(Cuphead, pictured above, is Jays current fave video game)
Jay was 3 years old when I began blogging. He turns 11 today. Crazy right?
What a wild 8 years it’s been.
There’s so much material I could pull from if I wanted to reflect on how far he’s come.
I will instead focus on just 2 pieces of info.
Last week Ace and he had doctor appointments. Even though he is 16 months younger and about 2 inches shorter, at 70 lbs, Jay now outweighs his brother by 3 lbs. He’s not overweight at all but we now frequently have to deny his requests to eat MORE (because we know he’s full) and we sometimes have to hide snacks so he doesn’t inhale them all leaving none for his lunch box at the end of the week. We also had to put restrictions on his school lunch account because he was really over doing it with the giant chocolate muffins they have there.
It is a JOY for me to write that.
You guys KNOW how much of a struggle it was getting him to eat. You know he used to eat literally NOTHING but cheese doodles. You know we were so concerned about his nutrition that we had blood work done on him twice in 3 years and tried to take him to an eating disorder clinic but we were denied coverage. It was a S.T.R.U.G.G.L.E.
He has become a kid who eats chicken and rice, tacos, fish, pizza, lasagna, hamburgers with ketchup, bacon, pancakes, beans, carrots and a long list of other items. He willingly tries new things on a regular basis. It’s thoroughly amazing!
Two days ago he said to me:
“Mom, my birthday is coming up and I know I had asked for a *Robux gift card but I don’t need it anymore. I got one for Christmas and there’s still $4 left on it.”
That’s him. He’s not the one to take advantage just because he can.
He did ask for something though. He wanted to bring cupcakes to school for his classmates. As he put it: “This is the last chance I have. I can’t bring cupcakes in middle school.”
He’s still getting more Robux and yes, he’s absolutely getting cupcakes at school – and then whatever he wants for dinner.
Happy Birthday my sweet, funny, sometimes snarky, affectionate, talented, stylish, handsome, love bug of a son. You are a wonder. It has been and continues to be the joy of my heart to watch you grow.
[If you are new to my blog and want to get a feel for how drastic Jays progress has been over the years in other areas, I suggest you read this post from 5 years ago.]
*Roblox is a video game that he plays and Robux is money you can use only in that game to enhance your experience.