November 2 09

I still have so much to tell you about my trip and a little video about a certain guy named Kevin that is totally going to go viral, but we must take some pause for a moment.

Because my baby boy woke up  SEVEN YEARS OLD this morning.

josh

hold me. How in the heck did THAT happen???? It wasn’t that long ago that he looked like this…

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I will be honest. I was terrified to have a boy. Boys are stinky and dirty and they like things like action figures and they know how to make perfect helicopter and machine gun noises and they know how to dismantle just about everything and they have, um, exterior bits. We didn’t find out the sex of our second baby and when he came out and I was all, hey! that’s not just a cord! that, friends, is some baby boy junk, I was not prepared.

But, in the end, the only thing I was really unprepared for was just how fiercely I could love a boy. MY BOY. I love everything about him.

I love how he learned to read on his own and just never got around to telling me.

I love that he thinks the tooth fairy’s name is Gwyneth.

I love that he asked my dad if he fought in the Civil War.

I love that he sharpie tattoos himself.

I love that he told me that he was “so off the blondies right now” and that he was more of a Gabriella than a Sharpay.

I love the look on his face as he rounds the bases in his Bats uniform.

I love that he once drew some light sabers and they came out looking like..um…THIS:

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I love hearing him say “pardon me?” all polite and stuff.

I love watching him outeat his dad in chicken wings.

I love that he wanted the Jumanji and Zathura games for his birthday because he really thinks they are REAL.

I love that he once called balls “poisonous beans” and that he coined the term “knee-pit” and that he once confused Britney Spears and Moses.

I love that he let me teach him the Thriller dance.

I love the way he looks in all of his hockey gear.

I love that he shares my love for movie quotes.

I love his totally out-of-the-blue giant bear hugs, even though he is nothing but skin and bones.

I love that he totally named our dog, because, in his very best Sean Connery WE NAMED THE DOG INDIANA.

I love how he can beat me at every.single.game on the xbox or the wii or the ds…except for Rock Band. He really is the very worst singer in the world (remember this???)

(I do, however, not love that he needs to pee all the damn time)

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  1. So sweet.

    Happy Birthday, little man!

    Boys really ARE awesome, aren’t they?

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    Comment by AMomTwoBoys on November 2, 2009
  2. The “pardon me” thing is my favorite. Polite kids just make me swoon…

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    Comment by Libby on November 2, 2009
  3. He also says “Thank you kindly” which totally just KILLS ME.

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    Comment by ali on November 2, 2009
  4. “thank you kindly?” Oh my god I just died right there. Little boys used to scare me but thanks to blogging moms like yourself, I think I’ll be disappointed if I never have one of my own.

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    Comment by MBonn on November 2, 2009
  5. Happy “birth” day Ali & Josh! I know exactly how you feel… I love my daughter, but there is something so special about my boy!

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    Comment by corinne on November 2, 2009
  6. Ahhhh, the light saber drawing. I remember it WELL! Happy Birthday, Josh! Toronto freakin’ misses you, eh?!

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    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on November 2, 2009
  7. OMG…he is so adorable! Happy, happy birthday to Josh!

    My seven year old boy says “If you please,” in a very British accent. If Josh wants to come hang out with him, I’d be happy to host a play date!

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    Comment by foradifferentkindofgirl (fadkog) on November 2, 2009
  8. Awwww, Happy Birthday to the wee one!

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    Comment by Hilly on November 2, 2009
  9. I’m sending over a package of hookers and coke. That’s appropriate for 7, right?

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    Comment by Avitable on November 2, 2009
  10. Aww what a sweet post for your little guy. Well, he’s not so little anymore. SEVEN! He is too cute. Happy birthday to him!
    .-= Cassie´s last blog ..October Budget Recap =-.

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    Comment by Cassie on November 2, 2009
  11. Happy birthday Josh!

