I always thought five years old was one of my favorite ages for our kids. It is time where you really see grown-up ideas taking shape by their thought provoking questions. Yet, they are still young enough to be silly and goofy, and giggle under the covers in the morning, and get scared by a bad dream, and need hugs in the middle of the night.
So far, six is alot of fun, too. I may have to change up my favorite age! (Of course this may also have something to do with having no more fifth brithdays to celebrate here, since Hannah is the youngest and God has yet to bless us with another) So this morning, she makes a grand entrance into the kitchen at 6:30, expecting some kind of fanfare. Yes, we decorated the kitchen with balloons and streamers late last night, so we delivered there. Then come the questions:
"Does Daddy have to work on my birthday?" (yes)
"Does Becky have school today, on my birthday?" (yes, again)
"What am I having for my birthday breakfast?" ( ummm, cinnamon toast, again?)
"What about lunch?" ( Mommy can't think that far ahead at 6:30 A.M.!)
"Who is coming over for my birthday?" (What, a party, too?!! )
It is little harder to deliver on some of these birthday wishes. No, the bank Daddy works at doesn't close for your birthday and schools are open today, too. I have my work cut out for me for next year: I need to get a banking holiday as well as schools closed. And while I'm at it, I may as well suspend mail delivery next May 29th, too! If only I could control the weather. You see, this year it is pouring rain and I'm quite sure I will be questioned on why it is raining on this sacred day!
People who are shocked at the size of our family obviously don't know Hannah! While our fifth was the icing on the cake, I always say that Hannah is the cherry on top! I couldn't imagine life around here without that smile, could you?
Happy Birthday Sweetie! We Love You!