My son, Aaron, turns 24 today! He is in Europe with his girlfriend right now and we had this interaction earlier:
People who have been regular readers of this blog for years know that my son is creative, hilarious, smart, and honest. They also know that he gets along really well with his step-father Michael.
I have a tradition of including in my blog on Aaron’s birthday this YouTube video he made twelve years ago:
When Aaron reads my blog (which he’s told me he will after I’m gone from this earth), I imagine him rolling his eyes when he sees this. He made this sooooo long ago, and he’s done so many wonderful things since then. I’m a sucker for a tradition, I guess, and this video still cracks me up.
Here’s what I tweeted last night, on the eve of my only child’s birthday:
Aaron has given me many memorable words of wisdom and I can only hope I’ve done the same for him.
I remember this exchange when I was having a bad time:
Me: Is the universe conspiring against me?
I can’t tell you how often I’ve thought of this when life has been difficult. Aaron is a man of few words but all of them count.
Happy birthday to my son, happy banana bread day to all, and thanks for being here, now.