Friday, October 20, 2023

Happy 12th Birthday E!

Happy 12th Birthday to our Everett!! I probably say the same thing every year but what a great kid! As he grows up and becomes more independent, it is nice to see how kind and thoughtful he is.

We are so fortunate that he is so easy going, comfortable with new situations and people, doesn't get upset, and he never complains about anything.  I know he knows how to take care of himself and make good decisions.  We can send him off to the golf course or the ski hill and I know he will be okay. He has already told us of some instances where other kids were not making good choices and how he would deal with the situation, so he has a good head on his shoulders. I know he gets along well with his classmates and teachers.  A parent of one of the girls in his class told me that she had to work with E on something for school and that he was a great boy to work with, not like the other kids.  (She was very clear this was not a crush situation, just wanted to say he was a nice boy.) It's always nice to hear that.

He's a very clever kid, which makes some conversations with him infuriating as he always wants to be right, or to trick us somehow, so I'm still working on trying to understand how his brain works and be more patient. He is a typical big brother and loves to give Q a hard time, which Q does not handle well, so it leaves us playing referee and poor E gets scolded more than he probably should.  Sibling dynamics!!

Ultimately we are very proud of him and can't wait to see what 12 brings!

A few pictures over this past year with the annual birthday quiz to follow.

Favourite Colour

Favourite Stuffed Animal
Cuddly Pal

Favourite Thing to Sleep With
Cuddly Pal or my weighted blanket

Favourite Thing to Eat for Breakfast
French Toast

Favourite Thing to Eat for Lunch
Peg Rolls (a pierogi filling in an egg roll wrapper, he goes here for lunch sometimes)

Favourite Thing to Eat for Supper

Favourite Dessert
Lemon Meringue Pie

Favourite Drink

Favourite Animal
Q. (He's not an animal) Did you see him watching TV?! Okay fine, monkey.

Favourite Book
Calvin and Hobbes

Favourite Song
Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes (currently learning this on the guitar)

Favourite Game
Sushi Go

Favourite Video Game

Favourite Sport
Baseball, Ultimate Frisbee, Football, Golf, golf is number 1 (this answer may or may not have been influenced by Dave coming into the room at this moment)

Favourite TV Show
The Investigators, the Australian one

Favourite Movie
Ready Player One

Favourite Thing to do Outside
Beat up Q. (*eyeroll*)

Best Friend
Q. I have many.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Make money, be famous, but not too famous.

Favourite F1 Driver (new question!)
Lando Norris and the other guy, I like pastry (Piastri)

Anything else to share?
I'm a kid, I've been on the planet for 12 years. 


  1. Happy birthday to E! He sounds like a lovely kid with a great sense of humour. I had a chuckle at some of his answers.

  2. Hope he had a wonderful birthday and will have another great year.