To my son on his fifth birthday

I am not quite sure how, but my son turned five today. Weighing 7lbs 10.5ozs, he arrived with such a knowing look on his face as he took in the world and changed our lives forever. Those five years have gone so quickly just like everyone said they would. 

At five, he is learning to read, write and swim. He loves books, colouring and tearing around with his friends. His favourite programmes are Lego Star Wars and sometimes he is cheekier than he should be. 

He is thoughtful and loyal and kind to his younger sister. At the weekend, he had pocket money for being well-behaved and he counted it out and split it between his money box and hers. We didn’t ask him to, it’s just what he did. Seeing him trying to comfort his sister or make her laugh when she is sad is one of the most heart-melting things I have ever witnessed. 

He is as stubborn as me and can while away hours writing stories and drawing his favourite things. His smile lights up his face and I could listen to his laugh all day.

So happy birthday son. You have filled our days with fun, laughter, and pride. 5 years gone in a flash.



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