If you’ve had the opportunity to meet the Oz man, you’d understand that he’s pretty much the coolest dude, ever. This picture from a Michigan road trip years ago is a pretty good depiction of Oz. One of his favorite movies as a four year old was The Longest Day. If there’s war AND John Wayne, it’s thumbs up in his eyes.
My Oz has always marched to his own beat…
…which includes wearing his favorite bear ‘Forest’ on his head. He still does that. I don’t know why, you just don’t ask with Oscar.
There’s been a lot of “last times” as I’ve watched his pre-teen childhood go by lately. He stated that last fall was his “last trick or treating” and without even realizing it, his school Valentines party last year was THE last Valentine school party. It’s caused a few melancholy moments for this Ma but at the end of the day, I’m just so very thankful. For his health, his charm, and his love for bacon. SRSLY, he’s eating birthday bacon by the pound right now.
So Happy Birthday to our Oz man, we all look forward to seeing what the future holds for him and how he’ll kick it’s arse.
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.