Today is Jake's birthday. He already has his own birthday post from last year so go there to see cute pictures of him. Besides telling my little baby happy birthday let's go over the things I've learned in the past 6 years.
*Having a 10 pound 10 ounce child naturally is not really easy but it is empowering.
*A heart really does grow more and more.
*I can survive the first year of a new baby along with a 2 year old and 8 year old.
*I have patience and understanding that even surpasses my expectations.
*I can laugh at naughtiness and it's ok.
*Poop and fart are verbs.
*I miss tying shoes and carrying a diaper bag, most days.
*I may not always be right and he will be the one to let me know.
*You can visit the same zoo 20+ times a year and still have fun.
*I still cried when he started kindergarten even though I'd been through it before.
*I miss cuddling but I love talking to the boy he's becoming.
*I like to see these little people Bob and I create and how they interact with eachother.
*S'mores taste better when you share them with kids.
*I really don't want to listen to the ABC song one more time.
*I like animated cartoons and learning shows such as Backyardigans or Spongebob.
*All my kids are different.
*I really do have my own bed.
*You can wear pink, like to have your nails painted and still love cars and snakes.
*I don't always need to "be there" for any of my kids. They sometimes need to work it out alone.
*I am sometimes more excited to see Jake after Kindergarten than he is to see me.
*Even a baby can have a sense of humor, it really can be a trait you are born with.
*Jake was meant to be a part of our family.
*You can be brave on some things and be a scaredy cat on others. It doesn't need to make sense.
*Including all trial and tribulations I'd do it all over again. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment.