Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.

‘Fran Lebowitz

Happy Birthday to the child who made me a mother for the first time, the child who reminds me simultaneously who was in charge and what REALLY matters, the child who constantly leaves me trying to be a better person for him.

My first son, Benjamin Maxwell.

He may not always like me, hell, I may not always like him, but in the end, he knows which side his bread is buttered on.

Happy Birthday, Small Fry.

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53 thoughts on “The Big 7.

  1. happy birthday happy birthday
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    you are so much fun
    you shine like the sun
    you’re 6yrs PLUS ONE
    and we love you!

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  2. Happy Birthday Ben!

    Our kids birthdays are really close together that is cool.
    I let E make his own cake. He wanted a football cake and I cut it and gave him the icing and said “have at it”.

    We had a little cake with a shit ton of icing.

  3. wow! they grow fast don’t they?
    happy birthday to you Ben!

    &
    I always like to say..

    Congratulations to the mother for making it through another year of motherhood.

    may this next year be awesome for the both of you!

  4. Hmmm. Where have I seen that face before? Oh, I know, on my seven-year old son. It’s a great age.

    Happy birthday, Little Dude! You’re very cute, and I know that hearing that will cause you to make that face again. So, I’ll say it again, you’re very cute, you’re very cute, cute, cute, cute. Pout on, man…

  5. You DID give him BM, I wouldn’t have even thought of that! It’ll be great payback for the teen years though.

    Happy B-Day to him. They grow up too fast..too fast.

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