I’ll give you a hint: it wasn’t me.
For his birthday, we surprised Darren with a big sign on the nursery room door.
And he got a train table from Nana and Papa.
And we took an afternoon Darren & Mom trip to Luck Bros. for his favorite, a chocolate chip cookie.
And we hit up his favorite place, the park.
I imagine every parent ends up reflecting on the “growing up” of their child each birthday. The common complaint is that they grow up too fast. Sometimes. Sometimes it’s slow. Sometimes you want to go back in time to the baby days. Sometimes you don’t.
But you can’t control that. You have now. And now is pretty great.