I’ve yet to meet a kid as excited for a birthday as this boy. He started counting down almost four months ago. We’ve heard for months what he wants – and his list changes daily. He’s talked about his birthday lunch over and over again. There is no way the actual day of his birthday will live up to the hype he’s created for so long.

Tonight he was angry for one reason or another and when we told him it was time to go to bed he exclaimed that he wouldn’t sleep. He might go to his room, but he was going to be defiant and refuse sleep. I told him if he doesn’t go to sleep he won’t turn five. He has to sleep in order for tomorrow to come. He bought it hook, line and sinker and begrudgingly marched up the stairs. These are typical conversations for him!

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Here’s a couple things about Mr. B:
He’s a strong willed child and it’s exhausting at times.

He talks about things over and over and over again – we often have to tell him we’re not going to talk about it anymore.

He’s funny. He’s got a great sense of humor and he has an animated face to go with it.

He loves to ride his bike.

He is very protective of his alone time with Steve or myself. If you ask him to go with you to get pizza, he wants it to be just him, no other kids. And he can never get enough of that special time.

He plays really well with Cannon. He includes him on the puzzles, cars, pirates – one minute they’re best friends and the next they’re hitting and screaming at each other!

He’s a kid who likes routine. If it’s noon – he wants to know why he’s not eating lunch. If it’s Friday night he’s expecting pizza and a movie – rarely is he okay with any substitutions.

He’s very friendly. He makes friends wherever he goes.

He’s an early riser. We’ve had to work hard at training him to stay in his room until it’s an acceptable hour to get up.

He wants to be a fireman when he grows up.

He brings an energy to our family that is unrivaled. The trick is trying to keep up with him!

Happy birthday buddy!
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