Five years ago, Luca came into our lives. From the moment of Luca’s birth there were little growls, indicating Luca was content, or trying to fall asleep. These little growls earned Luca the name of Little Bear.
That little adventurer soon became Mister Bear. Back then we hadn’t put a thought towards gender neutral parenting, so it seemed a fitting name. Luca became Mister Bear instead of Little Bear, and everyone was happy.
Then something happened. Out of the blue, Luca became Mystery Bear, because no one knows, it’s a mystery. It just seemed a far more appropriate name for our magical Little Bear. Luca really seemed to love it. We’d call for Mystery Bear and he would giggle the cutest little giggle. It was awesome.
Now our little Mystery Bear is five! Can you believe it? I started this blog back when he was still a bitty little thing. Now we’ve got a five-year-old, and such a cutie at that. It’s amazing how time flies. I just wish it would go by a little slower. It seems like it’s all getting away from us too fast.
Today our Mystery Bear went shopping for the first time. I gave him some money to buy bread and butter, so we could make grilled cheese sandwiches. It was originally $5, but it wasn’t enough, so I changed it out for $10. He wanted to use his tooth fairy money to buy bread and butter, but I wouldn’t let him. I told him that money was for something fun. Better still, he got to keep the change. You can almost see the dollars in his little paw, while he’s doing his “money pose.”
And what did our Mystery Bear get for his birthday? A pretty blue boom box! Luca picked it out this weekend when I asked what he would like for his birthday. He said he wanted a radio, but a blue one. I looked on Amazon and found one. The reviews were kind of mixed, but I figured for a five-year-old, it wasn’t too expensive, and it was the right color. I got the service plan, so if it up and dies on us, we’re covered. I figure if it lasts out the three year service plan, it was worth the money. Luca played the radio for a good long while, dancing to the music in the living room. It was a great little scene. It’s a sign of just how grown up he is that he’s asking for a radio rather than toys for his birthday. Such a big Little Bear, my little Mystery Bear.