To my gorgeous little guy who’s turning three tomorrow – Happy, Happy Birthday!! I love you more than anything in the universe, and consider you the biggest blessing in my world. I’m so grateful that you’re my kid, even when you’re barfing all over the car or engaging me in 20 minute conversations about why poop is brown.
You’re wildly funny, sweet, so happy (except when you’re not – then no one is), curious and silly, and I hope you keep those qualities forever.
And now for the Hokey Mom Alert…
I wish you a world free of hate, religious persecution, crazy terrorists, people who don’t believe in global warming, and mean spirited thinkers. I hope that intolerance is a foreign concept and compassion and love are the norm.
I wish you a life full of joy, learning, laughter, moments of utter bliss and total abandon, freedom to do/say/think what you want, and a clean, peaceful world.
I hope you laugh lots, have mountains of empathy for others, and I hope that you’re nice to girls and women your whole life. Be happy, be free, and hug everyone you love whenever you can. Be nice to animals and rescue lots of them. Dance a lot, even if you look as dumb as I do when you’re flailing around.
But stop talking about poop. Really.
Your Amused Mama