Last weekend, ten five year olds tumbled into my house for a rainbow-unicorn-shooting-star party. There was dancing, laughter, a tear or two, and- of course- cake. Bingo leaned over and blew out five candles in a single breath. And just like that, the kid who made me a parent turned five.
I didn’t write about four at all, because the sum total of a one year old and a four year old was twenty-four hours of exhaustion per day. I’m sorry now that I didn’t because, when I read back about three, there is such a huge leap between then and now, here and there, that I don’t know what I can write that will traverse that distance.