Two weeks ago today, you turned 5 years old. FIVE. YEARS. OLD.
We had a blast having your party with your gramma and grampa in Ohio. I knew how much it mean to you to have them all there with you. These uncles and aunt that are still young enough to play with you for hours and not have any grown up things to attend to. You played and laughed with them, you gave them hugs and kisses, you whooped all of their butts at Wii Bowling. They all cried when we had to take you back home with us.
Seeing you with your aunts and uncles that week made me realize what an incredibly grown up and well behaved little man you really are. You made no trouble, you did whatever you were told, you shared and minded your manners and you never once complained about the 18 hour car ride each way. You were my little happy go lucky road tripper. Thank you for that Buddy :)
You're back to preschool now and could not be happier about it. You have a whole other life there that doesn't include me. You have friends and favorite teachers and you love to come home and fill me in on all of the sordid details of who had to go sit on the owl rug in time out and who got check marks taken away for running in the hallway. I truly love and enjoy these conversations with you. I love that you want to tell me all about your day and I hope that you will always want to talk with me this way.
You've become so much more of your own person this year. Your personality though, reminds me more and more every day of my own. You don't open up easily to strangers. You believe everything in your environment should be a certain way and when something is off, you become quite unsettled and then quite vocal about it. You have SO many questions. It seems some days that all I am doing is answering an endless stream of "Who? Why? What? Why? Where? Why? Whywhywhywhywhyyyyyy???? Mama!"
As mentally and emotionally exhausting as this can be sometimes, I truly love this part of your personality. I love that a one word answer will never be enough. I love that you demand to be shown the entire big picture and refuse to believe that "Ignorance is bliss". This character trait will serve you well throughout your life. That, combined with your sympathetic heart, your drive to succeed and your sheer stubborn-ness (oooohh the stubborn stubborn stubborn-ness....) will make you one Hell of an awesome adult.
You make me so incredibly proud. Every single day. With each new milestone you blast through, every new grown-up thing that you figure out and each morning that you literally fly out of bed to greet the day and demand your chocolate milk. You make me proud of the amazing, energetic, inquisitive, clever, brilliant little boy you have become and continue to become. You're my little firecracker. My constant source of hope for the possibility that tomorrow can and will be even more exciting and interesting than today.
How can anyone NOT think that way after spending just a few minutes with you?
And tomorrow WILL be awesome baby. And so will the day after that and the next after that. Because you're here to make sure of it for us.
I can think of no greater blessing.
Happy belated blogged birthday wishes buddy.
Mama loves you Ever And Ever.
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