Lesson #1: There are worse problems than having a kid who won’t eat his pasta because he can’t get enough broccoli. And having a kid who begs me to buy a veggie platter every time I walk in the grocery store. (Though it does make me wonder if I brought the right kid home from the hospital…)
Lesson #2: The animal that’s been trampling our flowers is, technically, not an animal. It’s Little.
Lesson #3: While, in retrospect, there’s no such thing as a low-key birthday party (at least not when Lenny and I are the parents), I would do it all again in a heartbeat after seeing how happy and proud Little was celebrating the fun-loving kid that he is.
Lesson #4: Birthdays are a time to sit back and marvel at how much has changed—and how much your heart can grow—in just 365 days.
Lesson #5: When your soon-to-be 2-year old enters the “why” phase, it’s pretty funny. For a day. Then you can’t help but think, “Why?! Why?!”
Here’s to a great Thanksgiving for you and all of your loved ones. May you find many reasons to raise you glass and really and truly feel thankful. I know I will.
Photo from Flickr by Rob J Brooks.