If you don't have kids yet, there's a good chance you don't know the book Love You Forever. I was introduced to it 8 years ago reading bedtime stories to my godson, my best friend's first child. I remember the whole scene. We were in his room, lights dimmed for bedtime, cuddling with his Bunny (his one favorite animal that is now an official family member). As I got further into the book, I tried to hide the tears running down my face from Finnie. I thought in no way is this a kid's book. This is so sad! It's about the cycle of life and the fleeting moments we must cherish. But, babies and kids love this book regardless.
Cut to me now reading this book to my own son right before he turns one. He loves books. He likes the repetition of the verses. It's almost like a song...
I'll love you forever. I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be.
I'm going to cuddle him for as long as he'll let me. And now I get why people still use months... 12 months, 14 months, 24 months, etc. It's kind of an mind game...it still sounds like a baby. I'm sure I'll move on to saying "one year" very soon, but I'm not in a rush.
My husband on the other hand, can't wait for him to walk and talk and go fishing. I suppose it's a decent balance;)
Some of our FAVORITE books/toys:
I believe most kids love music, movement, sounds, etc. Hayden is obsessed. He was playing (banging) on the piano with his dad months ago. He loves books with music like the adorable Musical Friends - the instrumental music is amazing. It's a very cool toy/book. If you have kids/need gift ideas? Some others we are enjoying... scroll on!
Tomorrow is Huck's 5th birthday party.... wish us luck. It's a shark theme! Ha. Then on to planning Hayden's First. Happy Weekend! What are your plans?