Thursday, February 18, 2010
He'll be 7!
How is it that you are almost 7?
My first baby.
The biggest brother. Totally enthusiastic about us adopting "even 100" as you said, little sisters and brothers, but nobody older than you. We get this. We respect this. We are thankful you, at age six, could articulate so well what we already knew.
Ever the mastermind behind most of the games and imaginative play with your sister and brother. Mostly using your strong will for good, but also ever testing to see just how much of your world you can control. You wish you were in charge of the entire house and I have no doubt your dad and I will fight you on that issue until the day you leave home for college.
A numbers guy. You think in numbers. I cannot just tell you to clean your room. "How many things do I have to clean up?" you will ask. I explained the concepts of multiplication and division to you one time, well before you ever heard it in school, and you grasped it, loving to be quizzed on math problems aloud just for fun.
You are now officially better than your mom at basketball, but at least I can still beat you at a 50 freestyle swim!
As our firstborn every age you hit, every new thing you do, is new to us, it's a big deal. I realize this is a gift and a burden. You are foraging the way for your brother and sisters behind you. Teaching us how to be parents.
To think that seven years ago we had no children is amazing! We would never go back. Even though you see to it that we two non-morning people never sleep past 7AM, life with you as our son is better than we ever could have imagined! We are so proud of you and can't wait to see what God does with your life!