National Son’s Day was this week. I am quite confident all of these holidays are made up – but I also secretly love it because why not give us a chance to celebrate our children in an extra special, dedicated way? As you all continue to get to know our family, let me tell you some things about my son, Teddy:
Teddy’s full name is “Theodore Walter”. Theodore is a name I have always loved and I just knew Teddy was a “Teddy”. His middle name, Walter (or “Waltah!” as my mother would say 😉 #bostonaccent) is after my dad. My two daughters have my maiden name as their middle name so this was my way of leaving a little piece of my side of the family with them always.
Teddy’s favorite funny saying is “boogie nothing” which literally means zero things but makes him (and us) laugh so hard when he says it.
When he was about eight months old, Teddy had a severe accident and we ended up in Boston Children’s Hospital ER overnight. It was one of the scariest moments of our lives and I will forever be grateful to the EMTs and police of our hometown here in Needham, MA as well as the staff at the hospital. That experience left me truly convinced there are angels roaming the earth. Some we see and some we don’t. ❤️
When I was growing up, my sisters and parents always tell me how much I used to love playing in my crib and would always have tons of toys and books in there. Teddy pretty much goes to bed each night with a crib full of bizarre knick-knacks to play with. For example, he went to bed last night insisting on bringing our Halloween “skull” jelly window clings into the bed with him. Sorry buddy! You get that from your mama. 🤷🏼♀️ 💀 🎃
He gave our nanny, JL, her nickname of “JWow” when he had a hard time saying his Ls. The name has obviously stuck and we will not call her anything but JWow for eternity.
I love in this picture with Chris he is holding a pretend plastic bug 🐛 that he insisted being in the picture. I am confident that pretend bug sleeps in his crib today 😉
I see the best of all of us in him … my three-year-old son, Teddy!