On Friday, I took my time. I searched his face for any new freckles, let my fingers graze along the tips of his ears and along his cheekbones, and we snuggled a little longer than usual at naptime.

It was his last day being three.

It was my last day being the mom of a three-year-old.

Not gonna lie…it hurt a little.

But he sure does enjoy being in the 4.0 club.

Club membership comes with Mickey Mouse pancakes.


And a ninja getup.

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There’s a birthday party post coming.

Be warned.