My son turned five yesterday. Not a big deal most would say, but I’ve really struggled with this birthday. Maybe it’s because he grew so much he skipped a size of clothes and now actually wears the size of clothes he should at his age. Maybe it’s because he will start kindergarten in the fall. Maybe it’s because I’ve watch him grow into a kind-hearted, loving little boy who is a huge helper with good manners (most of the time……he’s amazing but not perfect). Maybe it’s because I fear kindergarten will be hard for him. Not academically but “socially” because he is so shy and gets anxious in new settings and chaos.
Anyway….for whatever reason 5 has been a hard birthday for me but I am so proud of the boy he is becoming.