Happy 9th Birthday Jimmy!
Oh Jimminy-BillyBob, you are 9! NINE! You were the littlest one for so long, then the middle on your own and now you are joint middle with Raffie, the oldest boy and you are maturing so beautifully (most of the time) that it makes me wonder if I really did just blink and miss this tiny boy who wouldn’t leave my side turn into the cammo wearing, mini Bear Grylls that you are now! You love to make things with wood, with paper, with LEGO… You are super clever at it too and make the most wonderful origami which we can never understand how you’ve managed to create without any instructions most of the time! You read with gumption and gusto and feeling and you write poems which make us all laugh and wonder what will you be? I’m saying you’d be a jolly good actor and performer but you’d also be a wonderful engineer… Oh who knows? But I do know whatever it is that you grow up to become it will be something wonderful and fun and crazy!
You don’t like to eat food (still) and you’re not wild keen on sleep. You love to play Fortnite and Minecraft and you are a mega fan of the Mandalorian which your cake made by Gram is themed on. For your birthday treats we have been to the challenge woods (a bit like a smaller but for bigger kids BeWILDerwood), hired a private swimming pool with cousins and had a grazing box picnic with family. Today we have been out and had fun and it’s takeaway for tea (your choice) to celebrate our biggest best big boy turning 9.
Nine years ago at 09.17am you finally came out in the living room after a night of pushing. You were back to back with your fist up like a superhero and though I tore (VERY badly) as a result, you were worth every owch and you still are. I love you always and forever my Jim-Bob, you are bright, funny, clever, cool, wicked, awesome and all the good things!
Happy 9th birthday darling!