Jace was helping me make lunch this afternoon. While we were doing that, I asked him how many dumplings he wanted. He said, “Four. Do you know why?” I asked why and he replied, “Four is my favorite number. Do you know why?” Again, I asked why and he replied, “Because I turned 4 this weekend!” I laughed and said, “No, honey, Zander is going to turn 4 in a few weeks. You are going to be 3 pretty soon!” He stuck his bottom lip out as far as it would go and said, “But I don’t want to be 3!” At that moment, Zander ran into the kitchen and said, “Mom! I’ll stay 3 and Jace can be 4, because 3 is *my* favorite number!”
Sweet kid to give up a birthday like that. Of course, I’d give up my own in a heartbeat as well! For different reasons, obviously.