The boys are now out of school, and Conner’s 8th birthday is fast aproaching. It seems that I get more sentimental (and sad) about Chase’s birthday each year simply due to the pure Hell endured surrounding his birth, but Conner’s story is a much calmer one. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, they say…
Conner was quite the patriotic pregnancy. I found out I was pregnant with him on Voting Day. My ex-husband and I found out he was a boy on President’s Day, and he was due right around July 4th. If any those things had any effect on him, it shows in his red hot passion for all things explosive and firecracker-esque.
He’s a tinkerer, a thinker, a worrier, and he has his mother’s lack of ability to tell ANY story in a short amount of time - coupled with the need to pace just to get all the words out. He is outright hysterical - a practical joker with a side of sarcasm.
Conner is caring, although the fights between his brother would often times prove different. He’s the first person to sniff me out if I’ve been crying, and without saying a word, he will be there to make it better. He’s a comforter and a snuggler - those little hands reaching out each night as I lay between him and his brother. He loves to talk till he falls asleep, telling me about the dreams he wants to have. A dream planner - that’s him.
And he’s just 8.
For his birthday this year, we are having a game truck party - complete with Minecraft themed goodies and cake. One gigantic trailer filled with flat screen TVs, dozens of gaming consoles and remotes for all his friends to line up and play - what a birthday he’ll have! Of course, little brother Chase is along for this one and just as excited. Being very close in age has tons of perks - I think Chase would agree.
To my biggest little man - Happy Birthday. I hope one day you’ll hum this lullaby to your children, as I did to you. I love you.
Tell me why the stars do shine
Tell me why the ivy twines
Tell me why the sky’s so blue
And then I’ll tell you just why I love you
Because God made the stars to shine
Because God made the ivy twine
Because God made the sky’s so blue
Because God made you, that’s why I love you