is usually frustrated because he could not talk as much as he would like.

When we are tired, which happens quite often, he is to us like a mini T-Rex, a cute-faced Russian Tzar, a spoiled crown prince, an abusive boss, a menacing bathroom invader, a hard-to-please live-in relative with short-term memory loss, and ultimately a big test of patience.  Parental love certainly comes in handy in such situations. Plus our cuddling time is very sweet!

On a daily basis, I am usually conflicted between a desire for him to never grow up and a wish for him to become 10 instantly.

Here he is, our tyrannical toddler:



About debrotnguyen

A smitten couple and loving parents in our mid 30s. We have lived in 3 different countries together. We dream of living in a fourth country together after our children grow up. We love long walks in the woods, climbing mountains, fishing, traveling, reading, and being together. David has an MBA and is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. He works hard to better people's lives by helping them with financial knowledge and planning. Lam is primarily a Mom and a wife, but is currently a graduate school student.
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