Of course, that's my Brennan. You just can't wait for things. You just had to come when you wanted to, doctor be damned. You haven't changed much, in that regard.
You were born into a big family, and sometimes I wonder if that was the best or worst thing I ever did to you. I hope you know that you are surrounded by love, every day. Even if sometimes the people who love you, are taking your toys.
Right now you are somewhere between being a little boy, and a school boy. You like to call it being a "medium" boy. You are still all snuggles, and sometimes fall asleep on the couch in the afternoon, after explaining to me that you don't need a nap. I love all the snuggles you give, and your charming smiles. I hope they don't go away too fast, as you discover the fun of being a Kindergarten Kid.
Right now, your favorite color is pink. And what you wanted for your birthday was a doll stroller. Which you got, by the way. Along with a new doll who drinks from her bottle, coos, and even makes sleep noises.
You love her so much, you've named her Margaret, and have spent all evening fussing over her. Seriously, all evening. You actually intimated that I might not be holding her right. And child, let me tell you, I've held a few babies. I've got this. It was hard to convince you to hand her off to someone else so that you could blow the candles out on your cool Batman cake.
I think you're going to be an amazing daddy someday.
I have hopes for you and dreams for you. But really, they don't matter. What matters to me is that you find your hopes and your dreams, and that you follow them, whatever comes. I hope you know that you have a small army of brothers and sisters, not to mention your dad and me, who will be in your corner always. And someday, I think you'll have an amazing partner, too. If they love you half as much as we do, we will love them, and will consider them family.
You have a wicked sense of humor, and you love to make us laugh. You do, too, all the time. I think you're going to make lots of friends when you start school in a couple of days. Just remember, be a good person. Be nice to people. Treat them the way you want to be treated. Some people will love that, and will look out for you the way you look out for them. Some people won't, but that will be their loss, and not yours.
You have a temper, and sometimes an attitude. Try to remember not to let your attitude keep you from the things you really need. Like when you're so mad about being hungry, that you don't want to eat. Seriously, it doesn't even make sense. Stop it.
But keep loving people the way you do. You have a big heart, bigger even than your smile.
I'm so glad I have been your mommy. Let me tell you, Medium Boy Brennan, five years have gone by way too fast.
I love you, I love you, I love you. Happy Birthday, Monkey.
(And because I've been blogging for a million years, here's a link to his birth story, for anyone interested)
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