At Home – Part 2

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Well there you are my little warrior, what you doing? Hunting a dragon? Off to a battle?Breathing fire?

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You learn new things at such a pace, that we can’t keep up with you sometimes.

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You saw Dadda shave one morning and the next day you were doing the same. You want to show that you are a big boy.

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And you demand to do everything yourself. You used to find eating such a chore when it was just milk, but now that it’s different flavors and textures you love it. As long as you can do it yourself.

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The great lesson in life for you will be to learn about patience. I know, because you are like your mama bear, we are made of the same stuff.

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When you are angry the whole neighborhood knows. There is no negotiating with you when you are upset, but picking you up, holding you tight and giving you your rag and a soft toy helps.

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But when things are good there is no end to your joy and you charm your way to anybody’s heart. You little flirt.

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And we are so proud to see how you have become more social and accepting of other people. Now you approach other kids at the sand pit and you love your family.

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So our little Mr Fox Fantastic, be exactly how you are and continue to surprise, amaze and dazzle us like you do everyday; “Grow, far over your Mother”.

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At Home – Part 1

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You practically attached yourself to Ukki (grandpa) during our whole time in Finland. Was it because you share the same name or because you both are twins?

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We were so worried how you were going to manage without him back home in London that we took a couple of Ukki’s passport photos with us to show you if you needed.

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But we forgot how strong you are. Grandma says you are the mysterious one. “The silent fish with secrets” as the children’s song says.

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Just as it didn’t bother you that brother learned to walk before you. You weren’t stressed, you didn’t show that you were jealous. You took your time and started taking steps in your own time. With confidence.

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Now you reach for everything and climb on anything. Nothing can stop you when you put your mind to something.

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And most of all, you are happy. You smile when you see that brother is happy, you smile when you see mum and dad kiss, people who meet you for the first time say that you seem like you don’t have a care in the world.

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And you make us so happy. Our little lion.

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So go on, follow your own path. And we’ll just watch you from the sidelines, beaming with pride.

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