Baby man I can't believe you are five today. It seems like just yesterday you came screaming into this world 6 weeks early, weighing in at an even 4LBS. Now that I have gotten to know you, I know this is typical behaviour for you. You are always the first one up in the morning and you always have a huge grin on your face. Your top priority is breakfast and ensuring you get time to play before school. It amazes me how you take these incredible journey's in your mind. Honey, you are capable of such flights of fancy and yet you are so sure of who you are and what you will and will not tolerate. There are days I wish I had your confidence.
You know you're something special every time you dole out kisses and hugs, after first assigning a number of each that are allowed to have. When you hear a song that you like, you are all about the boogie and I suspect that is all about your joy of life. Your passion even includes karate and even though you are most often the smallest in the class, just watching you give it your all, often makes me smile and laugh.
In fact, much of the time I am around you I am smiling. From the day you were born, you have made me deliriously happy and I love you so very much. You are my tough guy who can take a fall and you are my independent baby man who can do everything all by himself. I won't say these traits don't drive me around the bend, but I do know that this is exactly what I am going to love about you as a man.
I so look forward to watching you grow up, but please don't rush it along, because each day is so precious to me. I would miss your beautiful baby smile and that gorgeous laugh for which I have no words to describe. The last five years have been so great and I know what is to come will be even more wonderful.
Happy Birthday Mayhem