Wesley turned three in January, and he’s full of opinions. He makes music and book requests regularly. Since this is a small family business, Wes’s preferences become a major part of our life and work. At Everything Little Miss, we strive to create fun, colorful, and playful designs. Spending time with our toddler and delighting in little joys with him every day has helped reinforce the spirit of Everything Little Miss as we make plans and think about new products. Here we’ll share with you some of our obsessions. Wes Requests is a monthly feature on our blog.
Wes turned 3 last month! He’s very proud of his new age and will happily tell anybody who inquires. “I’m THREE!” It’s also the reason he’s braver now. “I was scared of that when I was two, but now I’m three and I’m not scared!”
This is the first birthday that really meant anything to him. In the month leading up to his big day, several of his friends celebrated birthdays and had parties. He requested a half yellow and half chocolate cake with orange frosting, so I did my best. He had a joint party with a friend and it was wild and crazy and perfect for a bunch of three-year-olds. They ran and screamed and ate cake.
Since then, he’s pretty much been requesting cake on almost a daily basis. Luckily, his brother, grandma, and dad also have January birthdays and his Uncle got married in between. There has been a lot of cake!
I don’t see his desire for cake letting up anytime soon, but we’re working on substituting with fruit. He’s currently into mango in a big way.It can be pretty frustrating to hear the same question over and over. “Can I have cake?” It really gets irritating when a meltdown starts because I say no. But it’s a great opportunity to remind myself that:
- He’s just as frustrated by hearing “no” as I am by hearing his question for the millionth time.
- I’m teaching him the always important lesson that “you can’t always get what you want.”
- Persistence can be a wonderful life skill as is learning to hear “no” without taking it totally personally.
He’s just as frustrated by hearing “no” as I am by hearing his question for the millionth time.
I’m teaching him the always important lesson that “you can’t always get what you want.”
Persistence can be a wonderful life skill as is learning to hear “no” without taking it totally personally.
Look at that. Life lessons from cake!