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    Comment by Kristabella on November 2, 2009
  12. oh happy birthday to josh! my oldest is boy.he taught me how to be a mummy….the penis light saber picture boy do i remember that hahaha

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on November 2, 2009
  13. Happy birthday Josh! cute post! Love the eye of the tiger song… I too have an old video of me doing that song at camp one year, i oughta dig that up and show my kids. And I’m with ya on the scared to have a boy, can’t believe how much i love him thing….

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    Comment by rayli on November 2, 2009
  14. “Thank you kindly”? Oh, I LOVE. Love him! I hope he has a fabulous day – and that you do, too! Happy Birthday to Josh!

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    Comment by mamatulip on November 2, 2009
  15. Happy Birthday to your cutie patootie! He is a fabulous kid. Gosh, I love little boys, never a dull moment.

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    Comment by Kristen on November 2, 2009
  16. I too was scared to have a boy. Weird. It’s like you forget about all that worry.

    Happy Birthday to your Boy!

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    Comment by MichelleRenee on November 2, 2009
  17. Aw, I love him.

    Happy Birthday, Josh!

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    Comment by Angella on November 2, 2009
  18. Happy Birthday Josh! He’s so adorable.

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    Comment by Kaleigha on November 2, 2009
  19. Happy Birthday Josh!
    What a sweet wonderful tribute to your guy.
    I feel so lucky to have a boy too. Yay.
    oh – my almost 7 yr old whistles worse than Josh sings. But I love him anyway. Actually Josh’s singing isn’t that bad!
    .-= monstergirlee´s last blog ..Late Afternoon Sky in Autumn =-.

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    Comment by monstergirlee on November 2, 2009
  20. Happy 7th Birthday Josh!
    Love the drawing. I love all the reasons you love him, so sweet. Love the video, he is adorable.
    .-= Deborah Pucci´s last blog ..IF YOU HAVE TODDLERS YOU WILL WANT TO WIN THIS ITEM =-.

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    Comment by Deborah Pucci on November 2, 2009
  21. Happy Birthday Josh!

    (I bet he’s taking it to all those Atlanta kids on the rink as the lone Canadian.)

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on November 2, 2009
  22. Aww! Such a beautiful kid, and he seems like he’s just as awesome.

    Happy Birthday!

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    Comment by Maria on November 2, 2009
  23. He officially knows more words to that song than I do! Happy Birthday to Josh!

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    Comment by Rhi on November 2, 2009
  24. Your retelling of the conversation of the confusion of Moses and Britney Spears still makes me laugh out loud!!

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    Comment by Cindy on November 2, 2009
  25. Happy Birthday Josh!
    The song was the cutest thing ever!

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    Comment by Dina on November 2, 2009
  26. Wow, congratulations on having a really cool little boy. :)

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    Comment by Shayla on November 2, 2009
  27. Aw. Happy Birthday, Josh! Boys are awesome, and I love that kid.

    (…AND his lightsabers picture. Heh.)

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    Comment by metalia on November 3, 2009
  28. Happy Birthday Joshie!!
    We miss you! xoxo

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    Comment by Tova on November 3, 2009
  29. Yay! Happy (belated) Birthday Josh!!! xoxox

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    Comment by sam {temptingmama} on November 3, 2009
  30. Omg. I was looking at another blog and wandered across this… your son is the very cutest boy I have ever seen! And my goodness, he sings a VERY cute Eye of the Tiger.
    ..I mean fierce. It’s a fierce Eye of the Tiger. Shh.

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    Comment by Captain Wiggles on November 3, 2009
  31. I love this post because it lets me know about all of the awesome stuff that is to come in our family. Happy Birthday Josh!

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    Comment by Assertagirl on November 3, 2009
  32. Happy Birthday! maybe little boys aren’t so scary after all.
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Swearing =-.

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    Comment by Katie on November 4, 2009
  33. I am in love with this little Packer Fan! Also he does pretty good drawings :)

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    Comment by Jen on November 6, 2009
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