Aiden is 5...
Aiden is 5. Yep, the little bugger went and grew up on me. What the heck?! He had his kindergarten screening the other day. That was when it hit me that he really was growing up. He is going to go off and leave me to go to school and make new friends. His world is going to grow and I won't be a part of it. He will have a bit of life that has nothing to do with me. And that is how it is supposed to be. Wow. This parenting thing is tough.
Ok, so now that my pity party and whiny-pants have been shamelessly exposed, i will shift the focus of this birthday blog about Aiden off of myself and onto the birthday boy.
He has fuzzy blond hair that despite any amount of hair product will not lay down. It simply stands straight out. It vaguely resembles a finger in the light socket sort of hairdo. He has sparkly, twinkling blue eyes. They are just beautiful and when you ask him where they came from he looks at you as if you were an idiot and says, "Duh, God gave them to me." Well, excuse me! Duh, it was God. How would I know? lol He has a deep raspy voice and he talks very quickly. Usually with his head down so that he doesn't have to actually look at you. He is sweet and silly. He makes me smile.
The other day, we were in the car and he looked out the window at the numerous cows in the field. He exclaimed, "Mommy, I am going to be a farmer when I grow up. Is that ok?" "Of course," I said. "Farming is hard work, but good work. If that is what you feel that God wants you to do...then you do it!" "Good," he said. "I am going to be a cow farmer, because I like cows. I will have a river in my farm so that my cows can take a bath because I don't want my cows to be stinky." Hmmmm, we may need to put a little bit more thought into this "cow farmer" thing if he thinks that cows will actually bath and will not be stinky.
Seriously, look at this! He is cuteness and a smile all rolled up into a four...oops, FIVE year old little boy. Happy Birthday Aiden! You are loved!