Tommy- 4 1/2

I haven't blogged OR done a Tommy post in a while, and he's 4 1/2, so here you go!
Tommy starts preschool in the Fall, so when I found out the school he will be attending holds a summer camp, I thought it would be a great introduction for him.  I must admit I was a little worried. For starters, Tommy has never been away from us for a long period of time and camp was from 9-2pm. That's right, 5 hours! I mean...... could he handle it? Would he miss us? What if he had to go to the bathroom in a strange bathroom? Would he cry when we left? Would he think we left him? These were just a few of my worries. You had the option to sign up for 1 or 2 weeks, so I decided to start with one week to see how he did and then possibly extend. We prepped him well. Told him it was going to be SOOOOOOO FUN! Lots of toys and kids and a playground! 
The morning of his first day of camp came, and we headed over.  In the car he told me his heart was beating very fast because he had never been to camp (awwwwwwww)!  I assured him he would have a blast and he said okay. We got to his room and he immediately jumped in. We told him we would be leaving but would pick him up later. He said that would be okay but he needed a hug AND a kiss.  Just like that! I was just so proud of him!
We went home and it was the longest 5 hours of my life! I think I checked my phone oh....... about every second. I had so much time on my hands,  It was crazy!  I showered, shopped, cleaned, you name it, and then it was finally time to pick him up. 
We headed over, and there he was. He was alive! Smiling and alive! He hugged us and said he had fun. He made an owl puppet, and slime, and cooked, learned Spanish and played, played, played!
The next few days were more of the same so I'm happy to report we have extended another week. I'm just so proud of this boy. He is so brave, and adaptable. So, that's about it. All that worry for nothing!

Here are a few more Tommyisms at 4 1/2 years old......

Wants to be: A Machine Maker! A machine maker? Yes! He loves to take apart and build things. It will be interesting to see if he ends up being an engineer or something.
Favorite color: Red!
Favorite food: Hot dogs, with buttered spaghetti noodles and peas.
Favorite Restaurant: Shake Shack
Favorite singer: Bruno Mars! All the way! Oh- and his dad of course!
Obsessed with: Girls! Has been for a long time. LOVES girls!
Favorite TV show: Team Umizoomie, (thankfully it's educational).
Favorite Toy: His kitchen. He loves to cook real and fake food.

 Oh, and the apple does not fall far from the tree. He has already created a few characters like his dad. Here is "Double Glasses Cowboy."

I just can't say enough about this boy!
Thank you for reading.

1 comment

Bonnie O'Connell said...

Great story and memories for you and Tommy!