Do you remember anything about 1993?
Well, let me refresh your memory. In 1993 they invented beanie babies. How many did you have? How many do you have now??
Meatloaf's song 'I would do anything for love, but I won't do that' was a chart topper.
The Pentium microprocessor introduced by Intel
The World Wide Web was born at CERN
The first cloning of a Human Embryo by 2 American Scientists.
- Jurassic Park
- Mrs. Doubtfire
- Sleepless in Seattle
- Schindler's List
He's such a love. There is no-one like him and I love him to pieces and am so proud of the funny, thoughtful, christ-like, young man he's becoming.
We would take him for walks in his blue stroller and sometimes he'd ride in the backpack. Bob and I would go 'bibby hunting' in the night. He would have the bibby, fall asleep and then not be able to find it. Bob and I would take turns going into his room in the dark and feeling around the crib to find it. When I washed his crib sheets I'd often find 2 or 3 bibbies. Of course only one brand of bibby would work for him. He only liked MAM and we had tons of them.
He used to say 'Uh Oh' often. That was his phrase when something went wrong. If he dropped a cheerio on the floor from his high chair - yup - you guessed it - he'd say uh oh. As you can imagine he said it often.
As he got older he remained a cuddler and a smart one at that. He would find the cutest girl at the daycare or pre-school and sit in her lap. he would also say how much he loved sitting in her lap. Yup, you guessed it. he would have that young lady wrapped around his finger in a minute.
He had platinum blond hair that was straight and fine. It would bounce when he ran and he had a glow to his complexion and a smile on his face often. He was the most beautiful little boy. I miss grabbing those cheeks of his.
Eric is ubber talented. At everything. I'm his mother, but I'm really not exaggerating. Almost anything he tries, he's instantly good at. We took him bowling a few years ago - after the first few strings - he was throwing strikes. Golf - yup - he had a natural swing and is as good as his father after only a few years playing.
We had always joked with him that he should get a scholarship at college for some obscure sport like water polo. We figure no-one played water polo in high school and since he's such a natural athlete, he could probably excel at it in no time. I always joked that he should go to Pepperdine (in Malibu CA) on a waterpolo scholarship. Frankly, if he wanted to that may still be an option for him.
If you have a child, I hope you are able to find all the wonderful things about them. Not every child is like my Eric - who does well in school and sports, but I'm sure your child is great at something. Sarah is nothing like Eric, but she is a wonderful/fabulous person also. It's so important to find the special attributes of your child and brag on them every once in a while. Oh but don't get me wrong, we get awful mad at Eric sometimes and over the years he's had his fair share of time - outs.