On Tuesday my baby turned six! It’s hard for me to believe that it was six whole years ago that I gave birth to him. I am so glad Ashton is part of our family. He is the comic relief we often need. He’s smart and quick-witted. He is constantly clowning around and trying to make us laugh. He is also very sweet and likes to be a helper (even though many time is turns into him whining about being too tired). His sister is his best friend. He loves school, but he hates homework. He has become quite the reader and loves to read to anyone who will listen. He loves to snuggle. He is fun and annoying, sweet and exhausting, loving and irritating, all rolled into one big boy.
And now for a story. We drove to Utah for the weekend. We left on Thursday afternoon and drove to St. George. The next day we drove to Salt Lake City. In the course of those two days, there were five times that we had to pull over for a little boy and a bathroom emergency. Most of the places we pulled over did not include any facilities besides large bushes and tumbleweeds in which to empty a bladder. We successfully made it from Provo to St. George on Monday without having to find a place to pull over, but yesterday, about 15 minutes from home, London noticed the swinging of the legs which can only mean one thing. Luckily he was able to make it all the way home and everything was fine.
And another one. I packed for our trip. I thought I grabbed everything we might need. I think I was pretty organized and ready. However, I didn’t pack shoes for Ashton. My plan was to make him wear shoes. I noticed when we were in the high desert, that he was only wearing a measly pair of flip-flops. First thing the next day, we headed out to find him some new shoes. They were on sale for a really good price, so I ended up buying a pair in his size, and another pair a size bigger. In the car yesterday he said to me, “Mom. I can’t believe I’m six! I’m so big now! I think I need new jammies, size 6. And maybe those new bigger shoes we bought will fit me now because I’m bigger!”