four years old
and the poor boy has never had a real birthday party

so this year he said he wanted streamers and balloons
(and added noisemakers while we were in the party aisle)


for presents he wanted
a bouncy ball
a pogo stick
and a top
(the spinning kind)


he got a bike
(among other things)
and seemed pleased enough

he seemed a bit unsure
when it was time to sing
and blow out the candles
you can see it in the video


and still
every night before he goes to sleep
he asks me

am i still 4, momma?


3 responses »

  1. That poor child! He looks so confused, I just want to give him a big hug. And that’s a lot of verses to Happy Birthday…

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