Thursday, March 27, 2014

Time to Celebrate

Posted by CheapRunnerMichelle
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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.

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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.

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Anything else I should add to the list?


Anyone else have a birthday this weekend?

14 comments:

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

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

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  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!!

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  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 :)

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

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

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