Ever since Evie was born, Zach has kind of gotten the shaft on this here blog. It certainly doesn’t mean that I love him any less. It is simply because Evie is developing so fast and she seems to be doing something new nearly every day. And, since I documented Zach’s early days I find myself trying to keep up with that precedent that I set for myself.
In the meantime, I’ve missed blogging a lot of fun things Zach has been doing over the last year. He is definitely a struggle most days, as I’ve documented, but the kid is also absolutely hilarious. He constantly surprises me with the things that come out of his mouth. He has an incredible imagination. There are times that I wish I had a voice recorder to just follow him around with so I could remember all of his stories.
This morning on the way to work he told me he wanted to have a pizza party. When I asked him what kind of pizza party he wanted he explained, “Mommy, I want to have a pizza party on the grass at our house with everybody on Earth. We can all eat around the house and I’ll be in front. I’ll be in front of the house.” He’s been very interested in this concept of “Earth” lately and I’m not exactly sure he understands the enormity of it all. He went on to explain more about his pizza party, but I can’t remember the details now.
That is nowhere near as outlandish as some of his ideas. It makes me wonder where his imagination will take him someday and what amazing things he will accomplish in his life. He is such an amazing kid and I really hate to think about how much time I spend having to fuss at him to do this or do that when all he wants to do is tell me another story about Mater flying through the air to save Buzz Lightyear.
I know he’ll understand someday when he has kids of his own (he says he would like to have four, by the way) that life isn’t all about play. But I hope even more that when he’s an adult he’s lucky enough to have a job where he gets to use his imagination and play every day. Because really, isn’t that what we all want?