A Little Song, a Little Dance, a Little Seltzer in Your Pants

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  1. heartinsanfrancisco says:

    I love this, and I love your Paco! This post gave me a better sense of him than ever, and I find that I, too, will always be in his corner, even if he doesn't know it.

    Happy Paco's birthday to you, Mom! He's an amazing treasure and you are so lucky to have each other.

  2. Becky Cazares says:

    Can I pleeease borrow your elf? I surely do miss having nephews that age. Why oh why do they have to grow up?

  3. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    Many happy returns. This was the best tribute to a kid I ever read. He sounds fantastic. And I should know 'cuz I am mom to 3 boy children and all the signs are there.

  4. Jazz says:

    Beautiful tribute to your boy.

    Happy birthday Paco!

    Word verification: unbleh

    As in this was a wonderfully unbleh post.

  5. Pam says:

    Double awwww. Happy Birthday to Paco.Lovely tribute!

  6. secret agent woman says:

    Happy 7th to Paco! The fire Pokemon took me back – my younger son was Charmander for Halloween one year. It was a rather difficult costume to make – it included a glowstick in the tail.

  7. Jenn @ Juggling Life says:

    I believe he's chock full of joie de vivre. It's always fun to be around a kid like that.

    Happy Birthday to both of you!

  8. Robyn says:

    The Baby Express? Really? For a kid (not baby!) who's turning 7? Those "couple of steps of separation" will do him more good if you voluntarily let him/push him towards separating instead of allowing/encouraging baby behavior! He sounds like he's an interesting kid. LET him grow without holding him back as your baby.

  9. flutter says:

    I am officially in love.

  10. diane says:

    I think you are a wonderful mother, and Paco is a reflection of your love. Hugs. xo

  11. lime says:

    happy birthday to paco the wonderboy. i feel all warm and happy just thinking of the reading of froggy and the snuggling and the amusing of bouches and just all the perfection that is a happy 7 yr old boy.

  12. jess says:

    I think I'm in love with Paco. And you might be the bestest mama ever. Let me know when we leave for Bulgaria. 😉

  13. furiousBall says:

    wait a damn minute… one of my friend from Minnesota told me it was too cold to snow up there… that guy was full of poop.

    pardon my french.

  14. Fragrant Liar says:

    Aw, how sweet that was!! It is fabulous to have a goof-ass in the family. Trust me, this I know.

  15. monica says:

    that was great – happy birthday Paco – hooooray!! May you have many many many moore!!
    —— dill pickles!?! ——

  16. Patois says:

    Happy birthday, dear Elf!

  17. ds says:

    I love Froggy! I love this post; I love your son. Happy Birthday, Paco and many many more!!!!!!!

    Jocelyn,I wish you many more moments of being jumped on in bed with cries of "Mom, you've gotta read this. It's the best book EVER!" Or, even better, having it read to you in such creative fashion.

    P.S. My word verification is "rebost." This post is definitely "rebosting." Thanks!

  18. Jeni says:

    I did it! Finally -cleared my reader!(I confess that I ALWAYS save your posts to read them last so I can savor them!

    And from beginning to end, you brought on a great big smile across my old face tonight. Is there anything better than spending quality time with a child of that age -whether it is the adult reading to the child or the child entertaining and reading to the adult? I think not!

    And, since we're on the subject of reading, I have a bit of news here too. Seems Miss Maya -my little princess granddaughter who is in kindergarten -is doing so well in school -reading, especially -that the teacher has recommended she be put in the Accelerated Reading program -which normally doesn't start for the kids till they are in 2nd grade!!! Her teacher thinks Maya is up for the challenge and Mandy and I are both excited that she's doing this well at least with the academic side of school. Socially, she still has some obstacles to surmount but even they are not surfacing so much in school as they do at home, so the unit that works with Mandy in preparing her IEP and providing wrap-around aides where needed, are phasing out the TSS with her at school and gonna have her work with her at home instead since that's where her "bad" behaviors have been materializing now. But as older daughter would say "It's all good, Ma!" And yep, she's right. It is -All Good, isn't it?
    Peace. And enjoy those books!

  19. chelle says:

    wow you have a knack for wording it just right. wow 7. that is huge!

    I can hardly wait till my girl reads to me!

    Many birthday wishes to your little man.

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