Sean is on his way to get a cake. Last night, he had a friend go to Chuck E Cheese, the movies and out for ice cream with him and his brother. It's the first time I wasn't really invited to my own kid's birthday party. Tonight, it's dinner out and cake with a few more friends. That's how we celebrate eight around here.
Birthdays are tough. Especially when your kid gets stuck at one age in your mind. I still see him as this five year old. I will always see him as this five year old. It wasn't hard to get past the two and three and four year old Simon, but for whatever reason, five was it for me. Is it just that the years go by so much faster after five? It could be the school thing, too. Whatever it is, it's going too fast. Some days, not so much, but most days...yeah, I could stand for it to slow down just a bit.