Me - Asher, I want to tell you something.
Asher - (eyes bright, runs right over) What, Mama?
Me - Today you are THREE. It's your birthday today!
Asher - oooooh. Will I get a balloon?
Me - Yes. Later today....what are you going to do this year, while you're three?
Asher - play wid Zach-Max (cousins)...and brudder...and you (pronounced jew. just sayin')....cause I missed jew (very very sad face, oh so downcast, oh his soul)
Me - Oh. When was I gone?
Asher - (long pouty pause, then giggles, throws his head back) I kidding!
Me - Oh, you're silly. I love you.
Asher - I wuz jew, too, Mommy.
(gives big hugs, then throws noggin back again to be silly and cracks said noggin on chair.)
(just keepin' it real, peeps.)
(he's totally fine.)
Cue The Cute:
Happy Birthday, Asher. Mommy loves you to the sky and back and back up and back down and back up and back down....infinity.