Ladies, gentlemen, and other assorted creatures, it’s finally here! Our third child, a healthy and beautiful boy whom we are incredibly proud of, has finally arrived and taken up residence in the world!
As the parent of two small children, this past year has flown by. Watching our son learn new things has filled our hearts with joy and pride. We’ve seen a glimpse of the future generations of Duncans, and it makes us even more excited to see what the future holds for our family.
While we can’t wait to spend more time with our son, we also know that he needs us to take care of his needs too. Therefore, we’ve decided to use this space to share with you our favorite things about our baby boy!
Here are Robert Pattinson’s top five favorite things about his son, Flick:
1. His Smile
When our son was born, we were not expecting him to have a full head of teeth. As a result, we were not prepared for all the tooth-brushing that comes with child-rearing. However, this has not dimmed our opinion of his smile one bit. It is one of the most genuine and contagious smiles we’ve seen. It makes us want to smile back, even when we’re battling depression. We think this is because his smile makes us feel that everything is going to be okay. It’s a smile that warms even the coldest of hearts, and we’re glad to know that our son has mastered this valuable skill. And to think, this is only one of the many talents he has acquired since his birth.
2. His Love Of Books
This one might seem obvious, yet it’s amazing how much our son enjoys reading. It might also be because of his inquisitive nature. When our son was younger, he would sit and watch us read for hours on end, wanting to join in the fun. Since then, he has developed a love for books, which we’re certain will continue to grow as he gets older. He enjoys looking through picture books, and can sit and identify most of the animals and plants featured within. This is a testament to his amazing attention to detail, as well as his incredible memory.
3. His Mannerisms
Like most parents, we were unsure of our son’s quirky mannerisms at first. To us, he seemed like any other newborn, lying in his baby cot next to us, cooing and babbling. After all, he had just recently emerged from our bodies, and was still attached to our innards via a placenta. When he did start showing signs of personality, we were pleased to discover that he had a sense of humor. This was evident in the few words he would speak, but moreso in the delightful wiggles he would do when he used his arms or legs. We didn’t realize how hilarious our son could be, until he started walking. Then it was like a light switch had been flicked, and his mischievous side emerged. We’re certain that this is something he will grow out of, as he gets older, but we’re glad to see the kid that we have now is already proving to be a bit of a character. It makes us love him even more.
4. His Creativity
When he was younger, our son would spend hours each day drawing, coloring, or designing whatever his little brain could come up with. He has always been very creative, and would often come up with ways to entertain himself for hours on end. Sometimes this would even lead to him putting together elaborate puzzles or designing secret hideouts for himself and his friends. As he got older, this creativity started to manifest itself in other ways. At school, he became fascinated with numbers, and would often find ways to work them into his crafts and artwork. It was as if his schoolwork and homework gave him plenty of opportunities to exercise his brain, while his crafts gave him a way to release his creative side.
Now that he is a bit older, our son still finds ways to entertain himself. While he may not create elaborate puzzles or artwork for others to enjoy, he does like to play games on his phone. He also likes to help out around the house, doing whatever Dad or I ask of him. Sometimes this entails simple chores, like folding laundry or cleaning the kitchen. It doesn’t matter what you ask of him in terms of housework, he will always jump in and do it with a big smile on his face. Even when he was a baby, he had a way of making us smile too.
5. His Fit Of Personality
Like any other baby, our son can be fairly fussy when it comes to food. However, this is not the case. Rather, it is because he has a very particular taste in terms of what he will eat. While most babies will happily accept whatever you give them, our son has always had a favorite meal. It doesn’t matter what kind of food it is, whether it’s chicken or fish, beef or vegetarian, he always seems to know what he likes. This is what makes him unique, as well as adorable.
It’s amazing how much our son has evolved in such a short space of time. We look at him, and are reminded of how much he has grown. From a tiny baby, to a child who walks and talks, to a young man who is starting to discover the world around him. This past year has been an incredible journey, and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to share it with our son. We love him more than ever, and are so thankful for all that he is and all that he will become.