Archive for August, 2010

Today you are six!

August 31, 2010

Six years ago today you, my only son, were born. Your birth was a fast one and fairly painless, all things considered. I should have known then that your speed in birth would only be rivaled by your speed in everything else. You, my love, are a mover and a shaker and you only slow down to sleep. I honestly can’t believe that it’s been six years. The first few years of your life involved special formulas, daily breathing treatments and lots of medicine. I almost forget about all of these things because now you are a rough and rugged boy who’s as healthy as can be and I thank God for that every day.

This seems like a lifetime ago

This past year of your life has been a fun one to watch.  You’ve developed a love for skateboarding, scootering and video games. I took you to a skate park recently where you took classes and attended a camp. You were so proud when you mastered dropping in. If you can learn these things when you are five, I’m terrified yet excited to see what you’ll be able to do in the coming years.

Dropping in

You have always had a huge passion for sports. In fact, you’ll often ask to watch sports on TV instead of a kids show. Your father couldn’t be happier about that! You play soccer and hockey and you play them well. You’re looking forward to playing baseball for the first time this spring. Just days ago, after attending your first Lions game, you announced that you want to play football too. God help me! I love your sense of adventure and your fearless attitude for trying new things. That said, these traits of yours also scare me to death. I want to roll you in bubble-wrap before sending you out to play (see below, a softball accident).

 A spring softball accident

You are starting kindergarten in a week! You’re eager to go to Marian’s school and I know you are also a little nervous. You come across as such a confident little boy but you are also very concerned with what other people think of you. This makes me sad. You are too young to care about such things, but you do. I vow to try to help you place more importance on what you think of you versus what others do. I see qualities in you that make me proud and break my heart at the same time. Like when you are hurt or get in trouble and you try not to cry. Each time this happens I realize that my little boy is starting to try to act like a man. You are growing up too fast. Please stop. Many people have said that you are such a “cool” five year old. You flash peace signs, your greeting to friends is typically ‘sup instead of hi and dude is a heavily used word in your vocabulary. You even insisted on getting a mohawk (but we got you a faux-hawk instead). You’ve been channeling your inner teenager!

 

You had your first girlfriend this past year and there were a few others that wanted to marry you. You are quick to make new friends. You are kind. You are funny. You are beyond adorable. I’m so proud to be your mother and I can’t wait to see what year six looks like for you. Happy Birthday Michael Sly!!

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August 16, 2010

My darling daughter is a creative genius. This morning as I was working at the computer she slipped this onto the keyboard. I found myself laughing out loud.

She loves her Dunkin Donuts! She played up with her love for me which went straight to some much needed mom validation and finally finishing strong with the sympathy card. I think my favorite part is where she says, “speaking of that”, as though she was just writing me this lovely note which caused her to realize she might like a donut. She’s going places and yes, one of those places is Dunkin Donuts today.