You are one.
This month you learned to answer 'give me a kiss' with a kiss, 'do you want some milk?' with a lecherous look, 'can I have it?' With lots of giving and taking games. You gained tooth 5 and 6, both top ones and managed 3 coldless weeks, learned to say brrrrrrrrrrm for a car and push one across the room, that you can make us all make silly noises to make you eat your food. You can make your little remote control car work, have begun to see stacking might be fun and learned to put things in boxes and look in and under places for your toys.
You seem even more a person than ever, even more part of the family than ever.
You've nearly got the hang of unwrapping presents.
Definitely got the hang of toys.
We do so love you.
I made you a cake, from inside to outside, the first I've ever done.
I will even forgive you the asthma diagnosis 2 days later and the ambulance visit.
Little Bene, you have brought such joy this year, are so loved. Thank you for coming and thank you for staying.