Today is your birthday! So Happy Birthday to you.....I asked you yesterday if you liked the gifts that we gave you, and you said you already had......one of the ships, I guess, then I described the other two-- a truck, and flatbed that goes to your new train set that you liked. You didn't seem to know what I was talking about. Of course, you did mention three blue trucks that played a song like the "yellow" one that grampy gave you a long time ago. You liked those, I could tell. But how many can you play with at one time? Toys are literally taking over your house.
It reminds me of the story of the poor little rich boy who had so much to choose from that he didn't know what to play with. So today your five. At five, I see determination to do things for yourself, and this is a good thing. Some kids would cry and want someone else to put their boots on, mittens and zip their coat. But you are insistent on doing your own, which requires a lot of patience from the person watching sometimes, but in the end, bravo for you.
You have the make-up for success, determination. "I can't" is not in your vocabulary, we'll have to work on the I won't, though. What can one give a little boy that has been to Mexico, Disney, Polar Express, and so many other places. That is involved in sports, swim and has ooodles of friends and, your very own baby brother?
Nothing! Just an ear when you need one, and a smile to show our support, but mostly a prayer. The days ahead will be challenging, your first trip on the bus to school, homework and growing. Growing up to be possibly an engineer, or pilot. No matter what you do, you'll always be grandma's big boy, and helper.
See here's a wish for you, Nathan, that you will grow to fit into big shoes, find happiness and joy in little things, and learn that you are special and loved by so many. You are a very big boy of five today! May you get your special wish--and have the happiest birthday, ever!
Almost A Minyan
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