Not only is Cinco de Mayo the day that marks Mexico’s independence, it’s also the day sweet Kieron decided to make his entrance (or exit). At three years old, Kieron is tender, sensitive, cheerful, stubborn, and he knows what he wants. He is remarkably good at identifying feelings and emotions. His recall is incredible. He remembers names and associations that Avery still can’t keep straight! He smiles easily and often. But don’t cross this one, he is also impulsive and ornery. Kieron is picky and likes things on his terms (especially when it comes to eating and going potty). He enjoys cooking, singing, digging in the dirt, riding bikes, and cuddling. He loves the garbage man and always looks forward to garbage day.
After going all out for Avery’s 6th birthday, I wanted to do something special for Kieron this year. He chose a Sesame Street theme (Cookie Monster, in particular). We invited a few of the usual suspects, played games, had a Sesame Street/Mariachi playlist, and dined on tacos, quesadillas, and cupcakes. Kieron basked in all the attention, and seemed to thoroughly enjoy the day.