Once upon a time, we thought that Isaac was an easy baby and a comical toddler. He was very vocal and learned to use two word phrases early on, and that's when we started to realize we might be in more trouble than we realized.
And we have been, ever since.
Isaac is certainly his own person. Sometimes, I will catch him paying attention to the status quo or acting like he sees others doing, but most often he's out there bucking the trend.
I'm not going to lie, it can be absolutely exasperating. We've caught ourselves begging him to just behave, listen or play like other children his age. For shame, but we have. He's so certain in who he is, that we wish he could just conform a little bit. At 3 1/2 years old, we're trying to get him to conform! It definitely hasn't happened, but I'd be remiss if I didn't share that we've often hoped that he would.
It's in knowing these thoughts, that I want to share a picture Tony took at preschool. It immediately changed my perspective on just wishing Isaac could act a little bit more like everyone else.
Because why would I ever want my Isaac to ever lose a bit of him? The Isaac who chose not to do as everyone else, but insisted on coloring his teddy bear, you guessed it John Deere green.
He is my son. He is a product of our marriage, but he is his own person.
And I love him for it.