First Five

My big boy is turning five.  I think I’m in denial.  When my friends had kids, I felt like their kids weren’t babies anymore once they turned five.  I’m not ready for that.  I still see him as the baby I would lie on the grass with, and he would try to stick his fingers in my nose.  We would do raspberries at each other.

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It’s not that the baby years are any less precious with the other two babies.  I just have more vivid memories of my first, because I had so much time, attention, and brain space to dedicate to just him back then.  And this is just my first time having a child turn five.

My big guy is really beyond his years, which brings with it great conversation, and a few challenges.  So, instead of thinking, “Wow, he’s old now!” in our house, we have to keep reminding ourselves, “He’s only five.”  Thank heaven.

This birthday celebrates a milestone in his life, but I will focus on doing things little five year olds like to do instead of letting him always be the adult he wants to be.

My love, you are a wonderful kid and will do great things.  Now, let’s have some fun!

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