Friday, July 1, 2011

The I-Mac is Cinco

Happy birthday kiddo, you know in the last five years you've grown up and learned alot and you've made your daddy grow up and learn alot as well, he learned that a man is more than throwing a punch or drinking whiskey, a man changes diapers and walks creaky floorboards at 4am and sings you back to sleep, a man takes you for walks and has crap on his shirt constantly, a man re-thinks what it means to be cool and realizes that it's much cooler to raise your son than run the streets with the low-lives, you've taught me a lot boy and it was only a quick five years ago that i stood on a street corner shaky and nervous, whimpering to Uncle Gulfboot about how lost i was and how i didn't know shit and though i still may not know to much i'm definitely not lost anymore, your a kick-ass big bro and you have a mouth and a mind a lot like your daddies and though it may drive me nuts sometimes when you challenge your old man deep down i'm really proud, mostly though i'm just happy to be your dad kid. love, your old man.

10 comments:

sybil law said...

How could you NOT love that cutie?! Happy Birthday to him.
You're lucky to have each other. :)

daisyfae said...

happy b-day i-mac!

5 was the beginning of the most amazing stuff with my kids... you really get to know how their brains work. how they manage their place in the world. the elementary school years are magic!

sukipoet said...

he's a doll. love the pout. you are lucky to have each other. mutual buddha's.

DiaryofWhy said...

Very, very cute boys you have there.

twin said...
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twin said...

Happy Happy Day I-Mac!!!

I love that their skin is still baby soft at that age....& when they touch you it feels perfect.

nursemyra said...

Oh my... he is growing up

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Off to school in the fall? Then he'll start a whole secret life that you'll know nothing about. And that's not a bad thing. It's just the start of a very long, very slow separation. As it should be.

(WF: explogr. Ex-blogger?)

Jayne said...

Aw, happy belated birthday to I-Mac. Damn he looks cool. Amazing what we can learn from our kids. No doubt they make us better people. And break our hearts, too.

Kono said...

Sybil- yeah i feel pretty lucky.

Daisy- This kid's a piece of work. Yesterday he asked his martial arts instructor if all these lessons would help him be a ninja.

Suki- thank you, i tell him about Buddha all the time, mainly to offset his preaching grandparents.

DofW- Have you seen his father? The man is gorgeous.

Twin- he wants to know when he can shave.

Nurse- looking at him now makes me nostalic for the "good old days" already.

UB- i know you're right but it doesn't mean i have to like it, he's my best friend, it'll be a bummer when i no longer am "cool".

Jayne- He's taught me more than he'll ever know.