Wow. I’ve been thinking about this post for the past couple days as I knew it was coming up but I’m still not sure what to say. I could blather on for pages probably but I don’t really know if all those words would convey what the past five years have meant for me. Sure, there’s been days that I just want to grab him around the neck and throttle him like Homer does to Bart but then he does something or says something that just makes my heart melt and makes it impossible to stay mad at the little guy. Even the days that he is bad are FAR outnumbered by the days that he rocks. One of the most recent examples of this was just yesterday. He decided that he wanted some juice so he goes into the kitchen to get some juice. He came out of the kitchen empty handed. Why? Not because he drank it already. Not because he spilled it. He came out empty handed because he also got his little brother some juice as well – the last of it. He gave up pouring himself juice so Ryan could have some. It’s not possible to explain what selfless means to a five-year old (okay, four at the time) – trust me, I tried. I hope that one day he’ll go back through this site and read the entries from me & Nikki so that he’ll realize that even though we yell at him and send him to his room or take away his computer that we always love him.
Happy 5th Birthday Alex! This day is for you!