It has been a long week since your brother’s birthday, you have checked several times a day how long you have to wait for your birthday but we are on the final countdown now as when you wake up tomorrow morning you will already be 5. I still remember it so vividly, you were the quickest of my babies to arrive, a whirlwind of a labour and a whirlwind of a child but somehow you seemed such a calm baby in the middle.
We never dreamed you would be where you are now, you are learning to read and write and practicing this skill all over my walls. You are in love with letters and have such a desire to learn and you bounce happily into school every morning now. I wasn’t convinced you would settle this easily and you definitely make sure they know you are there, but I can’t believe how much you have learned in such a short time.
You are still full of energy, someday it radiates out of you and you need to be walked regularly. We are still trying to find the best way to channel it sometimes but we are getting there. You love water in every sense from swimming, to just playing with it as you wash your hands and the quickest way to get both you and your sister out of trouble is to offer you a bath.
You are still incredibly close and I see how you impact each other. As a nearly 5 year old you have joined in with her love of all things pink, rainbow and unicorn and you can’t resist sparkly things either. You are rough and tumble but you can be so kind and caring when you want to and you alternate between wanting to wrestle with her and wanting to protect her.
At 4 you are loud and proud, you love to dance and make music, you are happy as the centre of attention and you are excited about everything. You are so grateful when you receive gifts and thankful when you get your way. You still want to eat chicken nuggets and chips for every meal though, we might be working on that one for a while.
You are wild, overflowing with personality, soft and cuddly. You are going to change the world, we just don’t know how yet and I hope that as a five year old you stay true to yourself, not caring what other people think, living your best life.
Tomorrow I will take a moment to remember how far you have come, how you have beaten the odds, proved everyone wrong and what an amazing little person you have become.
Happy Birthday baby boy, Happy Birthday Finn. You are loved more than I ever knew you could be