Dear Ez Bear, tomorrow it will have been 3 years since you were born. Over the past 1094 days you have grown into a really cool, and unique, little human and we all love you to bits.
You have an intense obsession with Toy Story, particularly Toy Story 2, down in no small part to there being 2 Buzz Lightyears (your favourite character) and Zurg (your second favourite character) on screen.
Your imagination is crazy and I really enjoy eavesdropping on the games you play, the conversations between your toys are hilarious. You love pretending to be Buzz, a puppy or a scary monster but we’re never allowed to say that’s who you are, we always get told, ‘no Mama, it’s just Ez Bear, not monster really’!
If you go quiet I no longer worry that you’re creating havoc, I can be fairly sure it’s because you’re curled up with a book, Mr Dinosaur or some toys and entertaining yourself.
Annie is still your favourite person-in-the-world-ever-thank-you-very-much! You follow her round the house, copy all the things she does and get sad when we have to leave her at school. You’d love to be able to go to school with her or join in at kung fu, in fact when you watch her lesson at the weekend you join in from the sidelines, answering Sifu’s questions and doing the exercises along with the big kids.
In order to be allowed to play with Annie, you let her dress you up as a princess, wrap you in bandages as her patient, pretend to be her pet cat or baby. You only draw the line at letting her play with your big Buzz Lightyear toy or Mr Dinosaur!
You’ve always had a bit of a temper, you don’t hit people (so much!) any more, now if someone annoys you you call them, ‘Stinky Pete’, point at them like the monkey in Family Guy or blow a ‘rage raspberry*’ at them.
Potty training and the move to a big boy bed were no big deal to you, you rocked both milestones with ease.
You love cuddles, babies and helping people. You sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Claw (yet another Toy Story reference) to yourself at bedtime and think having your hair cut or teeth brushed is the best!
Having to return Lolly really upset you and you talk about her constantly. You can’t wait to get a puppy next year and tell me all the things you and, ‘Lolly Puppy’ will do together.
You are adamant that your given name is actually Ez Bear, you correct me when I call you a nickname or I tell you that you’re clever, or gorgeous, ‘no, I Ez Bear’. You always sound so exasperated when we get your name ‘wrong’, I can’t help but chuckle at you.
You are loud, can erupt with surprisingly huge burps and think farts are just hilarious. You are desperate to be a big kid, love stealing my black tea, think your tiger wellies are the greatest footwear on the earth and have a weird (but cute) obsession with globes.
I hope your 3rd birthday is totally mind blowing and amazing, I can’t wait to see the changes the next 366 days will bring. Have a fab day tomorrow my favourite little Bear xx
*A rage raspberry is a raspberry blown violently with a look of utter hatred, they’re very hard to keep a straight face during!