How did you go from this
I don't know how this happened. I don't like it...most days. Watching you grow up is pretty fun, though.
At five, you are much too smart for your own good. You love to read and you are doing a great job of it all by yourself. Pretty soon you won't need my help anymore. That day will make me so proud and so sad all at the same time.
You love to dance around the house. You dance with so much joy that we can't help but grin every single time. You even drew a picture of the two of us dancing in the kitchen for a school assignment about "our favorite things."
Speaking of school, you are a complete social butterfly. You have so many little friends who run over to greet you when you come to school in the morning. You love to say hello to every single person we pass in the grocery store. Your confidence in yourself and enthusiasm for other people is wonderful to watch.
Some days, you drive me crazy. You are always loud and there are flailing limbs going everywhere. You have trouble listening most days and you hate cleaning up more than anything in the world. But I know, as mommies everywhere do, that one day I will miss all of these things that are causing me to lose my sanity today.
So...happy birthday, little boy. I am so proud to be your mommy. I love you.