You and your sister were running around like crazy laughing your heads off as you attempted to flee from bedtime. As you rubbed your tired little eyes, I told you both that was enough and off to bed you went…
Your last sleep as a 5 year old.
It’s been quite the year we can both probably agree. You started kindergarten and made new friends. You let a new love into your life and we couldn’t be happier with the teacher you have. Your thoughts amaze your dad and I as you come up with some deep ones from time to time even if some of them have to do with poop.
On the flip side, suddenly you have opinions and lots of them. You continue to be a pickier eater than I ever was. You cut out more things you used to like. Goodbye spaghetti. Goodbye quesadillas. It’s like we never knew you. If you could have chicken nuggets and Mac & Cheese all the time, we probably would not hear one single complaint. But we are trying to be good parents here so forgive us for throwing a few carrots at you when we can.
We played a lot of baseball this year. Coaching you is so much fun. I know there will come a day where you will stop waving to your mommy as you run from base to base. When it does happen, I will miss those moments tremendously.
There are times in this mommy life that I feel like I am screwing it all up when it comes to you. When you hug me and tell me I am the best in the world, that all changes.
You have a good heart and we are so proud of you. We are excited for your 6th birthday and the year ahead. Changes are coming our way fast and we are trying to get ready for you to grow up some more.
For now, you come downstairs with your stuffed puppy dog to tell me you don’t want to go to bed just yet. I tell you that you have to so that you can wake up to presents and happiness on your special day. You ask if it is like Santa and I say sort of.
I tuck you back in, kiss you goodnight, and remember the innocence on the night before you turn 6.
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