Yesterday, he turned nine on the 9th, which is kind of a big deal since it's the "golden," birthday. I was able to sneak him away from his Nintendo Switch long enough to snap a few birthday pics (and I will do this every. single. year. as long as he begrudgingly agrees to it!)
And 9 happens to be a pretty significant number for him for another reason. Most people don't even notice it unless he points it out, which he's been doing more and more lately because he thinks it's cool. (And it is). ;)
"Show me how old you are today, buddy." I said.
He looked at me for a split second, then a little mischievous smile tugged at the corners of his mouth.