Happy birthday, 10 year old boy

My lovely big boy, my gorgeous younger son turns 10 this week. Double figures.

He was born four weeks to the day after my 30th birthday and now here we are four weeks after my 40th and he’s 10. He’s been with me for a quarter of my life.
I know it’s a cliche, but where DID that time go? A whole quarter of my life with this big, lovely boy, who lights up my life every single day.
But he was born to be 10, he’s always seemed old beyond his years – so big, so clever, so mature. He grew up as soon as he could walk and talk. From that point onwards, him and his brother were always ‘the boys’. It was always the two of them, always equals, always together.
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So what can I say about my lovely boy that I haven’t said before? Probably not a lot.
He’s pretty much the best son anyone could wish for – he’s the most easygoing of my kids and doesn’t have a bad bone in his body. He’s always happy and always kind. But he’s more than that – he’s got a great sense of humour too and his cheeky grin would make anyone smile.
The fact that he’s also ridiculously clever and good at sport too is just an added bonus. These things are important, but they’re not the only things that make him who he is. He’s never arrogant and never thinks he’s better than anyone else. And it would be so easy for him to do that. He doesn’t judge people who are less talented than he is. 
I am so proud when he brings home a good school report or wins a trophy for rugby or football, but most of all I’m proud that he is a good person, a person who is well-liked and people want to be friends with.
He is a person I am VERY proud to call my son.
Happy birthday, my big, beautiful boy.
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Author: Sarah Mummy

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23 Comments

  1. Aww he sounds like just a brilliant boy with an amazing friendly personality. Happy Birthday to your very lovely boy.

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  2. Happy Birthday to your adorable son. I hope you survive the party on so little sleep!

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  3. Hope he has a wonderful day! Still find it strange that our boys were born the same day! Bless them and their double digit day! Xxx

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  4. Lovely post and Happy Birthday to your wonderful boy – a great day to be born on! My middle one was also born just after my 30th, 3 weeks after though…uncanny these similarities aren’t they?! Hope you all had a lovely day x

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  5. awww honey i do hope he had the most amazing day!! they really do grow up far too quickly!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

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  6. Please wish him a HUGE Happy Birthday from me. I love that he brings home good reports and is great at sport but I also love that you’ve commented on the fact that he’s popular. Being good at school and sports is ace but having friends beats everything – what a great boy you have #magicmoments

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  7. Thanks very much, everyone! He really did have a lovely birthday, even though it wasn’t an overly exciting one.
    It is a very good date, Suzanne! And it’s so strange they were born the same day, Sonya!
    I certainly will wish him happy birthday from you, Wicked World of Lucas!

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  8. aww bless him, he sounds like a lovely boy, wishing him a great birthday xx

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  9. Thanks very much, ladies. He had a lovely day and he is a brilliant boy 🙂 x

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  10. Such a lovely post for your boy – Ethan’s 10 next year, I’m sniffling! xx

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  11. It seems so old, doesn’t it? But you get to see all Ethan’s friends turn 10 before he hits it, while we’re the other way round! x

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