Happy Birthday Parker, PK, P-Sizzle, Park-Park, Bubbsy, Sir Bubs, Angelface, Tiny Baby!
In honor of this momentous occasion,
I’ll share 15 things we love about Parker.
Parker is kind and loving.
Everyone knows that those are our family bywords and he personifies them.
He’ll cook for his brother, fetch things for his mom and dad, play with babies, offer to help out, do his fair share plus everyone else’s and he NEVER complains!
Parker is big!
He may look small but he is mighty.
He stands up for what is right and he won’t be bullied.
He holds his own at home, on the field and in school.
He’s a force to be reckoned with.
Parker is athletic.
He crawled and then he ran.
I don’t think we have ever seen Parker walk.
He’s quick, he’s agile, he takes a lickin and he keeps on tickin!
Parker is a hard worker.
Wherever he goes, whatever he does, he gives it 110%.
He takes his responsibilities seriously.
Parker is fearless.
He'll always try new things.
When he was about 10, he built a ski jump in the front yard.
It was large.
He would practice helicopters off of it.
People would drive down our street just to park and watch.
Parker makes us laugh.
He’s not the class clown,
he’s just funny.
His perspective on life is so………matter of fact
My brother was lamenting the fact that whenever he takes his children on a road trip, someone gets carsick. Everyone was sharing their horror stories.
He turned to Parker, then 9, and asked, “Have you ever gotten carsick?”
Parker: “Oh yeah, when I was 6 we were driving on these winding roads through Tuscany. We were on our way to Montepulcino to the Prada outlet…………”
My brother just burst out laughing at the ridiculous frame of reference.
“Oh you better go get your tooth and put it under your pillow for the tooth fairy.”
He just does his thing.
People know he works hard.
His teammates and classmates respect that.
He was selected as the JV Lacrosse captain and elected Sophomore class president
Parker is in charge.
He’s confident and there isn’t anything he can’t accomplish.
When Parker was about 5, he went to the school pumpkin patch.
We live right behind the elementary school, so the pumpkin patch was almost in our backyard.
After perusing the goods carefully, he rolled a large pumpkin up to the cashier.
Parker: “I’d like to get this pumpkin.”
Lady: “Oh my. That’s really big. You better go ask your mom.”
Parker: “Pretty much…………..I’m in charge.”
The neighbor lady who was working the patch turned to the cashier and said,
“Yeah, he is.”
She sold him the pumpkin and he rolled it home.
Parker is loved.
He’s nice to everybody.
Everyone wants him on their team or in their group.
He gets along with elementary school kids, seniors in high school and adults.
Parker is comfortable with himself.
He knows who he is and he likes himself.
It’s working for him.
We like him too.
Parker is always up for fun.
I’ve never heard anyone laugh so much or so loud.
But then if you were Parker,
what’s not to laugh about?
We frequently say that in our next lives, we want to come back as Parker.
Happy Birthday Parker!
We love you!