It became totally clear while putting together Aiman’s 4th Birthday video that the kid is all action. Sure, he’ll plop himself down on the couch and watch some Spiderman, but he’d much rather run as fast as he can, climb trees, swim, wrestle with Sofia, play catch, kick balls, ride bikes and generally just go crazy.
I went to his first parent-teacher conference at his preschool two weeks ago and his two teachers had one thing to say … SPORTS! You are going to get him into sports right? What sports are you thinking? You should really consider sports. No seriously, let him do sports! We always thought that Aiman was a slightly ahead of the curve when it came to physical activity, but his teachers let me know that no, he isn’t ahead of the curve; he is officially a little freak. Riaz is so proud he can hardly see straight.
Aiman has been making friends at school and at the park. He is still a little shy, but he always opens up after a few minutes. He’s a bit of a mama’s boy, which I LOVE. He has started telling me that I am the best, most pretty mom around and it completely melts my heart. He is the sweetest little guy.
He and Sofia are such typical siblings, one minute they are playing and talking and having fun and the next minute they are trying to gouge each other’s eyes out. Sofia can hold her own and often instigates the violence, so we’re starting to just let them work it out. It usually ends in tears, and then hugs and kisses and then back to the room to play cars. Sofia got a toddler bed about a month ago, but she still would rather sleep with Aiman. She sleeps on one end and Aiman sleeps at the other and they kick their feet at each other all night. It’s the cutest thing.
We really started to see the kind of person Aiman is going to be this year. He is reserved around strangers, protective of his friends and his sister, he is sweet and thoughtful, he is so strong, quick and active. In a word Aiman is the best and we love him so much.
Happy Birthday Aiman – I know four is going to be the best year yet!