Thursday, January 05, 2012

Dietrich Lewis is Four!

Dietrich Lewis turned FOUR on Dec.20th right before we left for Christmas family visits. He gets a party at home and one at each of his grandparents' houses. He loves Batman and his Razor Scooter and stories about heroes who save the day. He wishes he could grow up and be a super hero with special powers. I tell him that he can but not necessarily the way he thinks -- that super powers are thin and small in comparison to being able to be faithful and noble and honorable and responsible and kind and generous and wise. And to live that way day after day in the small and the big things no matter when it gets hard or when you are tired or when you get discouraged or restless or annoyed. He said, "Hm. But I really wish I had super powers." I am still trying to find out about him. I know that he is very focused and deliberate and determined. He figures out anything he applies himself to. He is intense and emotional and sometimes completely affectionate and thoughtful. He is always thinking and trying to work out what he hears and find a way to assimilate it. Sometimes when he can't sleep at night he will come down and sit on our bed and ask questions and then tell us what he has been thinking about. He is getting better at learning how to be gentle and play with Thea Belle. He is learning that Lincoln can be very fun to play with especially because he likes playing with action figures and coming up with all sorts of stories too. Dietrich adores Atticus and also has an acute ability to instantly make Atticus insane with emotional fury -- and to do this without breaking a single house rule. It is horrible and amazing. Dietrich hates winter coats and sleeves that touch his wrists. He loves Gonzo from the Muppets. He loves to recite the names of the three Members of the Trinity. But he is not sure he wants to have Jesus be his King mostly because he doesn't think it is necessary since Dietrich is so very strong that he will punch all bad guys including Satan in the nose and also because he agrees with God that we should be good and not do bad things so Dietrich will just go ahead and do that without having to trouble Jesus about it. Sigh. 

We had a small party for him the Sunday before his birthday with our family from up here -- Aunt Bekah, the Millers and the Bergets.




A few days later on Dietrich's actual birthday, we all celebrated early before Brad dropped Atticus off at school (to give us a little more time together as a family with Dietrich). His favorite gifts were the Razor Scooter he's wanted since last Christmas and a Gonzo doll that he likes to have ride on the handlebars.


1 comment:

liz@carpeseason said...

wow. what a perfect description of Diec..Deek..spell help?

"has the ability to instantly make Atticuse insane with emotional rage..." i love it!