Shannon Stacey

Happy 6th Birthday, short kid

Where does the time go? Here’s you being held by your big brother for the first time:

Now you’re building dams together:

The whole world is your stage and we’re simply your supporting cast, and that’s okay because we get to bask in the warmth of your larger-than-life personality. Your silliness, your drama, your humor and your music bring joy to every day, and I can’t imagine how quiet and still our lives would be without you.

Or your chocolate-faced moose impressions:

Happy birthday, baby boy. My wish for you…don’t change. Always being willing to do karaoke when the line at Walmart is too long and you want to cheer up the cranky, waiting people. Always be willing to tell knock-knock jokes that make no sense because the look of confusion on your audience’s face amuses you. Always be brilliant but not feel a need to prove it. Always laugh at yourself when you get burned by the five-second rule and get cat hair in your mouth. Always sucker punch your big brother when you get the chance, but morph into a sibling-protecting Hulk if somebody else upsets him. Always make your dad laugh so hard he can’t breathe when he’s trying to punish you.

And always put your lips to my cheek and whisper, “You’re the best mom a boy could ever hope for.”

It’s not hard to be. I have the best boys a mom could ever hope for.

9 comments to “Happy 6th Birthday, short kid”

  1. Charlene
      · November 22nd, 2006 at 10:05 am · Link

    Great birthday tribute. Hope it’s a happy one!:boogie:

  2. Brianna
      · November 22nd, 2006 at 9:35 am · Link

    :cheer: Happy Birthday, Liam. I can’t wait until I’m old enough to go riding in your Mustang some day. Hope you get lots of cool presents today.

    Loves and Hugs and Kisses


  3. Melani Blazer
      · November 22nd, 2006 at 10:36 am · Link

    Aw shan, that made me tear up. You’re a great mom, and your kids are evidence of that.

    Hope your family has a wonderful celebration to the short kid. :) Happy birthday Liam! v:woot:

  4. Jaci Burton
      · November 22nd, 2006 at 1:22 pm · Link

    Time passes so quickly. What a lovely post for a great kid!:cheer:

    Happy Birthday Liam! :sled:

  5. Michelle
      · November 22nd, 2006 at 1:34 pm · Link

    Wow that made me tear up too. Course I was just reflecting on how fast time goes for my own baby boy so…Happy Birthday to your baby! :cheer:

  6. Lara
      · November 22nd, 2006 at 2:55 pm · Link

    Awww! What a sweet post, and I love the pictures, too! Happy Birthday to short kid. And hugs to Mom.

  7. Kelly
      · November 22nd, 2006 at 4:18 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Short Kid!

    I have enjoyed all your mom’s posts about you…you sound like a fabulous kid to be around, your mom (dad and brother) are lucky to have you. I love your pictures too.

    Mom, you’ve done a great job and by your wonderful post you I know you are proud…keep up the great job mom.


  8. Jaq
      · November 22nd, 2006 at 8:13 pm · Link

    Very sweet post, Shan! Happy Birthday to your very lovely baby (cause they’re always your baby.)

  9. Selah March
      · November 24th, 2006 at 5:08 pm · Link

    No fair making me cry when I’m least expecting it. Lucky mommy, lucky lucky boys. :nod:

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