After much drilling and quizzing (What month is it? What day is your birthday? How old will you be? What's daddy's favourite beer?), the day finally arrived.

You woke up in a slightly better mood today (and by slightly, I mean kicking but not screaming) to the sounds of your mother and your father singing Happy Birthday, and you promptly denied any previous knowledge of such event.

Pressed, you finally admitted that the special day was here, but that it would only be celebrated after day-care.

I hope this means you won't stage some sort of rebellion when you see the cupcakes we smuggled in with you today. Pardon the Valentine-themed smarties on top; your mother and I might be a little too good at the rationing of chocolate treats in the house. I'm sure someday you'll figure out where we hide them and then it won't matter one little bit.

So Happy birthday, buddy. I can't wait to see what fun and shenanigans "three" will bring.




PS: It's also Amy's birthday today. Happy birthday, Amy!

Posted bythemikestand at 8:46 AM  

12 stepped up to the mike:

Anonymous said... 9:18 AM, March 09, 2007  

Happy Birthday Jack - you are getting to be such a big boy!! Love Mel, Chad, and Matthew

sween said... 10:46 AM, March 09, 2007  

Happy Birthday, Three-Year-Old!

Steph said... 11:40 AM, March 09, 2007  

Three? Wow. I am 11 times older than the little man. I must be dead old.

Happy Birthday! *insert balloons and goofy singing here*

Only 13 more years until he can get a driver's license. Suh-weet!

Lesley said... 12:28 PM, March 09, 2007  

Happy Birthday Little Man!

Mike & His Lovely Wife: Welcome to the Pre-School Years. Not a baby anymore, not a "Big Kid" just yet. Think of it as a primer for the teen years. The adventure continues...

corgimom said... 1:31 PM, March 09, 2007  

Happy Birthday Ex-toddler! Thanks for sharing the joy, dad.

Brianna said... 1:37 PM, March 09, 2007  

Happy Birthday Jack!

When you're 3 you get to have a cookie every day at 3:00pm -- your parent's might deny this but it's an international law, don't let yourself get screwed. Consider this knowledge a personal birthday gift from me.

Alison said... 3:41 PM, March 09, 2007  

Oh yes, three. You know all that stuff about the Terrible Twos? Well, it's wrong. Terrible Threes is more accurate. I think that three is the true age of self determination (as in "You can't make me do, eat, wear, whatever"). We're looking forward to 4 next month with great anticipation, because it can't be worse than three!

themikestand said... 3:58 PM, March 09, 2007  

Y'know, that's what I love about the parenting community.

They're so supportive.

chRistine said... 10:19 AM, March 10, 2007  

he shares a birthday with my great-nephew!

happy birthday

Mabel said... 3:13 PM, March 10, 2007  

Happy Birthday Jack!

Alison said... 8:25 PM, March 10, 2007  

Sorry about the lack of support. I'm sure you folks are doing a truly wonderful job of parenting (that's me being supportive!).

I just wish someone had told me about the three o'clock cookie rule before though, it might have made this past year a little easier!

themikestand said... 8:32 AM, March 12, 2007  

Oh, Allison, I was only kidding. You should know there's an equivalent 'bourbon' rule for adults.

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