Happy Birthday, Elijah!
Thanks, Bumpa! I’m two again for the first time!
I know. Grandma and I are coming over to celebrate your second birthday with you and Mom.
First I have to finish cooking the bacon.
I was already two!
I know. You were. You were two MONTHS old. It’s confusing. Today you’re two YEARS!
Yeah, I don’t know stuff like that yet. I’m still liddle. But I’m not a baby!!!
So . . . Whatcha doin’, Elijah?
You’re baking cookies?
Well . . . Mom’s baking the cookies. I’m helping. I love Mom!
That makes me happy. How are you helping?
I’m gonna take the cookies out of the oven, Bumpa! You’ll see when you come over.
Wow! You couldn’t do that the first time you were two. Be careful, okay?
I am, Bumpa. HOT, HOT! I’ll put my mittens on. Happy Birthday to me!!!
Gordon C. Stewart (Bumpa), Chaska, MN, May 19, 2019