Five Years Old!

Dear C,

You turned five years old! You've been so excited for this milestone, and rightfully so!  You accomplished a lot in the last year: potty training (finally!), fully dressing yourself, brushing your own teeth and hair, riding your own bike, becoming more helpful, starting preschool (which brought its own list of can-now-do's), and being a pretty cool kid!

You are a still a master negotiator, a force to be reckoned with, and a master builder with everything from Legos to couch cushions.  You love to play outside and really love to be helpful.  You recently told me while picking up around the house that you like working hard, because "working hard means you earn money".  You also really like to "do art," especially cutting/gluing or painting. 

You speak very forcefully when you want something and are being told "no" (not unlike your parents) but are slowly getting better at expressing your feelings and playing more nicely with your brother.  You are generous with "I love yous" and hugs and kisses and I hope that continues for a really really long time!

I tell you often that you're our firstborn, which means that you "made mommy a mommy and made daddy a daddy" and that you were our first ever baby and that we wanted you so much.  And we are so blessed to have you! 

On the day of your 5th birthday party, you were very excited that you're turning six after you turn five, and we had to make a deal that you won't be six too fast.  Definitely don't grow up too fast, ok Dude?


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