Pistachio, my dearest third, has been a lovely child since birth. He is easy-going, interested, happy to be held, happy to be put down, and he slept through the night earlier than my first two (FTW!).
He has also been kind of… well, funny since early on (can babies be funny? Because he is.) He likes to play the straight man in our family farce. He is the character in the play that mugs to the audience. I recognized it when he was only a few months old. I’d be snapping photos of the chaos, and there he would be, looking at the camera with a face that says, “Is this really my life?”
He inherited my expressive eyebrows.
I went looking through my Shutterfly folders for examples of the glances he throws at the camera, at his siblings and at me. I found far too many to post here, but here are a few of my favorites. I especially like that he is still and questioning in the photos with his blurry siblings, as if to say, “What in the world have you gotten me into?”
“Mom, the kid just turned 4, do you really think this is safe?”
“This is neither entertaining, nor fun.”
“This one just kicked me under the covers!”
“Why are we doing this again?”
“Half of my DNA is this guy’s?!”
Pistachio, yes, sorry, this is your life. Love you little buddy. Thanks for making me laugh. And the sleeping thing – thanks for that, too.