Happiest of birthdays, Mr Moo. How is my newborn baby suddenly five? I still remember being in labour with you, like it was yesterday. So how is it now that before me stands a confident, independent, inquisitive, compassionate five year old?
You have grown in leaps and bounds over the last 12 months. You’ve blossomed at preschool and found your feet with a new friendship group in 2018 (with all of your friends going to Kindergarten from last year).
You’re a great little swimmer and continue to excel. Sometimes, you play around because you do find it easy. Daddy sometimes forgets that you are only just five and wants to push you harder. We have developed a little mantra; ‘listen, focus and do the best that you can’. The thing is, I think you are the one that gets most disappointed when you don’t achieve what you are capable of.
You also love skiing and did so well on the slopes last season. You told everyone at preschool that you were going to represent Australia in the mogals whilst the winter Olympics were on – and if that’s your dream, we will support you all the way.
You’ve really found a passion for numbers and I wonder if numbers will be your thing. I love to watch you ‘crash combine’ numbers (add them together). You can combine numbers all the way up to 50 and you were so proud of yourself when you showed me that you could count in your head.
You’re a great little drawer and I love hearing you sing. You make up songs whilst we are driving in the car and you have very specific taste in music. You love electric guitars and anything with a beat.
You love to watch ‘Transformers’ and we made you a Transformers birthday cake for your 5th birthday. I still can’t believe that you are five and are off to school next year. You make me so proud everyday – you are kind and are always thinking about others (well maybe not your middle brother – but I understand the difficulties of being the eldest).