A six-year-old son is what I have. I remember his birth on Martin Luther King Jr Day, six years ago. It was very cold and I was so so so happy to meet him. What a gift.
Here are the top ten things of Seth’s year 5, as told by his mom:
1) Football. Football, football, football. You talk about it, dream about it, watch it, give play-by-plays. You’ve started a football card collection. You even got to trade cards with some friends. You have declared that you will be a football player when you grow up. A Defensive End, like Jared Allen. Way to dream big, in the literal size sense!
2) Numbers. You love numbers. The time, the temperature, the score, the speed limit (bummer). Also, you just like to talk about numbers and add, subtract, and multiply whatever pops into your head. You’re a clock watcher like me and I’m sorry for that.
3) You like to be on the go, out and about. You really don’t like being bored. (I try not to allow the word “bored” into our vocab, but alas.) You really enjoy people and places (North Shore pic below). You also love having people over to our house. You pounce on any chance to play with cousins and friends.
4) You played soccer this summer. You had fun, were a good sport, showed some competitive spirit, made some friends and were a blast to watch. Hopefully a repeat will be in order this summer. You also like swimming and broomball on our pond. You’ve been practicing some football moves as well.
5) You’re a baby magnet. Oh how you love little babies. Evangeline is your favorite, of course (although she’s a bit beyond baby status).
6) You’re taking Kindergarten in stride. You are a motivated worker, plowing through your work and usually enjoying it. It’s a joy to watch you read and learn.
7) You are a reliable kid when it comes to chores. Although you aren’t always complaint-free, (wow, another similarity to your mom!) you are helpful and dutiful in your tasks and I really really appreciate it. Thanks, buddy!
8) You sing in the kids’ choir at church. You like it and I love it. Nothing better than kids and music! You especially liked the Baba Yetu song from our church’s big celebration. That song was belted out in our car more times than I can count.
9) You’re getting to be a good story teller. You’re often talkative and like to recount the details of the day, in a play-by-play sort of way. For having three sisters, you seem to have mastered getting your voice heard. Although, getting you to talk about how you’re feeling is a little trickier.
10) You’re intrigued by maps. There’s a map of the world on the wall in your room and most nights before bed you name all the countries that you can remember. You tell me what you know about them: if they have enough food, if they have Bibles, if it’s hot or cold.
My dear Seth, I love how God made you. Your mind is always working on something. I pray that as you grow, your mind and your heart will work together for the cause of Christ. I hope that you will experience such love from God, such forgiveness at the cross of Jesus that you will passionately and sacrificially give your life to loving and serving others.
Oh how He loves you, Seth!