Today, G turns five. I’m not going to sit here and wax poetic about all the amazing discoveries I have had as a mother or how I can’t believe how fast it goes.

Time goes fast. Always has and always will.

Instead, I think back about how the older he gets, I realize part of being a mother is just about being quick on your feet and saying the right thing at the right time. Or in my case, the wrong thing at the wrong time.

With that said, here are some of my favorite phrases from the past year. And to all my friends who have not had kids yet, you think you won’t say this stuff. But you do:

5) You think reading is boring? I think people who think reading is boring are stupid.

4) Okay, fine, we can stay until the end of Depeche Mode’s set (at Lollapalooza, on a rainy Friday night) if you REALLY want to.

3) No, you can’t put Nine Inch Nails “Head like a Hole” on the CD we hand out to your friends at the end of your birthday party.

2) Because I said so. That’s why.

1) Keep your glue off of my Nambِé (when he was doing some sort of craft project next to my favorite Nambِé bow-tie serving platter that is not even made anymore).

Every year is even MORE rewarding and ridiculous with you, my little boy. I love you so much. Happy birthday to my one and only, sweetie sweetie!

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