Portrait of a Nine Year Old Boy

Happy Birthday to Watty!  My oldest son turns NINE today.  Where did the time go?

I can’t believe that nine years ago, I looked like this!

mothering in process

(sigh. once i showed the blue eye shadow love’s baby soft photo i’ve lost all control.)

Watty is an amazing kid.

What does a nine year old boy look like?  I’ve painted a portrait of him in words.

Portrait of a Nine Year Old Boy

  • He like to read. His preferred books are the ones that include (in his words) talking animals.  Since I’m a huge reader of fantasy novels I’m delighted to see him raiding my bookshelves with increasing frequency.
  • He thinks zombies are cool.

when zombies attack

he investigates everything

  • He has a warped sense of humor.  Like every other boy his age the jokes are peppered with mild potty language.  But he thinks “stupid” is a bad word.
  • He knows what a Uvula is and isn’t afraid to tell you about it.  He can even spell the word correctly (most of the time).
  • He is afraid of drinking water in my car (I am totally to blame for this!)
  • He loves drama.  He has crazy accents for made-up character

hands up or the kitty gets it

  • He’s an amazing young man and I am lucky to be his mom.  He is a blessing and a gift from God.  My life is forever changed for the better because I have a son named Watty.

Happy Birthday son.  I love you.

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Susan Baker
I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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  1. He is absolutely ADORABLE! Hope he has a very happy birthday! :)-The Dose Girls
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  2. Nancy Evans Wahmhoff says:

    Happy Birthday William!

  3. Isn\’t it crazy how fast your children grow up? I have 3 children: a 9 year old, 2 year old and a 9 month old. They are growing up right before my very eyes, wish they would slow down a bit!

  4. Thanks for sharing this adorable pictures, he is a happy kid. He has a good life ahead of him. Thumbs up.
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  5. This brings happiness. He’s such a blessing for you, isn’t he?

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