Formerly 'Rambling with a cantankerous old mule"
Over the last few years I’ve tried to do a post for each of the Midgley boys in Madagascar on their birthday. I had already posted today when his mother reminded me that it was Evan, the youngest’s, birthday … Growing up with four older brothers, this just-turned 6-year-old acts way older than his actual age … and so I keep forgetting how old he actually is.
“You’re eleven, right?” I’d ask him. And every time I’d be met with a gaze of derision. “Uncle Rob, you’re so silly. I’m only five,” his answer. Now if I ask he can at least say he’s six …
I used “Facetime” on my iPhone today to call him for his birthday. “Can I sing happy birthday?” I asked. “Nooooooooooo!” was his and his eldest brother’s too-hasty answer in unison.
I think some of Evan’s recent quotes are in order while we’re commemorating his birthday:
The boys get to choose supper on their birthday. Evan’s response to what he would love to eat: “Anything without beans.”
He’s apparently wearing new pants today, which he received for his birthday. So he just sighed a huge sigh and said: “I don’t even feel 6! I just feel like I’m wearing new pants.”
Happy birthday anyway, Evan!