The big 20

Today is my birthday, today I turn 20 or 32 or 40 or even 100000 depending on how you look at it. For most of you out there you’d probably just think of me as 32.

What makes this birthday special, is that it’s the first since Violet was born, and for the first time Jacob knows that its a special day. In fact he was the first to wish me a Happy Birthday this morning. I was sitting on the couch with Violet and I heard Jacob start down the stairs about half way down he looked over at me and Yelled, ‘Happy Birthday, Daddy’. He then finshed going down the stairs and gave me a birthday hug. It was a great way to start the day.

I have also seen an interesting theme developed with the few gifts I have received, and that is baseball. I have received a pair of tickets to a game and a Blue Jays gift card, which I’ve redeemed for a free ticket vochure. Plus I can now pick-up something from the Blue Jays store. It will be interesting to see if Melissa’s present continues the theme. Of course for that I will have to wait for the family dinner tonight.

I’ll leave you with the lyrics from my favorite birthday song by The Arrogant Worms

Once a year we celebrate with stupid hats and plastic plates
The fact that you were able to make another trip around the sun
And the whole clan gathers round and gifts and laughter do abound
And we let out a joyful sound and sing that stupid song

Happy Birthday
Now you’re one year older
Happy Birthday
Your life still isn’t over
Happy Birthday
You did not accomplish much
But you didn’t die this year
I guess that’s good enough

So let’s drink to your fading health and hope you don’t remind yourself
Your chances of finding fame and wealth decrease with every year
Does it feel like you’re doing laps and eating food and taking naps
And hoping that some day perhaps your life will hold some cheer

Happy Birthday
What have you done that matters?
Happy Birthday
You’re starting to get fatter
Happy Birthday
It’s downhill from now on
Try not to remind yourself
Your best years are all gone

If cryogenics were all free then you could live like Walt Disney
And live for all eternity inside a block of ice
But instead your time is set this is the only life you get
And though it hasn’t ended yet sometimes you wish it might

Happy Birthday
You wish you had more money
Happy Birthday
Your life’s so sad it’s funny
Happy Birthday
How much more can you take
But your friends are hungry
So just cut the stupid cake

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Dear (continuous names)

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