Today you are five years old!! You have been talking about being five for the longest time – I think right after your fourth birthday. You were so looking forward to being a big kid and going to new school.
And now that day is here. It’s so bittersweet to see you growing so fast. You have lost that sweet baby face, and are turning into our little boy. You always want to do everything yourself, and you’re stubborn as all get-out. You don’t like being in a room by yourself- you always want to surround yourself with as many people as possible. You hate to feel like you’re missing out on something, and you love being the center of attention – clearly you got that from your dad. You can make friends with anyone – meeting someone is an opportunity to make a new best friend for you.
You still love pizza and cheese dip. You will pick a lollipop over any other candy. You love playing anything Mario-related. You are super into Frozen 2 and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. You love being in the water and being outside. You are so good at learning – you’re so smart. You are always asking questions, wanting to know how to spell something or what something means. Your favorite show is Wild Kratts, and you love learning about all of the animals.
You’ve been so positive even with all of this coronavirus madness going on – your dad and I have talked about just what a happy kid you are. You very rarely are sad or angry – and if you do get sad or mad, you usually are very quick to smile again.
I can’t tell you how much happiness you bring to me on a daily basis. You are a big boy now, but don’t forget that you will always, always, be my baby.