As soon as he was able to move he was never still for more than 30 seconds at a time. Forget about afternoon naps; forget about sleeping through the night. Ever.
His answer to what are you doing? was always “I’m working”. Work consisted of things like: sawing the mortar out from between the bricks on the corner of the house; chopping along the length of Gran’s hose with a tomahawk; “wood cutting” Grandad’s work bench using Black & Decker tools; painting the laundry wall in a permanent natural dye of red mud; cleaning the toilet with every soap, lotion & makeup he could find (required plumbers to “unclean”); testing the resilience of his cousin’s Lego by adding it to a fire; throwing the neighbour’s deck chairs into their pool………. the long list now provides great laughs at family gatherings.
10 weeks ago the Locksmith became a father and I admit to smirking as I thought of the challenges having an active little boy would bring and all that stuff about what goes around comes around…. but, though they are vaguely similar in appearance at the same age, (Locksmith on left)
I reckon my son thinks he got the best early birthday present ever this year!.. Today my firstborn gets to spend time chilling with his firstborn. Happy Birthday Locksmith!