ouch. having no kids under 5 hurts.
its the official goodbye to babyhood and toddlerhood, and a kick in the tail straight into boyhood. stink.
but this boy, my boy… he makes it better. i offered him 10 bucks yesterday to stay 4 for another year and he said yes. he said he doesn’t want to go to kindergarten anyway and would just rather stay at home with me. sounds like i made out on that deal!
this sweet boy, who has tested my boundaries, patience and parenting skills, has also shown me how to love a boy so differently than my girls. how i can love him by letting go, letting him try, letting him get hurt.
although he’s my most adventurous, he is still my snuggliest, most affectionate kiddo. when we snuggle every night at bed time, he wraps his arm around my neck and plays with my ear or rubs my cheek. when he’s talking to me he pets my leg without even knowing it. he knows he can give me a kiss to get just about anything.
he had me at hello.
silas ryan, happy 5th birthday. thank you for changing my life, my job as a mama.