Monday, April 23, 2012

max is six!

Max turned six years old today. I am not sure I believe it. I remember the day he was born like it was yesterday, yet the last six years feels like it has lasted twenty. How can this be? I guess we've been through a lot. Max decided to take the day off today. I got the dreaded call from school at 9:45am that he was not feeling well. We spent the day chilling out at home. Well, he chilled and I stressed out wondering what was going on. Appendix? Urinary tract infection? Ear infection? Birthday blues? Since it was raining slush, we played it low key and decided to reschedule the birthday partying for another day. Max is still working on the whole "I'm six" business anyway, so it's all good.

If six has come in like a lamb, then credit that to five going out like a lion. This past month Max fell in the playground and knocked two of his top teeth loose (the Thursday before Easter long weekend no less). Luckily, our family dentist squeezed him in and we were able to get him into a dental surgeon that afternoon. The problem was that Max had eaten that morning, so he couldn't be given any form of anesthesia. The teeth were loose though, so if he monkeyed around with them he could swallow them and choke. They had to come out, so out they came, without any freezing. I am no fan of dentists, so it was zero fun wrapping myself around Max while the surgeon pulled the loose teeth out. I am only now getting used to Max's less toothy grin and I'm 100% certain Max recovered before I did. The only real positive about the situation was that we were blessed with truly wonderful medical professionals who showed incredible humanity in helping Max. The oral surgeon, Dr. Pye, even called the next morning to check and see how Max was doing. Proof there are angels everywhere.

Max, I could not be more proud of you. This past year you have continued your rock star success and inspired more people than I suspect either of us will ever know. You love with your whole heart, and you are loved in return by everyone who is blessed enough to spend time with you. I dare say you have the whole world in your hands. I can't wait to see what this next year brings. Thank you for being my son.


  1. Melissa2:55 p.m.

    Amazing. You rock, Katrina.

  2. Karen K10:47 p.m.

    Happy Belated 6th Birthday, Max!!!