Happy Birthday Dear Benji!

Happy Birthday to you:
I hope you’re not unhappy
with all the lives we’ve put you through
from the Northlands of England
to the Capital, on
to Spain-Barcelona, to Malaga, down 
then back up 
to Slovenia
where 
to go next?
I hope you’re prepared
but it’s so much to ask 
of an 8-year-old boy
who’s experienced so much
that it fills me with joy:
how you rose to the task.
So I hope that you’re happy
This birthday, this year
Happy Birthday, dear Benji
My adventurer, so dear.

It’s Benji’s birthday today. He’s my eldest son and he’s 8 years old. In case you can’t tell, I’m very proud of him. As well as being a young man of the world, he also has his own blog: Benji’s Very Big Blog. So far he’s won the Penable Kids short story competition, the Great Bloggers Bake-off, and most recently had his blog promoted by Vincent Ehindero.

I have a little favour to ask: as he’s having a lockdown birthday, I know he’d be thrilled if you’d head over to his blog and leave him a birthday message…but don’t tell him this was my idea…let’s keep it a surprise 🤫 😉 🥳

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  1. Ingrid, you are justifiably proud of Benji and his blog. I followed him and left a couple of comments. Your birthday poem is very sweet. My family moved every 2-3 years when I was growing up. It was very difficult for me to leave my friends behind. Lockdown is the pits! Hope you have a great day anyway! 🙂

  2. What a handsome boy, and that smile is one of pure happiness! I think you can take a lot of credit for that, Ingrid! Now to go wish him a happy 8th ….. !

      1. That birthday cake looked fabulous, Ingrid! You’re a fun mother to your kids and that means, yes, being tired a lot. Have a restful night, dear.:)

  3. Oh what a lovely poem to your beautiful boy Benji!!!! I already was there not know who he was so give him an in person hug from me and tell him again how much he is loved and today is special. I know because you are his mama and his mom’s friend knows how much she loves you!!! ❤️❤️✨✨✨✨xo Cindy

      1. You’re so welcome! soooo funny .. I thought I responded to this by maybe from my phone and it doesn’t show.. sorry if you have a double message from me! ❤️

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