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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Timmy Hamlet!

Yesterday was my little Timmy's second birthday. It is difficult to grasp that I am now the mom to a silly toddler instead of a sweet little baby. In a way I feel bad for Timmy because, regardless of how old he is, he is always going to be seen as "the baby" by the family.

Hamlet had a wonderful birthday, spending the day playing outside with me and occasionally with his brother. Timmy's face absolutely lights up whenever Robby and Jack invite him to play. Such a small gesture on their part makes Timmy float on Cloud 9 for hours. I think Robby is starting to relish the uninhibited adoration that his baby brother feels towards him. In Timmy's eyes, Robby is an epic hero.

Although we kept the celebration rather low key throughout the day, an impromptu party sparked when it was time to bring out the birthday cake.  Robby, Jack and Rowan all happily attended (probably more for the cake than celebrating Timmy) as well as Jack's parents and Mr. Bill.  Timmy loved being the center of attention!

After everybody sang and the cake was served, my super big two year old sat and gleefully licked all of the icing off of his cake. When the big kids decided to continue playing, Timmy simply grabbed his cake and ran after them. He proceeded to run through the yard with his cake clutched tightly by his hand and steadied against his chest. Occasionally stopping to take a bite, he was covered with more crumbs than a baker by the time everybody was heading home. 

We kept the day relatively quiet, but Timmy didn't seem to notice the lack of a party. He was happy and laughing all day long.  He might be the happiest toddler ever!

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