It seems that Brendan has gained a newfound sense of attitude with being 3 years old. We now have church at 1:30 so we get home quite late in the afternoon, and Brendan was ready to eat his cake as soon as we walked in the door. Unfortunately Chris wasn’t home from his meetings yet so we had to wait and I told Brendan so. As soon as I turned my back, he grabbed a handful of cake right out of the pan. This seems to be a trend lately, where I tell him not to do something and he waits for me to be distracted before he does it anyway. I’ll be grateful when this phase is over and we’ve had many talks about his behavior.
But the cake turned out okay. A little bit of frosting to fill in the gaping hole and it looked as good as new. I had high hopes of creating some amazing cake design but when it came down to it, I just didn’t have the time (or the skill). So Brendan had to settle for a Hot Wheels fire truck on his cake as his decoration- and you know what? He loved it.
Along with Brendan’s new attitude, he’s also developed a very stubborn streak. He knows what he wants and refuses to budge. Take the cake for example. He got to pick out the flavor and for some bizarre reason, he picked out a spice cake. I tried to persuade him to pick chocolate or vanilla but he had to have the spice cake. And he loved it.
Brendan has also decided he’s old enough to call Chris by his first name now. It’s hilarious but I should probably try to curb this before it turns into a habit. I just can’t help but start laughing hysterically when Brendan shouts “CHRIS” from the other room, which is probably why Brendan does it so much.
And last but not least, after opening all his presents Brendan turned to Chris and plainly said, “More presents.” After having two Christmases (one with just our family and one with my parents), an early birthday party with my parents, and then finally a birthday celebration at our home, the boy has been on present overload. It seemed like everyday he was getting a gift and he didn’t want it to stop.
My little munchkin is developing quite the personality and it’s so funny to watch him act so grown up. And fun. And fulfilling. I’m a very lucky mom.