Monday, 4 October 2010

beau

Fire Prevention Day today. Picture by J. Evans

Today is my boy's birthday. His NINTH birthday, actually. NINE. That's a LOT.

He's so smart and wonderful, my boy. He fights with me about turning off his light at night (C'mon! I'm almost done with this chapter!) about playing outside (I played all day at school!) and brushing his teeth.
(I think it's more to irk me than anything else, since with his habit of taking thirty minute hot showers, it can't be an aversion to getting clean..)

He's beginning to realize that Santa Claus might not be all real, that his parents can't force him to eat all his vegetables, and that flashing the puppy-dog eyes at Mom will probably get him what he wants.

He wants to be in a rock band and be a scientist and a doctor and help people build things. He wants to grow his hair out and talk about tattoos and guitars and sunglasses and being cool. He loves his dad and his sister and his aunts and his uncles and misses his grandfather terribly. He is his own world.

And we're better - infinitely better - for having him in ours.

Happy Birthday, Cassidy, sweet boy. Happy Birthday, Beau!

11 comments:

mapsgirl said...

What a beautiful post!

Happy Birthday!

Badger said...

Oh, happy happy birthday to your boy! Nine, wow! That IS a lot!

sweetcoalminer said...

It's clear you see him and love him deeply for who he is. Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

That is so true, we are definitely better for having him our world, HE ROCKS!

Love Auntie K.

Yo-yo Mama said...

The beginning of the end of the single digit birthdays. Ahhhh, youth.

Hapy Birthday!!

kyooty said...

Oh very cool!!! my boy will be 9 this month too. I'm excited. I love that everything you just listed happens to mbe because really? I need to hear it's not just my 9yrold. :)

Stomper Girl said...

Happy 9th birthday to your lovely Cass. Nine is an awesome age, it really is. The end of early childhood (we lost Mister Claus this year) but still innocent and curious and wonderful, with bonus self-sufficiency.

Mummy Dearest said...

9 is the best year -- with 10 a second best. I loved those years of my childhood! Such a sweet photo -- you are blessed! :)

Jokee said...

I know its a day late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cass!

lgsquirrel said...

Happy birthday Cass! You're blessed with a great mom.

blackbird said...

Happy Day!