To my little boy as you turn 6, here’s a list of a few of the things you’ve done, seen and learned while you were 5 years old. I know you’ll have just as many wonderful moments this year.
- You “graduated” from preschool, and made the daunting transition to kindergarten without a bit of hesitation, including riding the school bus!
- You went on a Whale Watch during our Cape Cod vacation, and were awestruck when you saw a humpback’s tail up close and personal.
- During that same vacation Daddy took you to see “Toy Story 3”. You got choked up, and announced that you would never give away your toys.
- You learned to swim across the pool without a flotation “bubble”.
- You went as Frankenstein for Halloween.
- You learned to READ!! You have no ideas how many doors opened for you the moment you started sounding out those words.
- You learned to count to 100, and then to count to 100 by tens.
- You defeated your parents and grandparents at Wii Bowling.
- You stuck up for a friend at school.
- You finished your first Year of CCD with a wonderful rendition of “This Little Light of Mine”.
- You learned to make your bed and clean your room, sort of.
- You said goodbye to your imaginary friend “Monkey”, and in fact, you’ve all but forgotten him. (I am actually a little sad about that.)
- Daddy taught you how to swing a golf club and a baseball bat, and how to shoot a basket.
- You’ve learned more about predators than I’ll ever want to know.
- You’ve begun to do more chores, including letting the dog out, and playing with him. Guinness loves you for that.
- You’ve developed an energetic 6-yr old boy sense of humor. Even though most of your jokes involve personal bodily functions a la Bart Simpson, there is a bit of a chuckle behind my scolds.
- You tried clam chowder, salmon, salsa and buffalo wings, and liked them all!
- You learned the names of each of players in the Celtics starting lineup, plus a few more.
- You are no longer afraid of the loud boom of fireworks, though the buzzer at the end of your basketball games still unnerves you.
- You are generous and caring with your little sister (most of the time).
You have become a full-fledged Big Kid. Mom and Dad are so very proud of you, and we love you to bits!