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gosh, I love this kid…. of course I do, I am his Mama!  Happy Birthday to my first born bouncing baby boy!  It’s been a whirlwind of 16 years of mud, mess, bug collections and then more mud and more mess. Bug collections, sadly and gladly no more. It’s not his fault, I used to tell him if you didn’t get dirty today you didn’t have any fun . Really. I was younger then….waaaay younger! I am however waaay older and smarter now. He used to bring his worm collection to bed with him and I let him. Was I nuts? LOL! Would I change it? Nope. .not. a. thing.  It is funny to me, most days I can’t remember what I had for dinner the night before but ask me the tiniest detail about that day he was born. I can recall with clarity, the colour,  the smell, the hideous little flowers of the ugly maternity gown (or gowns) they made me wear. You know, the one on the back and one you wear on the front together, at the same time?  ACK!  Like you need to look any bigger than you already do at the biggest weight of your life?  Holy hippopotamus! I remember the colour of the nurses eyes. We all remember  that reaaaaally nice lady who is giving you drugs and jello or ice chips and who is super~duper, extra nice to you even though you are starting to resemble the girl from the “Exorcist”? OMG.  Let’s not proceed to those crazy gigantic underpants now …… I need to stop now.  ok, I know we all have our  birth stories…. it’s like the best day and worst day all wrapped up together in a crazy good burrito slash baby blankie. In the end I am so grateful for that day and for who I (we) get the extreme pleasure of raising. I didn’t do this alone, nope, not by a long shot. This kid has a great Dad. The kind of Dad who does laundry.!! I know, right? Like at 11 pm, otherwise no one has any jeans to wear the next day kind of Dad.  His Dad would also tell you about this intelligent, thoughtful, artisitic young man. How he is  still messy, but you know, nobody’s perfect …all  the while wearing a big proud papa bear smile.  My( our) birthday wish for him….. ? May your days be filled with much happiness, may your life be uber healthy and chock a block full of adventure and great love, a whole lot of love. What else does  anybody need? Happy Birthday Aidan! I love you!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo, your Mama

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6 replies »

  1. Scott & Kim: Get a room!!!!

    Aidan: You’re one of the nicest kids we know and we all hope you have an AWESOME birthday!!!! Wooohooooooo.

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