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To my son, on his fifth birthday

Editorial Note: My oldest child turned five on April 23, 2020. That afternoon, Minnesota  Governor Tim Walz and Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker made the announcement that schools would continue with distance learning for the remainder of the school year. This post was primarily composed that evening, with editing and final thoughts added on May 8. 2020.  Oh, Huddy Buddy. Each year, when your birthday comes around, I always think that I never would have imagined how life would change for us all over the next year. I didn't know how much joy you would bring to our lives in that first year of your life.  I didn't imagine that Daddy would be upgrading to captain for the first time just before your second birthday, and that we would finally be financially comfortable.  I didn't imagine that between your second and third birthdays, we would take in a third cat, move cross country, make you a big brother, and have Daddy start a new job. I didn't imagine tha

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