You are 8 years old now!
You matured so much this past year. Dad and I tried to give you as much freedom as you could handle, and you really thrived. You took on new responsibilities and [usually] proved that you were able to make good decisions.
Who you are now:
You like waking up early in the morning and working on projects in the quiet of the house.
You like playing piano.
You love reading about trivia: all about the fastest, tallest, smallest, most expensive, biggest.
You don't like going to bed late. We've been letting you and Ben stay up late on weekends, but you usually opt to go to bed way before your brother.
You're particular about eating healthy food.
You are crazy curious. You love learning about everything. Everything about everything.
Cars are you biggest passion. You dream about the day that you can buy your own car. You've already planned that it'll be a junker that you will fix up and customize.
So it was fitting that for your birthday you wanted to go to K-1 Speed, to race go-karts. You had been talking about this for several months. You went with your cousins and had a blast.
Here is an excerpt from your birthday interview, which perfectly illustrates your personality right now:
Q: If you could be any animal, which one would you be and why?
A: A cheetah or a leopard.
[When I asked Tommy why he’d like to be these animals, he just about had a breakdown and said “I don’t know! What in the world does it matter? It’s not like I”m going to magically turn into one of them, so who cares?”]
Q: What is your favorite thing to do?
A: Wake up early in the morning
Q: What is your favorite thing about yourself?
A: That I have long hair.
Look how much you've grown in 8 years!