This year, it's 10. Ten! Two digits. Ten years. One hundred and twenty months. Five hundred twenty weeks. That's actually quite a bit of life experience, right there. There's a lot more to be had, of course, but it's enough for some things. Ten years. Wow.
It's enough to know that Sour Patch Kids are the best candy
It's enough to know that you should keep your elbows off the table (even though that's really hard).
It's enough to know that superheros are great, especially if they are Marvel superheros, but that they ain't got nothin' on airsoft guns (sigh).
It's enough to know that science and PE are fun, that social studies can be really interesting (or really NOT), and that long division is hard (but can be done).
It's enough to know that good things happen, and so do bad things, and that, actually, a lot of these things will work themselves out with time.
It's enough to know that turning up the music in the car, and singing along, is a great form of stress relief.
It's young enough to not care about ice cream dripping down your arm, or smudges on your shirt.
It's old enough to worry about being on time, but only for certain things.
It's old enough to mostly remember your homework and library books, to mostly create and/or follow a to do list.
It's enough to you know that you are loved, and that there are many good adventures to be had.
It's enough. And it's wonderful.
Happy Birthday, Neptune.