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Wil is 5!

Wil has had an awesome year.  Hes officially been in speech for about a year now and his expressive language has really come along.  He has worked SO. HARD.  He also is working on some sensory things in OT.  His therapist has helped us find some coping mechanisms that help calm Wil down when needed.  Its been a great learning year for him and us.  He’ll also be repeating PreK so he has another year to work on things before starting Kindergarten.  I feel so good about everything and think hes much happier, too.


Other stories/memories about Wil these days:

  • Some of Wil’s favorite things to say are ‘what the heck’, ‘one more thing’, playing ‘eenie-meenie-minie-mo’ and he loves to talk about poop. We actually had to make a rule in the house that we arent allowed to joke about poop any more, because it was getting so incessant.  But he realized I said we cant JOKE about poop anymore.  So when I hear him talking about it and ask him to stop – he goes ‘its not a joke mom!’ (like there are a lot of SERIOUS things to say about poop).  We’re trying new rules such as ‘only talking about poop at home while playing with your sister’ because we realize you cant actually stop a 5-year old boy from talking about poop completely.
  • At his catholic preschool there would occasionally be a funeral leaving the church right around pick-up time and we would talk about having to wait for all the cars with flags to go first because they were leaving a funeral and we talked about how people would be sad because someone died, etc, etc.  Well fast forward to 4th of july – we were driving on the highway and a car had an american flag on the side of it to celebrate the holiday and Wil spots it and goes ‘I know what that flag means, mom.  It means those people are sad’. Haha – I had to explain that sometimes people have flags on their cars for other reasons than just funerals.
  • Wil is obsessed with YouTube surprise egg videos!  That or any other toy review videos. I dont get the appeal of watching other kids open and play with gifts, but he loves it.  And then he asks for every single toy.  We’ve actually never really experienced this before since we havent had cable for so long.  He usually watched shows without any commercials – so any toy he got was just based on his current interest, not a specific item he wanted.  We did cave and buy him one toy he saw on a video and it was a massive mistake.  It was a ‘bug car’ where you could actually put a live cricket in a habit which then fit inside a battery powered car and the cricket would ‘drive’ it around.  This thing was LOUD and required bugs and for some reason I decided to get it for him.  It was in the house for about 30 minutes before being deemed an ‘outside toy’ and then got further demoted to ‘outside weekend toy’.  I still have a cage full of live crickets in the garage.
  • One day Evie fell off her scooter and was starting to cry – and Wil goes ‘No, Evie its ok! shake it off! like the song! you know — shake it off – shake it off’ hahah – so glad my son is invoking his inner taylor swift to solve problems.


Here was his yearly birthday questionnaire:

  1. What is your favorite color? rainbow
  2. What is your favorite toy?  Transformers
  3. What is your favorite food? Ice Cream
  4. What is your favorite show? Paw Patrol
  5. What is your favorite thing to wear? bow tie (he had just rediscovered bow ties and ties. and insisted on wearing them everywhere.  sometime a bow tie and tie together. super classy)
  6. What is your favorite animal? lucy moosey (his pillow pet)
  7. What is your favorite song? Too ra loo ra  (irish lullaby)
  8. What is your favorite book? spaceship cat in the hat (new book from his birthday)
  9. Who is your best friend? Cousin Luke
  10. What is your favorite game? Paw Patrol
  11. What do you sleep with at night? Lucy Moosey
  12. What do you want to be when you grow up? Super Hero

We were really going to throw Wil a birthday party this year.  Like a big, giant, invite the whole class, rent out the bouncy house place kind of birthday. We truly, really were going to. Then life happened. And we were moving, and we were traveling,  and it turned out we were going to be in btown with his AZ cousins on his actual birthday — so a small get together worked out better.  And Wil had a fantastic day, just on a smaller level (But I swear – NEXT year – big party!).

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