Thursday, March 27, 2014

Time to Celebrate

Posted by CheapRunnerMichelle

So this weekend is a special weekend! It's our little man's 5th birthday!!!! Tomorrow night we are having our family over to celebrate and have a little party for him. I'm pretty stoked about the present we got him...we are taking him to Fallsview Indoor Waterpark in a few weeks.


Jackson - you are such a caring, helpful, thoughtful little boy, and I am already so proud of the man I see you becoming. Your sense of humour is sharp and witty and you can always put a smile on other's faces. You're such a cool cat and I am so fortunate to get to be your mom - I love you and happy 5th birthday.

And here are some things I promise to teach you as you continue to grow

- Play a sport.  It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble.   And maybe even throw or catch.

- You will set the tone for the sexual relationship, so don't take something away from a girl that you can't give back - and remember that God created this as gift to share with your wife on your wedding night

- Use careful aim when you pee.  Somebody's got to clean that up, you know.

- Save money when you're young because you're going to need it some day.

- Allow me to introduce you to the dishwasher, oven, washing machine, iron, vacuum, mop and broom.  Now please go use them.

- Pray and be a spiritual leader.

- Don't ever be a bully and don't ever start a fight, but if some idiot clocks you, please defend yourself.

- Your knowledge and education is something that nobody can take away from you.

- Treat women kindly.  Forever is a long time to live alone and it's even longer to live with somebody who hates your guts.

- Take pride in your appearance.

- Be strong and tender at the same time.

- A woman can do everything that you can do.  This includes her having a successful career and you changing diapers at 3 A.M.  Mutual respect is the key to a good relationship.

- "Yes ma'am" and "yes sir" still go a long way.

- The reason that they're called "private parts" is because they're "private".  Please do not scratch them in public.

- Peer pressure is a scary thing.  Be a good leader and others will follow.

- Bringing her flowers for no reason is always a good idea.

- Potty humour isn't the only thing that's humorous. 

- Please choose your spouse wisely.  My daughter-in-law will be the gatekeeper for me spending time with you and my grandchildren.

- Remember to call your mother because I might be missing you.


Anything else I should add to the list?

Anyone else have a birthday this weekend?


  1. Love love love this! You are such great parents. Happy 5th Birthday Jackson!

  2. Thanks Laura...having great kids just makes it that much better!

  3. Happy birthday to your little man!! 5 is such a fun age!
    Love the list - so many great things that boys really do need to know!!

  4. Amy @ fitnessmeetsfrosting.comMarch 27, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    OMG this had me tearing up (and smiling)! LOVE it! You're the best parents for teaching him all of this! Happy early birthday Jackson!

  5. So sweet! Happy Birthday to Jackson!! He is so handsome!

  6. Christine@ Apple of My EyeMarch 27, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Love this post! I hope he has a wonderful day and I'm sure he's going to love going to the water park!

  7. Sugar Coated SheridanMarch 27, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Oh this is perfect! Happy Birthday, Jackson! I may borrow your list to use with my little man :)

  8. Thanks Kim - he got everything he asked for and more...

  9. Isn't he....the lady's are gonna love him :)