Every year, birthdays get better for my son. They've changed from being completely strange and incomprehensible events to fun days which promise happiness amid familiar rituals.
Birthdays also hold a learning challenge, one that lives in the age-old question asked of all kids: "How old are you?" Every year we need to relearn the answer.
The learning has become part of a tradition that we all love. We make little movies, and (thank you, Apple) the tools are getting easier and easier to use. My son watches them all year long. Looking back at the old videos is a quick catalog of growth and fun.
This year, my son turned eleven. So we showed him how to answer the question with all the love we could squeeze in there. Happy Birthday, Drew!
View Birthday Video on YouTube